Navigation Links
GAA Applauds Global Fund's Decision to Accelerate Support for Treatment Strategies to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
Date:5/6/2009

"The Global Fund now has within its reach the potential to end pediatric AIDS."

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its spring meeting in Geneva, the Board of Directors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), today agreed to enhance the Fund's response to HIV/AIDS by accelerating its support for treatment strategies to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), thereby opening the door to strategies and programs that will end pediatric AIDS.

In making this decision, the Global Fund recognized that preventing HIV-positive mothers from dying and babies from being infected with HIV is crucial to achieving the goals of universal access to care and treatment, and an HIV/AIDS-free generation.

To underscore the urgency of this goal, the Global Fund has said it is willing to consider reprogramming existing grants it has made, so that efforts to prevent HIV infection and to improve the health of HIV-infected pregnant women and children through effective PMTCT and pediatric HIV care and treatment programs could be accelerated.

"We applaud the Global Fund's decision to accelerate support for treatment strategies around PMTCT, and to allow for flexibility in existing grants," said Dr. Paul Zeitz, executive director of the Global AIDS Alliance (GAA), which is launching its own Campaign to End Pediatric AIDS in seven sub-Saharan African countries later this month.

"We are thrilled that the Global Fund is now opening the door to investing more in programs that integrate sexual and reproductive health services with HIV services, particularly because of the impact on pediatric AIDS prevention and treatment that such investments will produce. But we are also mindful of the current $5 Billion funding gap that exists within the Global Fund. The time has come for the developed countries, most importantly the U.S., to step up and make fair-share contributions to the Global Fund. To do so, President Obama would have to commit $2.7 Billion annually to the Global Fund, but in the global health budget released yesterday [May 5] by the White House, it is clear that he is sadly turning his back on that responsibility," said Zeitz.

"This decision in Geneva today will translate into a renewal of hope for families in Africa and in other far-away places in the world which are being devastated by the global AIDS epidemic. The Global Fund now has within its reach the potential to end pediatric AIDS," said Zeitz.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR THIS STORY:

GAA fact sheets and other materials on SRH/HIV http://www.globalaidsalliance.org/index.php/355

GAA's Campaign to End Pediatric AIDS (CEPA) http://www.globalaidsalliance.org/index.php/1032


'/>"/>
SOURCE Global AIDS Alliance
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Applauds City Commissioners Support of Diversity, Urges Call for Mayors Resignation
2. Fairness Coalition Applauds Senate Passage of Mental Health Parity Bill
3. SNM applauds NAS study showing need to restore federal nuclear medicine research funding
4. Cardiac Science Applauds Mass AED Training of Pittsburgh Educators
5. Coalition to Protect Floridas Drivers Applauds Governor Crist for Adding PIP to Special Session
6. AGD Applauds Congressional Support of SCHIP Reauthorization
7. Tobacco-Free Kids Applauds Tyra Banks for Exposing the Ugly Truth About Smoking
8. Health IT Now! Coalition Applauds Representatives Eshoo and Rogers for Introducing Health IT Legislation
9. Autism Speaks Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Families Right to Challenge IEPs Without First Trying Out School District Proposed Placement
10. California Alliance Applauds Governors Support of Group Home Reform for Foster Youth
11. ASGE Applauds News of Drop in Colorectal Cancer Deaths
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... CO (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... tied to family wealth and to housing, with more advantaged communities providing richer ... proposed five types of interventions: (a) school improvement policies; (b) school choice policies; ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... How to Write Error Free Procedures, **Presented by ... , Human error is known to be the major cause of quality and production ... totally eliminated, many human performance problems can be prevented. , How to Write Error ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... Mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Georgia, ... Szasz, is continuing its protest against the use of electroshock (ECT) on children with ... opening of the exhibit follows CCHR’s recent protest at the annual convention of the ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... CA — , ... ... appointment of three new members of its Advisory Board. Joining ... and Sarah Kusch. “All three of them embody the mission of ... We are very fortunate to have them as we continue to ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Physical therapy ... on repairing the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems of the human body without recourse ... began providing treatments for physical therapy in New York, including dynamic neuromuscular ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO , May 23, 2016 ... expected to reach USD 5.0 billion by 2022, according ... The increasing generation of medical waste coupled with the ... healthcare industry is expected to drive the demand for ... with these devices as compared to that of the ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... 2016 The Biotech arena remains ... the industry is not far from recovering. There are ... the following four equities: Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... ), Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARLZ ), ... Sign up for your free trading alerts on these ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... , May 19, 2016  According to the ... the world lacks basic diagnostic imaging. Whereas mammography ... the United States , many places ... technology. In fact, the WHO reports that those ... avoidable or treatable death, simply due to the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: