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Kenyan Activists, Government Officials Worry PEPFAR Scale Back Will Affect HIV Programs

IRIN: HIV funding worries in Kenya “The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the biggest funder of HIV programs in Kenya, is set to significantly scale down its funding, a move activists and government officials believe could negatively affect the country’s fight against the disease…” (7/30).

Canada Pledges $20M For Nutrition Projects In Africa

CTV Winnipeg: Canada puts up $20 million for nutrition programs in Africa “Canada is working to end hunger in developing countries and it’s looking to team up with charities that have similar goals. The minister of international development took that quest to a rural Manitoba farm Tuesday afternoon. He met…

Prioritized Action Plan For Global Finance Could Be Post-2015 Goal

The Guardian: Who is going to pay for international development? Jonathan Glennie, research associate at the Overseas Development Institute in London and at the Centro De Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (CEPEI) in Bogotá “The time is coming for the big ideas in targets such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to…

Efforts To Develop Ebola Vaccine Underway But Lack Funding

News outlets report on efforts to develop vaccines and other treatments for Ebola virus, which continues to spread in West Africa. The Atlantic: Where Does Ebola Come From? “The worst Ebola virus outbreak ever is ravaging Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. So far, the disease has killed 670 people and…

USAID Welcomes Congressional Approval Of Assessing Progress In Haiti Act

News outlets report on the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2014, which is awaiting President Obama’s signature to become law. Devex: USAID welcomes Haiti oversight legislation “The U.S. Agency for International Development welcomes the U.S. Congress’s new attempt to assert greater oversight of assistance and reconstruction programs in Haiti.…

NGOs Wonder Whether Resources To End FGM, Child Marriage Will Reach Communities In Need

Devex: Gender equality takes center stage — but will resources reach the grassroots? “…[W]ith new data revealing the extent of both longstanding practices [of female genital mutilation and child marriage], representatives from organizations based in the ‘global south’ questioned whether promised resources would actually trickle down to those working directly…

Senate LHHS Appropriations Bill Supports Global Health Programming At NIH

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Senate supports global health R&D in LHHS appropriations bill Marissa Chmiola, communications officer at GHTC, discusses the Senate Appropriations Labor and Health and Human Services (LHHS) Subcommittee’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 appropriations legislation and its support for global health programming at NIH (7/29).

CDC Poised To Receive Extra Funds For Polio Initiatives In Pakistan, Syria

CQ HealthBeat: CDC May Get Extra Funds to Combat Polio in Pakistan, Syria “With polio becoming a growing concern in nations such as Pakistan, Syria, and Cameroon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be poised to get extra money for its work on a global eradication initiative against…