The question was on the pros and cons of HIV/AIDS funding and the tools were sharp insights and passionate views as some of the most influential figures in the fight against AIDS and poverty…

Donna Barne |

Now that the XIX International AIDS Conference is in full swing this week in Washington, DC, it’s worth reflecting not only on past achievements but on future challenges.As recounted by Dr. Peter…

Patricio V. Marquez |

Durante mi participación en un estudio sobre la eficiencia del gasto en VIH en Sudáfrica, conocí a una joven madre VIH positivo que acababa de recibir la feliz noticia de que su hija recién nacida…

Patrick Osewe |

在参加关于南非艾滋病防治支出效率的一项研究过程中,我见到了一位年轻的艾滋病毒阳性母亲,当时她刚刚收到了一大喜讯:她刚出世的女儿很健康,而且未携带艾滋病毒。擦去喜悦和宽慰的泪水后,她向我表述了她对产前保健诊所医护人员的感激之情。正是在他们的帮助下,她开始接受抗逆转录病毒疗法(ART)的治疗。眼下,她希望自己的女儿能有一个美好的未来。这次偶遇仅仅是调查期间我碰到的很多类似事情之一,…

Patrick Osewe |

While participating in a study of HIV spending efficiency in South Africa, I met a young HIV-positive mother who had just received the joyful news that her new-born daughter was healthy and HIV-…

Patrick Osewe |

In the late 1990s, an international consultant told me that a proposed electronic health information system in the Dominican Republic was “like Star Wars and will not work in this country.”   Our…

Patricio V. Marquez |

It is common to hear officials from countries and international agencies talk about the multiple challenges that impede intersectoral work for health. The concern is valid: while ministries of…

Patricio V. Marquez |

The scaling up of voluntary medical male circumcision, particularly in high HIV prevalence settings, is a highly cost-effective intervention to fight the epidemic—randomized controlled trials have…

Patricio V. Marquez |

The scientific evidence is overwhelming. As Robert Beaglehole and colleagues at the World Health Organization (WHO) pointed out years ago, tobacco is the only consumer product that eventually…

Patricio V. Marquez |

This year, on World Malaria Day, April 25, the global health community has reason to celebrate. Indeed, thanks to substantial investments from partners and countries over the last decade, the…

Maryse Pierre-Louis |