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  • Posted by RESULTS Australia on Oct 09, 2017  | 

    A new report by the ACTION indicates that at least 24 countries are likely to experience transition to reduced support from two or more multilateral health financing agencies within the next five years because they have just recently passed the threshold for moving between low-income and lower-middle income status. This process known as "simultaneous transition" poses a significant risk to sustaining improvements in health services. The ACTION report recommends possible solutions to this looming challenge. Read more

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    Transitioning from multilateral to domestic health financing: The looming challenge

    Posted by ACTION Secretariat, Washington, D.C. on Sep 19, 2017  | 

    Although good health is the foundation for individuals, communities, and countries to thrive, a 2015 study by the World Health Organization and the World Bank estimated that 400 million people worldwide lack access to at least one of seven essential health services, ranging from pregnancy care to clean water. Despite much progress under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), from 2000 to 2015, much more needs to be done to give all people equal access to health. ACTION’s policy paper, Progress in Peril? The Changing Landscape of Global Health Financing examines the global health landscape in the face of imminent shifts in where and how global health funding is available to support low- and middle-income countries. Read more

  • Universal Health CoverageEnding the TB EpidemicInvesting in NutritionThe Power of Vaccines

    Transitioning from multilateral to domestic healthcare financing: The looming challenge

    Posted by ACTION Secretariat, Washington, D.C. on Sep 19, 2017  | 

    Throughout the human life cycle, the most critical variable for optimal living will always be good health. Without good health, it is difficult if not impossible for people to self-actualize contribute to the financial growth and stability of families and to the national and global economies, and lead generally productive lives. ACTION Global Health Partnership recognizes this, as it does the reality that globally, millions of people experience serious barriers to health. ACTION, therefore, has made it its mission to influence policy and mobilize domestic and multilateral funding to fight diseases of poverty and achieve equitable access to health for all people. Read more

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    Re-energizing HIV Prevention

    Posted by ACTION Guest on Nov 30, 2016  | 

    In a World AIDS Day blog post, the Global Fund's Mark Dybul writes that "[a]n indispensable element of our efforts to end HIV as an epidemic — prevention — is lagging too far behind." While an impressive 18 million people are now on HIV treatment, "to end HIV as an epidemic, we must re-energize the HIV movement with a comprehensive approach that includes medical prevention methods and," he argues, must "address cultural and structural factors that put people at risk and undermine access to services." Read more

  • Posted by Michelle Imison on Nov 14, 2016  | 

    By the time you read this I’ll be home from Liverpool, in the north-west of England. where last week, on behalf of RESULTS Australia, I attended the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (‘The Union’). The 47th World Conference, addressed a wide range of issues affecting adult and child lung health including air pollution, pneumonia, tobacco control -- and, of course, tuberculosis (TB). Global scientific gatherings like this -- over 3000 people attended -- are, as you’d expect, very much about new biomedical discoveries: in bacteriology, immunology, drugs and diagnostics, disease prevention, patient care and links between TB and diseases such as HIV and diabetes. So this got me thinking: what is the role of advocacy at a scientific conference? Read more

  • Posted by Sabina Rogers on Aug 18, 2016  | 

    Abdusamad Latifov of STOP TB Partnership, Tajikistan and an ACTION media champion, spoke at the launch of action's new TB-HIV report, "From Policy to Practice." He told the assembled audience, "The progress made in TB and HIV services [in East Europe and Central Asia] is dangerously at risk if governments don’t step up to the plate to increase domestic funding." Read his full prepared remarks. Read more

  • Posted by David Bryden on Aug 04, 2016  | 

    As a tuberculosis (TB) advocate attending the International AIDS Conference, I am used to TB seeming quite extraneous to the burning issues that animate most activists, leaders and the media attending the meetings. Despite being responsible for 1 in 3 AIDS-related deaths, few AIDS organizations discuss TB, and it is easy to get discouraged. Read more

  • Posted by Mandy Slutsker on Jul 19, 2016  | 

    In 2015, TB surpassed HIV as the world’s leading infectious killer, in part, because progress against both epidemics has been held back by a failure to coordinate. The two epidemics fuel each other, but the global response has missed opportunities to use that linkage to catalyze faster progress against the “deadly duo” of TB-HIV. Read more