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Malawi Shifts Global Fund HIV/AIDS Money Away From National AIDS Council

Reuters: Global Fund redirects $574 million from Malawi AIDS council “The Global Fund [as well as the Malawi Country Coordinating Mechanism,] has redirected $574 million in HIV/AIDS funding away from Malawi’s National AIDS Council (NAC) after allegations of financial mismanagement, including the purchase of vehicles that were not budgeted for,…

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Global Fund To Begin Year-Long Process To Develop Strategy Through 2021

Devex: Global Fund: Back in gear or spinning wheels? “The past five years have not been kind to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. … But the Global Fund is optimistic of brighter prospects in the coming years. … This month, the Global Fund will begin a…

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Ending Corruption In Angola Would Help More Children Survive

New York Times: An Unsettling Complicity Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “There are parasites of all kinds in poor countries. One variety is intestinal, the worms that afflict countless children. … The other kind of parasite afflicting Angolan children is the crooked official, often working with Western executives. It’s…

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Blog Post Examines CGD Papers On Maximizing Gavi’s Impact

Development Policy Centre’s “DevPolicy Blog”: Maximizing effectiveness of Gavi aid: when less can mean more Camilla Burkot, a research officer at the Development Policy Centre, discusses “a blog, working paper, and policy brief recently published by the Center for Global Development (CGD) … [on] identifying opportunities for maximizing Gavi’s impact,…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Updated Fact Sheet On U.S. Government And Global TB

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Tuberculosis This updated fact sheet discusses U.S. government global TB efforts and funding, global statistics related to the disease, and international goals to control and treat TB (3/20).

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War-Torn Somalia Continues To Face Food Insecurity; U.S. Remittance Bans May Exacerbate Hunger Problems, Aid Groups Say

VOA News: Somalis, After 2 Famines, Still Face Food Insecurity “After decades of conflict, experts say that the humanitarian crisis in Somalia remains among the worst in the world. Three million people need aid, says Philippe Lazzarini, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the country. Of these, ‘740,000 Somalis still…

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More U.S. Support For Domestic, Foreign Universities Would Help Produce Agricultural Leaders, Improve Food Security

The Hill: Achieve global food security by investing in universities Former Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), president of the Lugar Center; Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities; and Dan Glickman, co-chair of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs “…As…

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Holistic Approaches Will Lead To Sustainable, Long-Term Changes In Health Systems Strengthening

The Guardian: Innovation in health financing doesn’t mean forgetting the basics Jo Kemp, practice lead for governance and state building at Crown Agents “…It would be folly to consider any new innovation as the silver bullet to strengthening health systems. Instead we must continue to be guided by the principles…

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Obama Discusses Foreign Aid, Military Efforts, Diplomacy In Vox Interview

Humanosphere: Obama on erasing the military-foreign aid divide Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses President Obama’s comments made recently in a Vox interview “about domestic and foreign policy and their challenges.” “‘[O]ne of the things I’d like to do over the next couple of years: to try to erase this very…

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Equitable Access To Vaccines Critical To Children’s Health

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Be Bold: How Gavi Will Immunize Another 300 Million Children Dagfinn Høybråten, chair of the Board of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance and secretary general of the Nordic Council of Ministers, discusses the challenges of immunizing children around the globe and the importance of…

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