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The Global Fund / Alexia Webster
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    Amid COVID-19, Communities Continue Fight against Other Pandemics

    12 May 2020

    At the International AIDS conference in 2000 I joined an activist community that barreled through the streets of Durban demanding universal access to HIV treatment. At the time, the treatment was only accessible to the rich – it cost more than US$10,000 to treat one person per year.
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    Protecting Mothers and Babies from HIV during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    12 May 2020

    The COVID-19 lockdowns are making it difficult for vulnerable people to access critical health services, particularly in remote communities. In northern Uganda, the lockdown and restrictions on transport are a barrier to accessing health services for mothers and pregnant women living with HIV, putting them and their babies at risk.
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    The Threat to Africa

    07 April 2020

    Covid-19 is like a drama in which each act eclipses the one before. First, it was Wuhan. Then it moved to Europe. Now it’s accelerating in the United States. But the act that could overshadow all is when Covid-19 takes off in Africa.
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    Re-thinking Global Health Security

    27 March 2020

    As the G7 and G20 strive to coordinate the global response to the COVID-19 crisis, policymakers are being bombarded with proposals about creating new funds, new institutions, and new initiatives, all requiring billions of dollars.
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    When Finance Fails: Why Economists Didn’t See a Coronavirus Collapse Coming

    25 March 2020

    If being the CEO of a major international bank and now the head of a global health organization has taught me one thing, it’s that there’s a chasm of mutual incomprehension between the worlds of global finance and global health.
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    Fighting Tuberculosis: Lessons for COVID-19

    23 March 2020

    As governments around the world struggle to contain spiraling infections and an ever-increasing death toll from COVID-19, it’s worth reflecting on what lessons we can draw from the long and still unfinished fight against tuberculosis – the world’s most deadly infectious disease that kills nearly 1.5 million per year.
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