By Elaine Donnelly
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A high-profile global health fund that has come under pressure to clean up corruption has ended its dispute with China and will resume hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for programs to fight AIDS and other diseases, thereby removing a source of embarrassment for Beijing.
A $21.7 billion global health fund and the U.N.'s main development arm launched new anti-corruption measures Friday in the wake of intense scrutiny from donors and stories by The Associated Press detailing fraud in their grants.
A $21.7 billion health fund championed by the rich and famous has come under harsh scrutiny amid revelations that it's bleeding money to corruption. But fund officials and outside analysts in the field have a stark message for global development: Other aid agencies are in much worse shape.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said Tuesday that $4 million meant to fight disease in Mali has been misappropriated, prompting them to halt three grants.
Malawi's vice president says her AIDS-ravaged southern African country will adopt the latest U.N. health guidelines that call for putting HIV-positive people on drugs sooner.
Millions of free malaria drugs are sent to Africa every year by international donors. New research is now providing evidence for what health workers have long suspected: some of the donated medication is being stolen and resold on commercial markets.
For Africans wondering whether the malaria drugs they've bought are real, there may soon be a quick way of finding out: sending a text message.
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have pledged the support of the United States in the global fight against AIDS.
Rich countries must give more for the fight against AIDS or risk jeopardizing progress in battling the disease, participants at an international conference urged Thursday.
Two heavy hitters on the world health stage _ Bill Clinton and Bill Gates _ called Monday for a more efficient fight worldwide against the AIDS virus.
Two heavy hitters on the world health stage -- former President Bill Clinton and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates -- called Monday for a more efficient fight worldwide against the AIDS virus.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton called for more efficient use of funding in the fight against AIDS to ensure that people who need it actually get it.
The number of young people infected with HIV in Africa is falling in 16 of the 25 countries hardest hit by the virus, according to a new report by a U.N. agency.
The number of young people infected with HIV dropped by at least 25 percent in a dozen countries, the U.N. AIDS report said. In Kenya, for instance, the infection rate among people ages 15 to 24 fell from about 14 percent in 2000 to 5.4 percent in urban areas.
This week, the leaders of the world's largest economies will gather in Canada. Many of the questions on the summit table echo concerns around kitchen tables everywhere.