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Obama Releases FY15 Budget Request, Including Health, Development Funding

Media sources highlight the health and development aspects of U.S. President Barack Obama’s FY 2015 budget request. CQ Roll Call: Health and Human Services: Obama Keeps NIH Funding Stable, Slices CDC “The National Institutes of Health would continue to be funded at roughly the same level in fiscal 2015 as…

Blogs, Organizations Discuss Obama’s FY15 Budget Request

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses funding for global AIDS programs under President Barack Obama’s FY 2015 budget request (Aziz, 3/4). Writing in the ONE Blog, Jen Olson, ONE deputy director of U.S. government relations, discusses the international affairs and global health aspects of the budget…

NIH Operations Would Be Impacted Under Current Budget Request

CQ HealthBeat: Flat NIH Funding Plan Shows Sequester’s Impact on Even a Popular Federal Program “Once a contender for the title of most popular federal agency, the National Institutes of Health may be facing another bleak fiscal year after lawmakers opted to leave largely in place spending restrictions set by…

Global Fund Board Meets In Jakarta, Discusses New Funding Model

Jakarta Post: Global Fund to offer more flexible funding model “International funding institution the Global Fund has developed a new funding model to maximize the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. … The Indonesian health minister hoped that the new funding model could help accelerate the achievement of…

U.S.-Funded Hospital In Afghanistan Fails To Open

Reuters: Ambitious U.S. hospital project in Afghanistan faces failure “An ambitious U.S.-funded project to build hospitals in Afghanistan has run into the ground, with the largest hospital ever planned in the country unlikely to open in full, U.S. and Afghan officials said…” (Donati/Harooni, 3/5).

Op-Ed Examines Reasons Why India’s Polio Effort Was Successful

New York Times: An End to Polio in India? Esha Chhabra, freelance journalist”…The success of India’s polio effort has turned it into a blueprint for large-scale health campaigns. Now India is using what it did with polio to boost rates of routine vaccinations. … The Indian government has pitched in…

Opinion Pieces Address International Women’s Day

The following opinion pieces address International Women’s Day, recognized on March 8. Huffington Post: International Women’s Day: Give Yourself the Chance to Be Extraordinary Saundra Pelletier, CEO of WomanCare Global “…As you are thinking about what International Women’s Day means to you, I encourage you to look for inspiration from…

Asia-Pacific Gets $16M Boost From Australia To Fight Malaria

Devex: Asia-Pacific’s fight against malaria gets a boost from Australia “The fight to eradicate malaria in Asia-Pacific has been given a significant boost following Australia’s latest $16 million commitment to the region’s multi-donor trust fund against the mosquito-borne disease. The trust fund, part of a larger initiative called the Asia-Pacific…

Political Will, Funding Necessary To End Newborn Deaths

The Hill: Honoring every newborn Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) “…[T]here are existing interventions that, if scaled up, have the potential to reduce newborn deaths by as much as 75 percent. What’s lacking is the political will and funding to deliver…

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