Lucy Chesire is a nutritionist by trade and an activist by calling. In 1997, Lucy became the first female health professional in Kenya to publicly acknowledge her HIV status. In 2000, as is the case with close to 80% of HIV patients who contract tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa, Lucy came close to death. She has since recovered from TB and now uses her personal story to educate and engage.
ACTION is thrilled with the nomination of Dr. Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank. Jim Kim possesses a deep commitment to addressing the political, social, and economic barriers to a more equitable and humane world.
As a consequence of donor governments' failure to fulfill their financial pledges to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the fund's Board cancelled plans to fund new grants to fight the three pandemics until 2014. The Board also announced it does not have the cash on hand to fund some previously approved grants. This financing shortfall has created an emergency in the international fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria-the world's three leading infectious killers
ACTION (Advocacy to Control TB Internationally) Director Kolleen Bouchane issued the following statement in response to the United Nations General Assembly's adoption today of a new political declaration on HIV/AIDS.