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Development Partnership To Meet In Mexico; Group’s Report Notes Mixed Results

The Guardian: Global partnership gathers in Mexico amid faltering progress and skepticism “A gaggle of world leaders, diplomats, NGOs, corporate representatives, and think tanks will descend on a Mexico City conference center this week to continue their search for new solutions to old problems. According to the U.K.’s international development…

Foreign Aid Programs Can Boost Public Perceptions Of Donor Countries

Washington Post: Doing well by doing good: foreign aid improves opinions of the U.S. Benjamin Goldsmith of the University of Sydney; Yusaku Horiuchi of Dartmouth College; and Terence Wood of Australia National University “…A fundamental question … is whether helping the poor in recipient countries and bringing benefits to donor…

Oxfam America Guide Debunks False Notions About U.S. Foreign Aid

In a post for “Mom Bloggers for Social Good,” Jennifer James, founder of the website and a member of Oxfam America’s Sisters on the Planet, discusses American notions on how much the U.S. spends on foreign aid each year. She notes, “In a survey conducted last year by the Kaiser…

UNICEF Calls For Increased Investment In Syria’s Children

The Guardian: Syria’s children need guaranteed funding to prevent a ‘lost generation’ “The crisis in Syria, which has left 5.5 million children in need of urgent educational and psychological support, will become an even greater humanitarian catastrophe if the international community does not come up with three years’ guaranteed funding,…

U.S.-Funded Research On Ebola Treatments Shows Progress

CQ HealthBeat: U.S.-Funded Ebola Drugs Make Gains in Testing “While global health agencies confront the recent Ebola outbreak in western Africa, researchers funded by federal agencies are gaining ground in efforts to develop medicines to combat the deadly virus…” (Young, 4/11).

Cuts To U.S. Global, Domestic TB Program Funding Would Be Detrimental

The Hill: Not the time to reduce TB funding Gerald Friedland, professor at Yale School of Medicine and member of the scientific advisory committee for the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Center for Global Health Policy “In testimony supporting the president’s budget request [last] week, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah asserted…

Humanitarian Aid System ‘Stretched To Breaking Point,’ U.K. Development Secretary Says

The Guardian: Justine Greening: global humanitarian aid system is near breaking point “The global humanitarian aid system is being ‘stretched to breaking point’ by climate change, war, population growth, and extremism, and must be overhauled to ensure that more is done to prepare for disasters rather than merely relieve them,…

Global Fund’s New Funding Model Launched In West, Central Africa

Media sources discuss the launch in West and Central Africa of the new funding model of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Bernama: African Countries Discuss New Funding Model To Fight Diseases “Twelve countries from the eastern and southern African regions met here over the past four…

USAID’s Shah Testifies Before Congress On Global Health Budget

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah’s lack of mention of global tuberculosis and HIV in his opening remarks during the FY 2015 congressional budget hearings on Capitol Hill earlier this week (Aziz, 4/10).

Blog Examines Prospects For FY15 U.S. Foreign Aid Budget

Writing in Humanosphere, development blogger Tom Murphy discusses the prospects for the FY 2015 U.S. foreign aid budget. “…Everyone is not happy with the White House plan, though nobody is ever completely happy with the U.S. foreign aid budget. Despite that, foreign aid supporters are more concerned with fending off…