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Coronavirus Is a Pandemic — WHO, Declare It Now!

Coronavirus Is a Pandemic — WHO, Declare It Now!

LOS ANGELES.-Since AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) released a statement this past Tuesday calling for World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to declare the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic – cases have soared in Italy, Iran and South Korea, and the deadly virus has also spread to Mexico and Nigeria. WHO must immediately declare COVID-19 a pandemic. AHF also calls on United Nations Secretary General António Guterres to immediately convene an emergency...

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AHF Calls on G20 to Commit to Global Public Health Security

AHF Calls on G20 to Commit to Global Public Health Security

The largest global AIDS organization urges world leaders to prioritize health at the next G20 summit by mandating a completely new Global Public Health Convention. LOS ANGELES–Following the postponement of the in-person meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia of the Civil 20 (C20) group—which represents civil society members from the world’s 20 largest economies (G20)—the C20 Health Working Group convened virtually today to outline its vision for the global health agenda ahead of the G20 summit...

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AHF Signs On to Open Letter to Gilead Urging Access to Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment

AHF Signs On to Open Letter to Gilead Urging Access to Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment

Mr Daniel O’DayChief Executive Officer Gilead Science, Inc. Dear Mr O’Day, Open letter to Gilead concerning ensuring access to remdesivir We write to request that Gilead take immediate actions to ensure rapid availability, affordability, and accessibility of its experimental therapy remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19, pending the results of the clinical trials demonstrating its efficacy. The COVID-19 pandemic has spread across all continents and, to date, over 720,000 people have been...

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Tedros Has Failed Us on COVID-19: AHF Calls for His Resignation within 72 Hours

Tedros Has Failed Us on COVID-19: AHF Calls for His Resignation within 72 Hours

AHF calls for WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to resign within 72 hours following his gross mishandling of the COVID-19 outbreak.May 04, 2020 09:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time LOS ANGELES.-Due to his gross mishandling of the COVID-19 outbreak, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) calls on Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to resign from his position as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) within 72 hours. Dr. Tedros’ severe missteps, including prioritizing...

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AHF Labels Gilead ‘War Profiteer’ and ‘Greedy Bastards!’ after Company Sets COVID Drug Price at $2K to $3K

AHF Labels Gilead ‘War Profiteer’ and ‘Greedy Bastards!’ after Company Sets COVID Drug Price at $2K to $3K

In May, AIDS Healthcare Foundation demanded that the drug company price remdesivir, the newly approved drug for treating COVID-19—which Gilead had developed years earlier with $70M in government funding as a possible Ebola treatment—be priced at one-dollar per day per patient AIDS group warns that company’s pricing—and government and insurers’ acquiescence—sets terrible precedent forcing governments to pit this disease against others amidst ongoing pandemic WASHINGTON.-AIDS Healthcare...

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AHF: Regional Unity Needed to Stop COVID-19 in Latin America

AHF: Regional Unity Needed to Stop COVID-19 in Latin America

AHF urges Latin American countries to take unified measures and actions to stop the COVID-19 pandemic LOS ANGELES.-Latin America and the Caribbean region remains an epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with 4,364,705 confirmed cases and 183,481 deaths as of July 26. It is already the second most affected region after the United States. To avoid a humanitarian catastrophe, Latin American and Caribbean countries must urgently adopt a coordinated, evidence-based COVID-19 response strategy. All...

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AHF: 100% Transparency on COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Is Essential to Public Trust

AHF: 100% Transparency on COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Is Essential to Public Trust

WASHINGTON.-AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, today sharply criticized drug companies working on COVID-19 vaccines over a near total lack of transparency on the companies’ respective trials, including setbacks with AstraZeneca’s vaccine trial that briefly forced its suspension last week as well as Pfizer’s claims Saturday that it could have an answer about whether its vaccine works before the end of October—six weeks from now and mere days before the U.S....

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AHF to China: Free Zhang Zhan, Stop the Cover-up!

AHF to China: Free Zhang Zhan, Stop the Cover-up!

LOS ANGELES.-AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS organization, condemned the recent jailing of Chinese journalist Zhang Zhan for her reporting on COVID-19 in Wuhan as another example of Chinese authorities’ efforts to impede and obscure global investigations into the origins of the coronavirus and its spread in the early days of the pandemic. “Whether it’s the United States, the WHO or China – we’ve advocated for complete transparency throughout this health...

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COVID WHO Investigation: A Smoke Screen for China, says AHF

COVID WHO Investigation: A Smoke Screen for China, says AHF

LOS ANGELES.-Amid premature and incomplete reports from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) investigative team which has just concluded its work in China to discover the origins of SARS-CoV-2, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) calls for the investigation to continue and for the team to release a detailed report and hold a legitimate press conference after leaving China. Citing China’s questionable track record on transparency, the US State Department spokesperson said yesterday the US...

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AHF: Six Reasons Why WHO Chief Should Go

AHF: Six Reasons Why WHO Chief Should Go

AHF: Six Reasons Why WHO Chief Should Go June 23, 2021 12:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time  LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the process to appoint a new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) gets underway, United Nations Member States must consider a change in leadership at the WHO, according to AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest provider of HIV/AIDS care globally. The appointment of the next WHO Director-General is slated for May 2022 after the current...

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