Month: June 2013

Women’s Cancers and the post-2015 Global Development Agenda

Posted by On June 11, 2013

In September 2000, world leaders from 191 nations signed the United Nations Millennium Declaration and committed to combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women by 2015. Much progress has been made in maternal and child mortality, HIV/AIDS, education and poverty. Maternal deaths have declined by nearly 50 percent since 1990;[1] child […]


Building from PEPFAR to PRRR

Posted by On June 4, 2013

Ten years ago, the United States took a major step in combating the AIDS epidemic when President Bush signed the  law creating the President’s Emergency Program AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). PEPFAR initially committed $15 billion over five years to target HIV/AIDS. Support for PEPFAR has continued under President Obama, and to date the program has committed more than $45 billion to […]