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  1. HEALTH: The Global Fund - a week in review
  2. HEALTH: New Global Fund executive director on the Fund’s future
  3. HIV/AIDS: Despite progress, HIV efforts fall short
  4. HIV/AIDS: UNAIDS World AIDS Day report - the Highlights
  5. PHILIPPINES: Social media link to rising HIV among MSM


HEALTH: The Global Fund - a week in review
JOHANNESBURG، 19/11/2012 (IRIN) - As the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria gears up for its next replenishment meeting, the body’s leadership reflects some big changes. Among these are the axing of the Fund’s inspector general, John Parsons, and the appointment of Mark Dybul, previously of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), as executive director. full report
HEALTH: New Global Fund executive director on the Fund’s future
JOHANNESBURG، 20/11/2012 (IRIN) - After months of headhunting and interviews, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has appointed Mark Dybul, former director of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), as its new executive director. Dybul spoke to IRIN/PlusNews about the future of the Fund. full report
HIV/AIDS: Despite progress, HIV efforts fall short
JOHANNESBURG، 20/11/2012 (IRIN) - Record progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections and lowering the numbers of people dying from AIDS-related causes indicate that the end of AIDS is "entirely feasible". But the epidemic is not over in any part of the world, and is gaining pace in some. full report
HIV/AIDS: UNAIDS World AIDS Day report - the Highlights
JOHANNESBURG، 20/11/2012 (IRIN) - From decreasing HIV infection rates to insufficient condom distribution, UNAIDS’s latest report on the HIV pandemic is a mixed bag. full report
PHILIPPINES: Social media link to rising HIV among MSM
MANILA، 21/11/2012 (IRIN) - Social media, coupled with prevailing unsafe sexual practices, is driving up levels of HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM), health experts warn. full report
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