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2014-03-21 08:25:24

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Daniel W. Yohannes, joined Acting U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah von Zinkernagel to sign a Memorandum of Agreement that establishes a three-year partnership between the State Department's Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, which administers the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and MCC. The partnership aims to help other...

2013-12-02 16:24:06

Administration Commits to Providing up to $5 Billion Over Next Three Years WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an address recognizing World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama announced today that the U.S. Administration will commit up to $5 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years. Specifically, he said the United States will contribute $1 for every $2 provided by other donors worldwide through 2016, up to $5...

2013-09-25 16:25:21

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced the U.S. government will host a pledging conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Washington, D.C., in early December 2013. The event will be held shortly after World AIDS Day and the one-year anniversary of the Obama Administration's launch of a blueprint calling for an AIDS-free generation. "I'm delighted that the Administration has decided to...

2013-02-28 12:27:38

Up to $1.9 billion Available in 2013 and 2014 GENEVA, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today launched a new funding model that allows it to invest more strategically, achieve greater impact, and engage implementers and partners more effectively. The new funding model provides countries that implement grants with more flexibility around when they apply for funds, as well as more predictability on the level of funding...

2013-02-20 15:07:02

New IOM report highlights PEPFAR's successes, calls on initiative to intensify efforts to enhance partner countries' management of programs and to improve prevention The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has saved and improved millions of lives worldwide and offered proof that HIV/AIDS services can be effectively delivered on a large scale even in countries with high rates of disease and resource constraints, says a new congressionally mandated evaluation conducted by the...

2013-01-24 12:26:36

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Republic of Germany announced today that it will contribute EUR 1 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, enabling health workers to continue efforts to prevent and treat these three highly infectious diseases. The announcement was made by Dirk Niebel, Germany's Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development at a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, also attended by Bill Gates,...