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Climate change hitting fight against AIDS, TB and malaria

A sample that tested positive for tuberculosis is seen from a microscope in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 29th March, 2019

London, UKReuters Climate change and conflict are hitting efforts to tackle three of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, the head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has warned.  International initiatives to fight the diseases have largely recovered after being badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Fund’s 2023 results […]

Davos 2023: Climate change leads to more malaria, tuberculosis up in a recession

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Davos, SwitzerlandReuters Climate change is increasing malaria infections, the executive director of the world’s biggest health fund said in Davos on Monday. Huge surges in malaria infections followed recent floods in Pakistan and cyclones in Mozambique in 2021, said Peter Sands, the executive director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “Whenever […]

World leaders pledge billions to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria on UN sidelines

US NYC Global Funds Seventh Replenishment Conference Joe Biden

United Nations/New York City, US Reuters The Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria on Wednesday reached $US14.25 billion pledged as world leaders seek to fight the killer diseases after progress was knocked off course by the COVID-19 pandemic. US President Joe Biden, who hosted the conference in New York on the sidelines of […]

Ukraine to dominate as world leaders gather at United Nations

UN NYC signs supporting Ukraine

United NationsReuters Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and a global food crisis aggravated by the war will be the focus of world leaders when they convene at the United Nations in New York this week, a gathering that is unlikely to yield any progress toward ending the conflict. “It would be naive to think that we […]

Fight against AIDS, TB and malaria bounced back post-COVID – but not enough

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London, UKReuters Efforts to tackle AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria began to recover last year after being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, but the world is still not on track to defeat these killer diseases, according to a report. In its 2022 report, released on Monday, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis […]

Poorer countries to get 120 million $US5 coronavirus tests, WHO says

WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus 3 July 2020

Geneva, Switzerland/London, UKReuters Some 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for coronavirus will be made available to low- and middle-income countries at a maximum of $US5 each, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The wider availability of quick, reliable and inexpensive testing will help 133 countries to track infections and contain the spread, closing the […]