People living in vulnerable areas, such as people living with HIV, are at risk of being hit extra hard by extreme weather. Pictured: A flood in Indonesia. Similar extreme weather has affected several countries in Southeast Asia. Photo: International Rivers. Source: Flickr.
Of: Frida Lindberg
Southeast Asia has recently been hit by several floods and other weather-related . People who are already living in vulnerability are often worst affected the consequences of extreme weather. For example can people living with HIV lose prevopportunities for their drugs - or hero miss medicines.
May 16, 2022, News
Of: Alexander Gabelic, Anders Malmstigen and Mona Örjes
The Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will receive SEK 2,5 billion from the Swedish development assistance budget over three years. The fund has now signed a cooperation agreement with the brewery giant Heineken - despite the fact that alcohol consumption has a clear connection to both HIV / AIDS and tuberculosis. Isabella Lövin and the Swedish government must act to stop the cooperation.
February 9, 2018, Debate
Of: Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl
To fight the diseases of poverty is to fight poverty. Today, people in the world's poorest countries fall ill and die mainly from diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases. The declining support for research on global health is therefore unacceptable, write Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl.
September 13, 2017, Debate
Of: Anna Mia Ekström, Anna Sjöblom, Christina Franzén, Claes Ånstrand, Farhad Mazi Esfahani, Frida Sandegård, Gunilla Källenius, Mari Mörth, Maria Andersson, Mikaela Hildebrand and Tobias Alfvén
Every year, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria cause the deaths of three million people. The challenges are many, but there is still hope of achieving the UN goal of stopping these diseases by 2030. In two weeks, world leaders will announce how much contribution they are willing to make to the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the next three-year period. It is time for a gathering of forces, write representatives of RFSU, RFSL, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Swedish Medical Association's Committee for Global Health, the World Infection Fund, Karolinska Institutet and HIV-Sweden.
September 9, 2016, Debate
Of: Gun-Britt Andersson, Johan Hassel and Rosanna Färnman
Sweden has long emerged as a major power in health care. We have also taken on a leadership role in order to achieve the lofty goals in Agenda 2030. At the same time, the government is now reducing its funding for health assistance, write three debaters from the think tank Global Challenge.
February 22, 2016, Debate
AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria affect millions of poor people around the world. Despite this, the Swedish government wants to reduce support for the Global Fund, which fights the three diseases. The reduced funding is a threat to our ability to stop the epidemics, 159 organizations write in an open letter to Stefan Löfven.
February 4, 2016, Debate
Of: Anders Molin
Much of Björn Ekman's criticism of global health assistance is correct, but one must see nuances beyond black and white. Anders Molin writes in a reply.
November 6, 2014, Debate
Of: Björn Ekman
The parallel, bureaucratic structures that have emerged in international health assistance mean that the support of the outside world can be directly detrimental to the recipient countries' conditions for development. No more fragmented efforts are needed to deal with the Ebola epidemic, efforts based on knowledge and needs are needed. That is the opinion of Björn Ekman, a researcher at Lund University
October 28, 2014, Debate
Of: Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl
In recent years, the reduction in budget allocations for Swedish research on global health issues is ominous, not least against the background of poverty diseases such as HIV / AIDS and Ebola. The new government now has the chance to take seriously the hitherto unfulfilled parliamentary promise from 2006 to contribute to the global fight against infectious diseases by further developing Swedish research. That is the opinion of Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl
October 15, 2014, Debate