The Hidden Cost of the New Tax Plan

Congress should be looking at how to strengthen – not undermine – our federal anti-poverty programs. Tax policy can be used a force for good, but this new framework will make things worse, not better for millions of families.

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Rejecting policy proposals that threaten programs for low-income Americans

Yesterday the House of Representatives passed a budget resolution that threatens to slash critical anti-poverty programs while fast-tracking massive tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations.

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READ Act Becomes Law

The READ Act, legislation that will help millions of vulnerable children around the world access a quality education, has been signed into law.

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U.S. Kids Are Back in School, But Millions Around the World Are Left Out

Across the country, children of all ages are settling into a new school year, but there are millions of kids around the world who don't have the same chance. Right now, there are 263 million children and youth who are out of school globally.

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Statement on the Confirmation of Ambassador Mark Green as Next USAID Administrator

In response to the Senate confirmation of Ambassador Mark Green as the new Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund, released the following statement.

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Senate Reintroduces the Reach Every Mother and Child Act

The Senate reintroduced legislation last night that will help pave the way toward the end of preventable child and maternal deaths around the world. The Reach Every Mother and Child (S. 1730) makes sure the U.S. does its part to support countries to reach this ambitious goal.

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Senate Passes READ Act

RESULTS applauds the Senate for passing the READ Act, legislation that will improve the lives of millions of children around the world who don’t have access to a quality education.

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Seattle Times Columnist Wins Media Award

RESULTS is pleased to announce that Jerry Large of The Seattle Times has won the 2017 Cameron Duncan Media Award. 

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Applauding the election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as next WHO Director-General

This week the member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new WHO Director-General. Dr. Tedros is the former Minister of Health and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, and he has served as the Chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and the Coordinating Board of UNAIDS. Welcoming Dr. Tedros to this new role, Dr. Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund, released the following statement.

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White House budget would strip health care, education, and economic opportunity from millions

With its first federal budget proposal, the White House has taken aim at families struggling to put food on the table, kids around the world seeking an education, and millions more people facing poverty. Proposing massive funding cuts to effective anti-poverty programs, the budget jeopardizes the futures of people across the country and around the world. Now Congress takes up the process.

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Budget Blueprint Threatens Millions of Families World Over

It falls to Congress to reject dangerous White House proposal.

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With the summer countdown on, 263 million kids never made it to school this year in the first place

As the White House takes aim at funding for global education, a staggering 263 million children and youth are out of school globally. In places like South Sudan, a young woman is more likely to die in childbirth than she is to graduate high school.

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Coast to Coast, Standing Up for Anti-Poverty Programs

Congress, don't pull the rug out from under low-income Americans.

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New Proposals Would Unravel Decades of Progress Against Poverty

The evidence shows what’s possible when we come together to advance the fight against poverty, but right now we face extraordinary threats to our progress, both in the United States and around the world.

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Nominations Open: 2017 Cameron Duncan Awards

RESULTS is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Cameron Duncan Media Award. This award is given each year to a journalist for outstanding reporting on issues related to poverty. The award is named in honor of Cameron Duncan, a former associate executive director of RESULTS who devoted his life to fighting poverty.

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House Passes READ Act

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the READ Act, legislation to improve the lives of children around the world who don’t have access to a quality education.

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Statement by the National Anti-Hunger Organizations

Our organizations, which make up the National Anti-Hunger Organizations, are committed to ensuring a strong and effective national nutrition safety net for vulnerable, low-income individuals and families. With a united voice, we reflect on the hunger problem in America and its solutions as we transition to a new president and a new Congress.

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On World AIDS Day, time to recommit to the fight

Each year on the first of December, World AIDS Day, a red ribbon hangs on the North Portico of the White House to commemorate the 35 million people who have lost their lives to the disease. This year, advocates and public health experts will be hoping the country continues not just that symbolical gesture, but the U.S. commitment to investing in the continued fight against AIDS worldwide.

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The Next U.S. President Should Confront the TB Epidemic Head On

 

Leading organizations respond to new data showing the TB epidemic is even bigger than previously thought.

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All 50 States Call for U.S. Leadership to Help Reach Every Mother and Child

Right now, Congress can do its part to help end preventable maternal and child deaths globally with the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (H.R.3706, S.1911).

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Groups Urge Debate Moderators to Push Presidential Candidates on Hunger

A coalition of 165 anti-hunger and -poverty groups is holding a conference call with the media on Monday, September 12 at 12:00 pm ET to discuss their plans to bring hunger and poverty issues into the presidential campaign.

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House Passes Education for All Act

Yesterday the House of Representatives took the critical step of passing the Education for All Act, legislation that will help ensure all children, regardless of where they were born, have access to a quality basic education. The bill passed by voice vote.

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RESULTS Lauds Early U.S. Commitment to Global Fund

The Obama administration announced yesterday that the U.S. is committing up to $4.3 billion through 2019 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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RESULTS Welcomes New Board Chair Kul Gautam

The Boards of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund have tapped distinguished international diplomat and development professional Kul Chandra Gautam as their new Chair. 

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Tampa Bay Times Editorial Editor Wins Media Award

RESULTS is pleased to announce that Tim Nickens of the Tampa Bay Times has won the 2016 Cameron Duncan Media Award. 

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We Can End the World’s Biggest Infectious Killer

The infectious disease that claims the most lives in the world today doesn’t make headlines. It’s a stealth killer that’s been around for thousands of years but still makes nearly 10 million people sick annually. It also happens to be a major cause and consequence of global poverty. 

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Vote To End Hunger Coalition Now 120 Members Strong

Vote to End Hunger, the broad coalition of individuals and organizations all committed to ending hunger in the U.S. and around the world by 2030 announced today that more than 120 national and community based anti-hunger, anti-poverty, and faith based advocacy organizations, businesses, foundations and universities have signed on as partners of the thriving coalition.

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Congress Should Come Together to Help Reach Every Mother and Child

As presidential candidates bemoan a broken political system and pundits point fingers, members of Congress from both parties have quietly come together in support of one issue that everyone can get behind: the health of mothers and children worldwide. 

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A Mother’s Day Wish List for Congress

As presidential candidates bemoan a broken political system and pundits point fingers, members of Congress from both parties have quietly come together in support of one issue that everyone can get behind: the health of mothers and children worldwide.

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Here is What Speaker Ryan’s Plan to Fight Poverty Should Look Like

In February, House Speaker Paul Ryan formed a Task Force on Poverty, Opportunity, and Upward Mobility to help combat poverty in the United States. As members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are taking interest in addressing poverty, what they decide could make a huge difference in the lives of low-income Americans – for better or for worse. 

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1,000 Days that Decide Everything: Child Malnutrition and What the World Can Do

What our kids should eat has been the subject of every pediatrician’s visit, parenting class, and talk show in recent memory. The perfect answer is still up for debate, but in the meantime we’ve collectively, consistently failed to secure even the most basic nutrition for many of the world’s most vulnerable children.

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RESULTS Board Treasurer Receives “Guiding Light” Award

Statement from Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund

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Fulfilling the Promise to Reach Every Mother and Child

One of the world’s biggest tragedies – the loss of millions of young children every year – is also one that we have the power to stop.

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President Obama Issues Historic U.S. Commitment to Combat Multidrug-Resistant TB

The National Action Plan to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis commits the United States to massively scale up treatment for drug-resistant TB, improve capacity to respond to the epidemic, and accelerate research and development.

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Congress Makes Permanent Crucial Provisions of Pro-Work Tax Credits

Today Congress made permanent critical provisions of pro-work tax credits that lift millions of Americans out of poverty every year.

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Hope for the Holidays: A Healthy Start to Life for Every Child, Everywhere

Where a baby is born should not determine how long she lives. Congress has an unprecedented opportunity this holiday season to make sure that it doesn’t.

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How a Disease We Can Cure Became the Leading Infectious Killer

New data from the World Health Organization shows that we have allowed a preventable, curable disease to become the world’s biggest communicable killer. The millenniums-old lung disease tuberculosis now outranks even H.I.V./AIDS in the number of lives it claims.

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New Campaign to Make Poverty a Top Issue in Presidential Election

A coalition of leading advocacy organizations has launched a campaign to urge presidential candidates to focus on ending poverty.

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New Legislation Will Help Reach Every Mother and Child

A new bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives today aims to put a stop to the unnecessary deaths of mothers and children globally.

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Census Data Shows Effectiveness of Pro-Work Tax Credits: Congress Must Act Now

According to the latest data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, about one in seven Americans (14.8 percent) still lives below the poverty line, but pro-work tax credits helped to move 9.8 million Americans out of poverty in 2014.

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U.S. Poverty Data Shows Urgency of Saving Pro-Work Tax Credits

With the latest U.S. Census data showing that one in seven Americans — and almost one in five children — live at or below the poverty line, it’s more important than ever for Congress to save key provisions of pro-work tax credits that help millions of hardworking families make ends meet. 

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New Data Shows Child Mortality Rates at Historic Low – But Our Work Isn’t Finished

A new UNICEF report released this week shows that while the mortality rate of children under the age of five has fallen by more than half since 1990, much work remains to stop millions of kids dying needlessly each year of preventable and treatable causes.

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We Can End Preventable Child and Maternal Child Deaths – If Congress Acts Now

Where a baby is born should not determine how long she lives. Congress has an unprecedented opportunity to make sure it doesn’t. A new bipartisan bill, led by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chris Coons (D-DE), aims to end preventable child and maternal deaths by the year 2035.

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Why We Can No Longer Afford Inaction on TB

When doctors and scientists raise the alarm about microbes current medicines can’t cure, many people imagine terrifying new diseases. But new data released for World Tuberculosis (TB) Day show that the poster child for antibiotic resistance isn‘t a mysterious superbug — but an ancient disease we know all too well.

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Media Pushes for Commitment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

While many children will celebrate their birthdays this year with cake, candles, and presents, 6.3 million children around the world will die before they have the chance to celebrate their fifth birthday.

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It is Time to Give Every Child the Chance at a Healthy Future

The battle against Ebola reminds us that medical advances do little good if they fail to reach the people who need them most. G20 leadership is now more important than ever, as Gavi works to fund, and then implement, its ambitious plan to immunise 300 million more children by 2020.

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Our Chance to Show We’re Serious About Global Health

Researchers are racing to develop an effective vaccine for Ebola, hoping to stop the outbreak’s spread, save lives, and put an end to the enormous suffering caused by this vicious infection. But even as we scramble to respond to Ebola, much of the world lives out of reach of lifesaving vaccines developed years ago. We lose well over a million children every year to vaccine-preventable diseases.

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Journalist Call on the Findings of the 2014 Global Tuberculosis Report

On Wednesday, October 22, the World Health Organization will release its annual update on the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic.

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It’s Time for Congress to Put Working Families First

On September 16, Census Bureau released its latest income data, showing that about one in seven Americans still lives below the poverty line. Meanwhile, important provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit – one of the country’s most effective anti-poverty strategies – are set to expire if Congress doesn’t act. As we head into elections, what our elected officials do – or don’t do – in Washington has real consequences everyone back at home. 

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As Girls Risk Their Lives for Education, We Must Stand Behind Them

As the world reels from the tragic kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria, everyone asks “what can we do?” There is no simple answer. But this June the U.S. government has the chance to move us closer to a time when all children can go to school and learn, regardless of where they live or who they are.

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Tavis Smiley and RESULTS Host Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Ending Poverty

On April 29, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. PT, join a national conversation on "Ending Poverty: America's Silent Spaces."

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As Rep. Holt Announces Retirement from Congress, RESULTS Celebrates His Legacy

Throughout his 15 years of service in the U.S. Congress, Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) has been a champion in the fight against poverty and a deeply valued partner of RESULTS. His dedication, leadership, and intelligence will be missed on Capitol Hill, but his legacy as an advocate for people living in poverty will be felt for years to come.

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Senate calls for political reform in Bangladesh and continued independence of Grameen Bank

Last night the U.S. Senate passed a resolution expressing the need for political reform in Bangladesh and the continued independence of Grameen Bank. The resolution, S. Res. 318, comes on the heels of widely boycotted national elections in Bangladesh earlier this week, noting that political reform is critical to the country’s stability. It also urges the government of Bangladesh to restore the autonomy of Grameen Bank, which provides access to credit and other vital services to more than 8 million of the poorest women in the country.

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Hunger For Justice: Protecting Children and Families from Severe SNAP (Food Stamp) Cuts

House and Senate negotiators are meeting this month to finalize a Farm Bill, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). SNAP is still the first line of defense against hunger in the U.S. With 47 million Americans, nearly half of them children (22 million), currently receiving SNAP, it is literally putting food on the table low-income families across America. Unfortunately, SNAP has been targeted for major cuts in Congress, particularly in the House of Representatives. On September 19, the House passed H.R.3102, which would cut SNAP by $39 billion over the next ten years, and now House and Senate leaders are negotiating over a final bill. We are stronger as a people and a nation because of programs like SNAP. To abandon those values now would dramatically increase poverty, hurt our economic recovery, and send a terrible message to millions of low-income children and families that their country no longer cares.

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Joanne Carter elected as Vice-Chair of the global Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board

October 22, 2013

RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund Executive Director Joanne Carter elected as Vice-Chair of the global Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board.

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U.S. Must Continue to Lead on Ending Global Epidemics

October 15, 2013

This December, leaders from around the world will meet in Washington, D.C., to decide the future of the global effort against the world’s deadliest pandemics. At the donor pledging conference hosted by the U.S. government, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will work to raise $15 billion to support an ambitious new strategy to defeat these three diseases. There is a clear choice: invest in a plan to end these epidemics, or pass on a historic opportunity to tackle two ancient killers, malaria and tuberculosis (TB), and the modern plague of HIV/AIDS. The U.S. has already taken up the mantle of leadership by committing to host the donor conference. But now, to ensure the success of the pledging conference, and ultimately success in the fight against these diseases, the U.S. must commit its fair share by pledging $5 billion to the Global Fund over the next three years.

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World Bank Announces $700 Million in Financing to Achieve MDGs

Monday, September 23, 2013

Today the World Bank announced it projects at least $700 million in financing to achieve the Millennium Development Goals for women and children’s health. The funding will be provided through the International Development Association (IDA) arm of the World Bank and builds on investments made through the Health Results Innovation Trust Fund (HRTIF).

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RESULTS Welcomes Introduction of Bipartisan Education for All Act of 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

With 57 million primary school-aged children still not in school around the world, and many more children in school failing to acquire basic literacy and numeracy skills, leadership from the United States government is needed now more than ever to ensure all children are able to receive a quality basic education. 

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World Leaders stand up for the Grameen Bank

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Today, in open letters to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, members of Congress and a diverse set of global leaders called on the government of Bangladesh to preserve the independence of Grameen Bank. Grameen Bank provides credit and other critical services to nearly 8.4 million of the poorest women in Bangladesh, creating an opportunity for these women and their families to transform their lives and move out of poverty

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World Bank Takes Action on Childhood Nutrition — Nearly Triples Direct Financing!

June 6, 2013
Today the World Bank announced a broad package of measures to accelerate progress on malnutrition, which is related to nearly half of all deaths of children under five according to data released today in The Lancet. The World Bank committed to nearly tripling direct financing for maternal and early childhood nutrition programs, increasing the nutrition impact of its investments in agriculture, tracking stunting — a result of chronic undernutrition — in its accountability scorecard, and scaling up technical support for countries with high burdens of stunting or underweight children.

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Malnutrition Responsible for Nearly Half of All Deaths in Children Under Five

June 6, 2013
Washington, D.C. — Startling findings released today show that malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all deaths in children under five. Published as part of The Lancet series on maternal and child undernutrition, this new research shows that malnutrition is responsible for 3.1 million deaths annually in children under five.

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Stunted! Stalled Investment in Nutrition Threatens Global Health, Economic Growth

The human and economic costs of undernutrition are enormous. One third of the preventable deaths of young children are due to inadequate nutrition — that’s 2.5 million kids dying annually. When young children are malnourished, they become much more susceptible to illness, and much more likely to succumb from those illnesses. According to a recent report from UNICEF, kids who suffer from severe undernutrition are 9.5 times more likely to die from diarrhea and 6.4 times more likely to die from pneumonia. These common childhood ailments are treatable, but when they afflict children already weak from undernutrition, they become much more deadly.

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Transcript: Global Fund 10th Anniversary Media Conference Call

Transcript of the Global Fund 10th Anniversary media conference call. The call featured Joanne Carter, executive director of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund; Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health in Ethiopia; and Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University.

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10 Years On, Funding Crisis Threatens the Global Fund’s Effort to End AIDS

On January 28, 2012, the world marks the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the most successful global health effort in history — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Nearly eight million lives have been saved through Global Fund investments to-date, and even greater progress is on the horizon, thanks to recent scientific breakthroughs and the achievements of the last decade.

Against the backdrop of success and future promise, however, the Global Fund’s mission is in jeopardy. During the economic downturn that may only now be coming to an end, a number of wealthy countries either cut their pledges to the Global Fund or have failed to deliver the money they promised. Without the necessary resources in hand, the Global Fund was forced to announce on November 23, 2011 — a mere week before World AIDS Day — that it was cancelling its next round of grant-making (Round 11) and would stop making new grants for at least two years.

To understand just how damaging and ironic this stoppage is, we must go back in time a decade to the Global Fund’s creation.

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