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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Launches $8.4B Humanitarian, Development Appeal For Syria

New York Times: U.N. Seeks $8.4 Billion for Syrians “The United Nations said Thursday that it was seeking $8.4 billion, more than the annual economic output of dozens of small countries, to help nearly 18 million victims of Syria’s conflict during 2015…” (Gladstone, 12/18). Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. launches 2015…

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U.S., Other Donors Should Fully Fund Gavi

Washington Post: A global conspiracy of health Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…[O]ne little-known global institution based in Geneva — Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance — supports vaccination for nearly 60 percent of the world’s children. It is a global conspiracy of health. … The Obama administration and other governments are in…

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Yemen’s Successful NTD Control Efforts Provide Lessons For Disease Control In Areas Of Instability, Poverty

PLOS “Neglected Tropical Diseases”: Yemen: Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases against All Odds Elisa Baring, program directorat the END Fund, and Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and chair of the END Fund technical advisory board “…Today, Yemen has some of the highest concentrations of NTDs in the Middle…

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$100M For NTDs Included In FY15 Spending Bill

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Congress Approves $100 Million for NTD Funding! Alex Gordon, communications associate for the Global Network and the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes, “…We were very happy to hear that Congress approved $100 million for NTD funding in fiscal year (FY) 2015 and…

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Ebola Prompts Changes To U.S. Health Systems, Hospitals To Prepare For Future Disease Outbreaks

Bloomberg News: U.S. Ebola Panic Vanishes Just as Money Is About to Flow “…While the disease is still ravaging Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, last week Congress allocated more than $800 million to prepare and compensate states for readying for Ebola in the U.S., more than a month after the…

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U.N. Needs $8.4B For 2015 Humanitarian Efforts In Syria

UNHCR: U.N. and partners seek $8.4 billion for new Syria program in 2015 “As Syria’s war heads towards a fifth year, the United Nations and partners today launched a major new humanitarian and development appeal, requesting more than U.S.$8.4 billion to help nearly 18 million people in Syria and across…

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U.N. Emergency Response Fund Receives Nearly $420M In Pledges, Falls Short Of $450M Request

U.N. News Centre: Donors pledge over $400 million for 2015 U.N. rapid humanitarian response fund “International donors have pledged $418.6 million for a United Nations fund aimed at enabling the speedy delivery of humanitarian aid into the epicenters of crisis zones around the world, falling short of a broader appeal…

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Sex Worker-Led Organizations Need More Development Funding, Report Says

The Guardian: Sex workers missing out on development funds “Organizations led by sex workers that support sex-worker rights need more funding to eliminate violence against women, halt the spread of HIV, and end discrimination on the grounds of gender, according to a report published on Wednesday … by the Open…

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amfAR Grants Will Support Research On HIV Service Delivery Among Key Populations In LMICs

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research: amfAR Announces New Grants to Support Implementation Science Research Among Key Affected Populations “In an effort to address the unrelenting disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender individuals — collectively known as ‘GMT’ –…

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WFP Continues Food Aid To Syrian Refugees With Recent Fundraising Success But More Money Needed In 2015

U.N. News Centre: Syria: U.N. food agency’s operations secure after funding drive; must raise more in 2015 “Having raised $88 million in a 10-day global fundraising effort, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) [Tuesday] said its funding for December 2014 was secure and the agency could resume providing food…

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