Great news — more than 5.25 million people are currently receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART) for AIDS in low-and middle-income countries, says a report released this morning by UNAIDS, WHO and UNICEF.
This represents an impressive 30 percent increase in treatment coverage from just one year earlier. Sub-Saharan Africa had the greatest increase in the number of people receiving treatment — from 2.95 million in 2008 to 3.91 million in 2009.
Today, our U.S. Policy Director Larry Nowels and Policy Manager Nora Coghlan are attending the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s (USGLC) annual conference here in Washington, D.C. The coalition, a network of more than 400 organizations from the private, public and nonprofit sector, comes together each year to discuss ways to elevate diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better and safer world.
As New Yorkers cautiously take back control of the East 40s, and the NGO community struggles with a post-summit hangover, there is no doubt one question on everyone’s mind: Was it all worth it?
In the lead-up to the summit, ONE asked world leaders to agree to a comprehensive road map to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 with accountable, measurable commitments from all partners. This included a focus on improving governance, spurring economic growth and increasing investments in programs that are delivering results.
This is our first post from our new fall intern Veronica Weis. She’ll be working from ONE’s new media department, so everyone give her a warm welcome!
One of the notable messages from the U.N. Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) this week came from President Obama’s unprecedented Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development, which announced the Administration’s latest stance: “Development is vital to the U.S. national security.”
We’ve all seen the devastation in Pakistan caused by historic flooding, but what might have been less obvious was the impact on their health system. Imagine the challenge of getting daily medicines to people with tuberculosis or keeping up efforts to control malaria, which was already difficult before the floods.