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‘Correct Interpretation’ Of Helms Amendment Would Allow U.S. To Support Women, Girls Who Are Raped, Impregnated In Conflict

Huffington Post: Time to Act for Women and Girls Raped in Conflict Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity “At the Obama administration’s six-year mark we can celebrate much that has been done to further the cause of women and girls here in the United States…

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U.K. Umbrella Aid Group Launches Unprecedented Funding Appeal For Ebola

News outlets report that Britain’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an appeal to raise funds to fight Ebola, making this the first time the group has sought to raise money in response to a disease outbreak. The Guardian: Ebola crisis: DEC launches unprecedented appeal for public help “The Disasters Emergency…

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West Africa Missed Out On Health Investment Because Of Low HIV Rates, Survey Shows

The Guardian: Low HIV and AIDS rates saw West Africa ‘miss out on health investment’ “West Africa, now in the throes of a calamitous Ebola epidemic, missed out on significant health investment over the past decade or more because it had low rates of HIV, a detailed survey of the…

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U.S., Germany To Provide Humanitarian Assistance For Syrian Refugees

News outlets report on U.S. and German humanitarian aid pledges for Syrian refugees in Middle East host nations. The Hill: U.S. pledges $10M more to aid Syrian refugees “The United States will provide an additional $10 million in humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, the State Department announced Tuesday. The new…

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Devex Series Continues To Examine Ways To Advance Global Health

The following opinion pieces are part of Devex’s new #HealthyMeans series examining ideas to advance global health outcomes. Devex: For-profit health care: Eliminate, tolerate or stimulate? Marty Finnegan, a consultant focused on building and strengthening social enterprises “…Policy choices range from eliminating the involvement of the private sector in health…

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Former CGD Fellow Argues Ebola Response Must Account For Long-Term Health Systems Development

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Letter from Liberia: Ebola Is Not a Failure of Aid or Governance Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, presents a letter from Gyude Moore, a former Scott Fellow at CGD and current deputy chief of staff…

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Guardian Launches Interactive Ebola Funding Tracker

The Guardian: Ebola funding tracker — interactive “Actual payments fall significantly short of amounts pledged … to fight Ebola. Our interactive tracks daily the total contributions pledged by countries and organizations, and records what has actually been paid out towards the U.N. target of $988m…” (Galatsidas, 10/28).

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International Community Steps Up Efforts Against Ebola

Associated Press: International community ramps up Africa Ebola aid “…Accra, the capital of Ghana, has become the main staging area and headquarters for the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, or UNMEER. The establishment in September of what the U.N. describes as its first-ever emergency health mission comes as international…

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Global Leaders Pledge $8B To Spur Development In Horn Of Africa

News outlets report on new commitments to help spur development in the Horn of Africa. U.N. News Centre: U.N.’s Ban, global leaders join forces in multi-billion dollar Horn of Africa pledge “Spearheading a high-level delegation of global and regional leaders in a visit to the Horn of Africa, United Nations…

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Blog Examines Ebola Donor Contributions, Calls for Better Data, Accountability

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: How Much Is Actually Being Spent on Ebola? Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, examines donor funding for Ebola and the discrepancies in reported funding among information sources. She writes, “The importance of reliable information about…

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