Friends in the News
The Hill, January 5, 2017 — Chris Collins, Friends’ President, discusses the economic case for U.S. investments in global health.
The New York Times, December 19, 2016 — In a piece by Don McNeil on global health funding under the Donald Trump Administration, Chris Collins is quoted on the need to get better at telling how a small part of the budget produces big returns for the U.S.
Science Speaks, September 19, 2016 — Friends’ President, Chris Collins, is quoted as part of the discussion on what the successful launch of the Global Fund Replenishment means for global health financing.
News Hour, September 18, 2016 — Following the launch of the Global Fund’s Replenishment, Friends’ press release was distributed by an online news source in Bangladesh.
Replenishment round-up: U.S. announces pledge of up to $4.3 billion; Kenya raises the bar in Africa; and Sweden restores its 2016 cut
Aidspan, September 6, 2016 — Ahead of the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment, Friends’ President, Chris Collins, is quoted as being hopeful that the U.S. government’s pledge would bolster greater support from partners.
Kaiser Family Foundation, September 1, 2016 — Friends’ press release, alongside a release from the Global Fund, was highlighted in reaction to the Obama Administration’s announcement of a $4.3 billion pledge to the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment.
Huffington Post, September 1, 2016 — Kim Cernak, Friends’ Deputy Director, discusses the role of U.S. and Canadian leadership in global health.
Devex, July 19, 2016 — During AIDS 2016, Global Fund Chief Procurement Officer Christopher Game discusses how increased access to medicines is crucial to ending epidemics, and how innovations to procurement and supply chain systems will help achieve global goals.
The New York Times, June 20, 2016 — In response to a New York Times editorial on ending the AIDS epidemic, Friends’ Kim Cernak explains in her letter to the editor why now is the time for continued investments in the fight against HIV/AIDS, including fully funding The Global Fund.
Devex, May 10, 2016 — Ahead of the fourth Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, the Global Fund’s Heath Doyle discusses the importance of programs that empower women and girls.
Global Connections, May 5, 2016 — As part of the UN Foundation’s blog series, “Her Goals: Our Future,” which highlights the connections between girls and women and the Sustainable Development Goals, Friends’ Deputy Director Kim Cernak highlights on-the-ground efforts to expand gender parity and ensure that women have equal access to health care, education and economic opportunities.
Huffington Post, March 20, 2016 — In the third of a three part series, Friends’ President Deb Derrick reflects on what this Presidential election might mean for future U.S. support of global health and the fights against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Huffington Post, April 12, 2016 — The second of a three part series, Friends’ President Deb Derrick looks at what game-changing advances lie ahead in fighting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Huffington Post, March 29, 2016 — As Friends’ President Deb Derrick prepares to step away from her work in global health, she takes stock of the role the United States has played in recent successes.
Health Affairs Blog, March 24, 2016 — On World TB Day, Friends’ Policy Manager, True Claycombe, discusses the dangers of underfunding the fight against tuberculosis.
Devex, January 22, 2016 — As world leaders gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Friends’ President, Deb Derrick, highlights how the development community can embrace the fourth Industrial Revolution by discussing the Global Fund’s e-marketplace.
Health Affairs Blog, December 17, 2015 — Dr. Eric Goosby, UN Special Envoy on TB, reflects on the need for universal health coverage, and the opportunity for the Global Fund to contribute to this endeavor.
Devex, December 11, 2015 — Friends’ President, Deb Derrick, discusses successes in the fight against malaria, and highlights the importance of sustaining Global Fund financing ahead of Replenishment in 2016.
Funders Concerned About AIDS, November 24, 2015 — Ahead of World AIDS Day, True Claycombe, Friends’ Policy Manager highlights successes in the fight against HIV/AIDS as a result of the Millennium Development Goals, and looks at the role of the Sustainable Development Goals in continuing that success.
Storify, October 28, 2015 — When the Global Fund was created in 2002, the epidemics caused by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria were overwhelming countries across the globe. Fast forward to 2015, and the new Global Fund Results Report shows how far we’ve come. Here, we highlight some of this incredible global progress.
Science Speaks, October 16, 2015 — In a guest post, True Claycombe, Friends’ Policy Manager, gave a review Friends’ webinar with the Global Fund’s Susie Nasr, and discussed why it is relevant to discuss malaria and Ebola at the same time, and what actions the Global Fund took during the Ebola outbreak.
Ambassadors briefed on Africa’s health policy direction, Pledge to support the 2016 Global Fund Replenishment efforts
AIDS Watch Africa, October 5, 2015 — African Union Ambassadors were briefed on the progress in the implementation of AU health policy frameworks that are due to expire at the end of December and the next steps in achieving universal health access.
Huffington Post, September 22, 2015 — Friends’ President, Deb Derrick, reflects on the progress in global health under the Millennium Development Goals, and explains the importance of the Global Fund in ensuring continued success under the Sustainable Development Goals.
Huffington Post, July 14, 2015 — In this op-ed, Friends’ President Deb Derrick highlights Secretary John Kerry’s steadfast leadership and commitment to global health.
Storify, July 13, 2015 — As international aid plateaus and the world prepares for the post-2015 development agenda through events like the Financing for Development Conference and the UN General Assembly, we explain why increasing domestic resource mobilization in developing countries will be crucial.
Skoll World Forum, July 10, 2015 — Dr. Brian Brink, a former private sector delegate to the Global Fund, discusses why investments in malaria control offers a sustainable return on investment for the private sector.
Innovation for greater impact: exploring domestic resource mobilization efforts in collaboration with the Global Fund
aidspan, May 6, 2015 — Deb Derrick, President of Friends, highlights increases in domestic financing through the Global Fund’s 2015-2017 concept note process, and how mobilizing these funds will help ensure program sustainability as countries transition from international support.
The Hill, April 22, 2015 — To mark World Malaria Day, the United Methodist Church’s Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton and Gary Henderson discuss the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships in the battle against malaria, and highlight the UMC’s $9.6 million donation to the Global Fund – the largest single contribution ever made by a faith-based organization.
amfAR, March 27, 2015 — To illuminate the work that remains to be done to achieve an AIDS-free generation for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, amfAR held a Capitol Hill briefing that drew leaders from government, academia, and the nonprofit sector, including Friends’ President, Deb Derrick.
Storify, March 24, 2015 — In honor of World TB Day, we illustrate 10 things everyone should know about tuberculosis as we build off of the last 20 years’ successes and continue making strides to defeat the global epidemic.
Skoll World Forum, March 23, 2015 — Evan Lee, Vice President of Global Health Programs and Access at Eli Lilly and Co., and Deb Derrick, President of Friends, discuss the role of the private sector in the fight against tuberculosis, and highlight Eli Lilly and Co.’s work with the Global Fund.
Global Health Council, March 20, 2015 — As a way to complement the launch of a Global Health Briefing Book for the 114th Congress, the Global Health Council compiled a repository of impact stories highlighting U.S.-funded interventions. Friends’ contributed a piece focused on the Global Fund’s Procurement 4 Impact initiative.
The “Fair Share” of Shared Responsibility: Domestic Financing and the Sustainability of Global Fund- Supported Programs
aidspan, February 26, 2015 — Dr. Gemma Oberth highlights the need for increased domestic financing for Global Fund programs, and references case studies from Friends of the Global Fight’s recent report, “Innovation for Greater Impact”.