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Trump Administration’s FY18 Budget Proposal Seeks Cuts To Global Health & Food Assistance, Other Foreign Aid, Biomedical Research Programs

Devex: Trump budget thrusts U.S. foreign aid into a political fight “…For more than a decade, U.S. engagement in global development efforts has stood as a rare exception to Washington’s constant partisan warfare, with both Democrats and Republicans tending to agree that relatively small investments in developing countries benefit U.S.…

New Issue Of Foreign Service Journal Focuses On Global Health Diplomacy

Foreign Service Journal: May 2017 The May issue of this journal focuses on global health diplomacy and includes articles on leveraging U.S. health investments globally as tools for diplomacy, PEPFAR’s accomplishments, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ role in global health diplomacy, and the U.S. pandemic response (May…

Impacts Of Expanded Mexico City Policy On Global Health Services, HIV/AIDS Efforts Unknown

The Atlantic: Will Trump’s Expanded Policy Against Abortion Harm HIV/AIDS Relief? “[Last] week, the Trump administration moved forward with plans to withhold global health funding for [foreign] organizations that ‘perform or actively promote abortion’ abroad. This move revives an older policy that restricted funds for family planning organizations — groups…

Historic G20 Health Ministers Meeting Should Recognize Health Investments As ‘Foundation For Sustainable Development’

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Investment in health is the foundation for sustainable development Marijke Wijnroks, interim executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as of June 1 “…At the most basic level, health financing supports interventions that save individual lives; beyond this, it builds stronger systems…

PEPFAR Pledges $526M To Tanzania Under Country Operational Plan, U.S. Embassy Says

Reuters: U.S. pledges $526 million aid in 2017 to Tanzania to fight AIDS “The United States on Thursday approved $526 million aid to Tanzania [from October 2017 to September 2018] to expand the roll out of life-prolonging antiretroviral drugs to people infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. ……

NIH Statement Recognizes HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

NIH: NIH statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day — 2017 In recognition of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day on May 18, Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Carl W. Dieffenbach, director of the Division of…

Mosaic Examines History Of AIDS As Issue Of National, International Security

Mosaic: How HIV became a matter of international security “…AIDS became the first epidemic in modern history to morph beyond a topic of public health into an issue of national and even international security. Without collaboration between countries, between scientists and military personnel, between industry and government, the disease would…

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