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World Bank Should Consider LGBT Rights Before Approving Countries’ Loans

Project Syndicate: The Development Costs of Homophobia Adebisi Alimi, an LGBT advocate and HIV activist, and a 2014 Aspen New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute “…This year, Nigeria and Uganda put in place draconian anti-gay laws, sparking a worldwide debate about human rights. This debate has also started at…

Publications Examine Funding For HIV, Human Rights

Two publications explore funding for HIV and human rights. Open Society Foundations: HIV and Human Rights: A Mapping of Donor Priorities and Trends in Southern Africa “…This briefing paper reports the findings of a 2012 study on HIV and human rights donor trends in Southern Africa, commissioned by the Open…

House Committee Releases FY15 State And Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

The U.S. House Committee on Appropriations on Monday released its FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, which includes the majority of U.S. funding for global health. House Committee on Appropriations: Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill “…The bill prioritizes funding for diplomatic…

Cost Of War In 2013 Totaled $9.8T, Global Peace Index Shows

The Guardian published two articles highlighting the recently released annual Global Peace Index. The Guardian: Global peace index charts ‘staggering’ $9.8tn cost of war “The world’s costly drift away from peace continued last year, with nations spending an estimated $9.8 trillion (£5.8trn) on containing and dealing with violence, according to…

Kenyan Official Concerned Over Declining HIV Funding

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Kenya decries declining HIV donor funding “A senior Kenyan health official on Wednesday expressed concerns over the declining HIV funding by international donors, saying this is not the time to scale down funding to combat the virus…” (6/18).

IntraHealth’s Board Chair Discusses New Obstetric Fistula Initiative In Mali

IntraHealth’s “Vital”: New Partnership Will Bring Holistic Fistula Care to the Women of Mali Margarite Nathe, senior editor/writer for IntraHealth International, interviews Louise Winstanly, chair of the Board of Directors of IntraHealth International, about a new initiative addressing obstetric fistula in Mali (10/16).

Canada Steps Up Contribution To Fight Ebola

News outlets report on Canada’s announcement on Friday that it will step up its contribution to fight Ebola in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Canada to double U.N. contribution to fight Ebola “Canada has promised to double its financial contribution to the United Nations’ fight against Ebola in West Africa, the country’s…

E.U. Foreign Ministers Meet To Discuss Ebola, Seek 1B Euros For Fund

News outlets report on European nations’ efforts to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Associated Press: E.U. seeking to find 1 billion euro fund for Ebola “European Union nations are working to find one billion euros to help fight Ebola in West Africa and seeking a common approach in…

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