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  • December 1, 2016
    Blog

    World AIDS Day: U.S. Tradition of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

    in Global Development | December 1, 2016

    For the first time since the discovery of HIV more than 30 years ago, scientists are hopeful that a new vaccine will be a breakthrough in the battle against this deadly virus. Last week, South Africa launched a first major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the HIV virus. The new trial is being conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in cooperation with local groups. “If deployed alongside our current armory of proven HIV prevention tools, a safe and effective vaccine could be the final nail in the coffin for HIV,” said Anthony Fauci, Director of the US National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases.

  • August 26, 2008
    Blog

    Strengthening the Millennium Challenge Corporation

    | August 26, 2008

    MCC is moving steadily to fulfill its potential of being the world’s leading “venture capitalist” focused on promoting economic growth in low-income countries. The Obama administration can realize this potential by affirming the...