16 January 2014 – An academic study to be published in the Journal of Public Health Policy on January 16th, written by four experts in international public health, calls for more donors to invest in the World Health Organization’s Prequalification Programme (PQP) - the only global quality assurance programme for medicines. UNITAID is the main funder of this vital service, which has improved quality of medicines for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis used by millions of people in developing countries.
Geneva – 04 December 2013. In the run up to the publication of the World Malaria Report, UNITAID has published its first market intelligence report on vector control products for the prevention of malaria. The 2013 Malaria vector control commodities technology and market landscape provides an overview of vector control approaches and the global trends in coverage and use, with a particular focus on long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS). It includes an overview of the current LLIN and IRS technology and market landscapes, and a high-level perspective on barriers to delivery and access.
Geneva - 30 October 2013. UNITAID has published its first effort to gather market intelligence on products for the diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis C, one of the leading co-infections for people living with HIV. UNITAID’s scoping report [PDF, 900 KB] gives an overview of this viral disease, as well as existing and pipeline medicines and diagnostics, commodity access issues and market shortcomings.
25 September 2013 - Innovative financing for development can provide the public goods needed to end global poverty, which provides a fertile breeding ground for violence and insecurity, according to French President François Hollande in his speech to the opening session of the 68th Session of the United Nations in New York.
Calling international development one of our “best weapons” to fight global instability, President Hollande made a plea for new innovative financing mechanisms:
Geneva – 17 September 2013. UNITAID has published its 2013 Tuberculosis Medicines Technology and Market Landscape, a review of medicines to treat TB, including both existing products and emerging technologies with the potential to improve treatment.
1. What inspired you to set up UNITAID?
Unitaid was born of my conviction, shared with my friends President Lagos of Chile and President Lula of Brazil, that we could not achieve the Millennium Development Goals if we continued to use the same old methods of intervention. After the Monterrey Conference on Financing for Development, which I was determined to attend even though I was in the middle of my re-election campaign in France, I asked one of our most brilliant economists, Jean-Pierre Landau, to give me some specific proposals for action. Everybody knew that conventional government aid was insufficient to address the numerous development challenges in our globalized world. We needed to take action. And that is what I did.
11 July 2013 UNITAID's focus on innovation and reducing prices is clearly aligned with the United Kingdom's market-shaping strategy to tackle HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, according to participants at an event held this week at the British Parliament in London.
Geneva – 21 June 2013. UNITAID has published the third annual edition of the HIV/AIDS Diagnostic Technology Landscape, a comprehensive review of existing and pipeline diagnostic and monitoring tools and their applicability in resource-limited settings. First published in June 2011, the Landscape is now regarded as the key reference document for those seeking the latest updates on this dynamic pipeline, including global health institutions, health care providers, investors, and developers. The landscape can be downloaded here, or from the UNITAID technical reports library.
12 December 2012 - Mika, M, BB Brune and the “crème de la crème” of the French rock scene took a second this Saturday to say “merci” to the millions of French travellers that have helped saved lives through UNITAID.
UNITAID was honoured at the first ever “Virgin Radio Fans” in Paris, a live show that is the only event in the world where artists thank their fans. Almost 500,000 fans from throughout France competed to be the “best fan” and a select few were chosen to meet their idols on stage. During the live show, Presenter Cyril Hanouna also thanked UNITAID for its efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis while footage of UNITAID’s actions on the ground was shown – as teenage singing sensation Birdy serenaded the audience.
12 Décembre 2012, Mika, M, BB Brune et la "crème de la crème" de la scène rock française ont pris une seconde ce samedi pour dire "merci" aux millions de voyageurs français qui ont aidé à sauver des vies grâce à UNITAID.
UNITAID a été mis à l'honneur lors de la toute première émission "Virgin Radio Fans" à Paris, seul événement télévisé au monde où les artistes remercient leurs fans. Près de 500 000 fans de toute la France ont concouru au titre de "meilleur fan" et quelques privilégiés ont été choisis pour rencontrer leur idole sur scène. Au cours de l'émission en direct, le présentateur Cyril Hanouna a également remercié UNITAID pour ses actions dans la lutte contre le VIH/sida, le paludisme et la tuberculose, en même temps qu'étaient projetées des images des activités d'UNITAID sur le terrain – alors que la jeune chanteuse Birdy faisait sensation auprès de l'audience en chanson.
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