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Russia Set to Lose International HIV/AIDS Funding

According to the Associated Press, Russia’s recent classification as an upper middle income country by the World Bank means that the nation is no longer eligible for multi-lateral assistance for HIV/AIDS, including new grants from the Global Fund. The country will continue to receive disbursements from on-going grants (approximately $250 million over the next 5 years) and other bilateral sources, including the U.S. Government.

Just Say No to The Gambia

Rumor has it that the MCC Board is deliberating whether or not to suspend The Gambia's eligibility for MCA assistance. Well, it's about time...and could distinguish the MCC from other foreign aid agencies by its ability to cut off partners for bad behavior.

WHO leadership needed in wake of J.W. Lee's untimely death

JW LeeThe untimely death of Dr. Lee Jong-wook, Director General of the World Health Organization, after emergency brain surgery has surely left the delegates to the just-opened World Health Assembly reeling. We respectfully acknowledge the many contributions of Dr. Lee, an early campaigner against TB in the developing world, and note his passing with sorrow.