GHC NEWS FLASH: GLOBAL HEALTH ROUNDUP 7/29/16

REPORT: Global Goals, Local Action 
PATH and Women Deliver released a report, Global Goals, Local Action: Advancing homegrown solutions for girls and women through regional advocacy caucuses. This report highlights the exciting advocacy outcomes from eight regional advocacy caucuses held at the 2016 Women Deliver Conference in May in Copenhagen, Denmark. The aim of the caucuses was to foster collective advocacy action at the national and regional level to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health; and other global commitments, so that they make a meaningful positive impact on the lives of girls and women.

Young Women and HIV/AIDS in Zambia
At the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, CSIS showcased a video focused on the reality for young women in Zambia, where more than one in ten women will be infected by HIV by the time they are 24 years old. Through their powerful stories and insights, viewers understand the risk that young women face and work to engage and power them. Listen to Young Women and HIV/AIDS in Zambia.

Access to Medicines
MSH, in partnership with Devex, launched Access to Medicines, a three week campaign to analyze and amplify the discussion on global access to medicines and examine the future of medicine access for individuals at the last mile. The goal of this campaign is to save lives, empower communities, and build resilient health systems.

KFF Report on HIV Response 
A new report produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation and UNAIDS indicates donor funding for HIV fell for the first time in five years, from $8.6 billion in 2014 to $7.5 billion in 2015. UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Luiz Loures notes that “countries still need urgent support over the next few years to Fast-Track their responses to HIV, enabling them to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and save millions of lives. Diverting resources from the HIV response now will mean much greater human and financial costs over the long-term.” Read the full report.