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Trump Transition Team’s Questionnaire On Africa Viewed As Skeptical About Humanitarian, Health Aid, Including PEPFAR

The Atlantic: Tragedy Would Unfold if Trump Cancels Bush’s AIDS Program “…Last Friday, Helene Cooper at the New York Times reported that the [Trump] transition team sent a four-page questionnaire to the State Department about America’s relationship with Africa, on topics ranging from terrorism to humanitarianism. Several questions indicated ‘an…

The Lancet Examines Congressional Support For U.S. Cures Act, Potential For Funding

The Lancet: Experts confident of Congressional funding for U.S. Cures Act “Just five weeks before his presidency ended, Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, a law that will sustain several of his signature biomedical research initiatives, streamline the U.S. drug and medical device approval process, improve the nation’s…

U.S. Secretary Of State Nominee Rex Tillerson Voices Support For PEPFAR, MCC, Waffles On Women’s Programs In Senate Hearings

Devex: Rex Tillerson outlines U.S aid vision, with few commitments to climate change and health, during Senate hearings “Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of ExxonMobil, offered general support for furthering U.S. foreign aid and its development agenda as secretary of state, but expressed reservations on various hot-button topics — including…

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Plans To Meet With Trump Administration To Promote Disease Eradication Efforts

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Pres. Jimmy Carter hopes to push disease eradication with Trump administration “…During a press conference Wednesday at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Carter said disease eradication programs, like the ones the Carter Center helps lead, depend on money from government agencies, such as USAID, and from…

Devex Examines Challenges To WHO Reform, Upcoming Director General Elections

Devex: Election sees WHO’s future role in question “…Ultimately, who leads WHO will have a consequential impact not just on the organization but on all of global health. At the same time, the incoming director general will face significant constraints on her or his ability to reform the agency, which…

Donors Should Step Up Funding To Haiti To Address Cholera, WASH Efforts

Thomson Reuters Foundation: What helping Haiti teaches us about global public health David Nabarro, U.K.’s candidate for director general of the WHO “…The scale of [effort to respond to the cholera epidemic in Haiti] really does depend on funding, and there remains a serious shortfall in both the response to…

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