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Washington Post Article Provides Visualizations Of U.S. Foreign Aid Budget

Washington Post: The U.S. foreign aid budget, visualized “…If we take [U.S. foreign aid] out of the budget pie and dissect it, we get two broad categories: economic assistance, which we commonly refer to as humanitarian aid, and military assistance … U.S. foreign aid serves many stated purposes, but, generally…

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Haiti President Urges U.N. General Assembly To Back Secretary General’s Appeal For Additional Efforts To Stem Cholera Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: Haiti awaits full implementation of U.N. pledges on cholera outbreak, president tells assembly “Warning of a ‘significant humanitarian deterioration’ following fresh outbreaks of cholera in his country, Haitian President Jocelerme Privert took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly [Friday] to call for swift implementation…

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Investing In Women, Girls Key To Ending AIDS, TB, Malaria

Huffington Post: Women and Girls are Key to Ending the AIDS, TB, and Malaria Epidemics Kate Dodson, vice president for global health at the United Nations Foundation “…Not only does the Global Fund dedicate more than half its resources to programs that benefit women and girls, it also focuses on…

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader McConnell Unveils Continuing Resolution Including Zika Response Spending Package

CQ News: McConnell CR Applies Across-the-Board Spending Reduction “A stopgap spending bill offered by Senate Republicans on Thursday would continue government funding until Dec. 9 at fiscal 2016 levels. In order for the bill to be scored as adhering to the $1.067 trillion, fiscal 2016 base discretionary spending limit, appropriators…

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The Lancet Examines Global Fund Replenishment, History Of Funding, Progress

The Lancet: Global Fund replenishment meeting nears target amount “Hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montréal, QC, Canada, last week, the fifth replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reached a total of US$12.91 billion. … For the executive director of the fund, Mark…

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Devex Examines ‘Surprises And Questions’ From Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment Conference

Devex: Surprises and questions from the Global Fund replenishment “Donors got creative in their efforts to replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with $12.9 billion last weekend in Montreal, Canada. A range of public and private donors pledged to the Global Fund, including many for the…

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Pledge $3B Over 10 Years For Research Initiative To ‘End All Illness’

Financial Times: Mark Zuckerberg pledges $3bn ‘to end all illness’ “Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged to ‘end all illness’ with a $3bn donation to medical research. The couple, who have previously committed 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charity, said the money –…

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Political Commitment, Additional Investments Critical To Addressing Antibiotic Resistance

World Bank’s “Investing in Health”: The cost of antimicrobial resistance is too high to ignore Enis Baris, sector manager of the World Bank’s health, nutrition, and population practice in Europe and Central Asia, discusses findings from a new World Bank report on antimicrobial resistance and its costs, writing, “All we…

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Senate Passes Empty ‘Shell Bill’ Aimed At Advancing Talks On Government Funding, Including Zika Response Spending

POLITICO: Is Zika deal finally here? “…The tentative funding on Zika virus is tucked within the larger continuing resolution that Congress is still hammering out. That short-term spending measure must pass in order to keep the government running until December 9. … Language in the emerging deal does not specify…

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Devex Examines Successes Of Global Fund Replenishment Conference, Challenges For Future Fundraising

Devex: Global Fund sees new donors, persistent gaps “The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria hit its funding goal at the fifth replenishment conference in Montreal, Canada, on Sept 16-17. But advocates warn that those funds may still fall short of what’s needed to reach the most vulnerable…

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