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AIDS in a time of Austerity

The Global Fund, the huge international organization that fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, will not give out funding until 2014, as donor countries reduce their contributions due to the economic crisis.

Flying between ministerial conferences

The Commonwealth provides a useful forum for diplomacy, particularly with regards to health and international aid.

On non-communicable diseases and security

The United Nations General Assembly recently held a high-level meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable diseases—only the second time that a General Assembly has held a meeting on health.