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Trump Administration’s FY18 Budget Request Proposes $2.2B Cut To Global Health Programs Account

NPR: Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut $2.2 Billion From Global Health Spending “…On one level the reductions did not come as a surprise. Trump had already made clear in his ‘skinny budget’ proposal, released in March, that he wanted to lower spending on foreign assistance by more than a third.…

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Global Health Experts Offer Hopes, Expectations For New WHO DG Tedros

Global Health NOW: Up First for Tedros: Budget, Then Universal Health Coverage “WHO’s budget situation requires immediate attention, while universal health coverage will be an enduring priority, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday in his first press conference as WHO director general-elect…” (Simpson, 5/24). Global Health NOW: Shaping WHO’s Future: 5…

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World Bank Report, Expert Panel Discuss Global Pandemic Preparedness, Provide Recommendations

Business Insider: Disease experts reveal their biggest worries about the next pandemic “…Five disease experts recently convened at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to discuss the threat of pandemics. … ‘The pandemic of greatest concern is the pandemic of poverty,’ said Don Weiss, a medical epidemiologist with the…

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Devex Examines Innovative Funding Mechanisms, Highlights Global Health Investment Fund

Devex: This fund seeks a traditional return and grant-like impact for global health R&D “…The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has explored various financing models to support research and development of cures for infectious diseases affecting poor people in developing countries. To create the Global Health Investment Fund, or GHIF,…

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Opinion Pieces Discuss Potential Global Health Impacts Of Administration’s Proposed Cuts To U.S. Foreign Aid

The Hill: Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts put women in jeopardy Seema Jalan, executive director of the Universal Access Project “…The international reproductive health and family planning efforts that represent a tiny fraction of the foreign aid budget are fundamental to the health, dignity, and well-being of individuals. … There…

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IntraHealth International Calls On Congress To ‘Be Steadfast In Their Dedication’ To U.S. Global Health Assistance

IntraHealth International: A Message to the U.S. Congress: Do the Right Thing “We at IntraHealth International are alarmed by the troubling signals sent by President Trump’s administration this week, including the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018. We believe the proposal would lead to a deterioration of American leadership in…

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News Outlets Continue To Examine Potential Impacts Of Trump Administration’s Proposed FY18 Budget Cuts On U.N., Food Aid, Global Health

Devex: Webinar: What’s next for the U.S. budget process and what you can do to prepare “…Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar spoke to Washington insider and Kyle House Group Founding Partner Porter Delaney for an in-depth look at what’s next for the budget process and what development professionals can do to…

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Many Nations Continue To Underfund Pandemic Preparedness Efforts, World Bank Group Report Says

CNBC: If a new pandemic hits, most countries aren’t ready: World Bank group “Most countries are not adequately prepared for another infectious disease outbreak, despite progress made in the aftermath of recent Zika and Ebola cases, according to new research. A report by the International Working Group (IWG) on Financing…

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Incoming WHO DG Tedros Faces Several Challenges, Including Securing Agency’s Funding, Regaining Member States’ Confidence

Devex: Priorities for the next WHO director general “The next director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, will have his work cut out for him when he takes the helm. Even before the election, government, business, and civil society leaders were weighing in on what the priorities…

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Innovative Financing Solutions Needed For Nations To Meet SDGs, U.N. Member States Say

Devex: Innovative financing needed to counter stalled SDG progress “Innovative sources of financing are necessary to advance stalled progress on eradicating global poverty by 2030, United Nations ambassadors said Tuesday, cautioning that governments alone do not have the required funds to meet the Sustainable Development Goals on poverty, health, environment,…

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