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Congress Considering Lifting Ban On Abortion Funding For Peace Corps Volunteers

National Journal Daily: Is Congress Going to Lift Its Ban on Abortion Funding for the Peace Corps’ Rape Victims? “Current law allows for an exception to the ban on federal funding for abortions in the event of rape, incest, or life endangerment. Unless you’re a Peace Corps volunteer. … Without…

View Foreign Aid As Long-Term Investment, Not Charity

Bloomberg Businessweek: Foreign Aid Isn’t Charity. It’s an Investment Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…It’s time to view aid as an investment — like spending on roads and schools here in the U.S. — rather than an act of charity. In the long term, that…

Global Community Should Commit To Funding For Basic Education

Washington Post: Universal basic education is the millennium goal everyone forgot Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University “…When the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000, they included both health and education objectives. The health goals were pursued with vigor — and money — and…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 43 of the Global Fund News Flash reports from a regional workshop for South and East Asia on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s new funding model. A few participants share their insights on…

House, Senate Committees Pass U.S. State And Foreign Operations Appropriations Bills

Media sources report on the passage of U.S. State and Foreign Operations appropriations bills in a House committee and Senate subcommittee. Associated Press: Congress nears $48.3B foreign operations budget “Senate appropriators on Tuesday advanced a $48.3 billion budget for foreign aid and State Department work next year. The funding would…

U.K. PM Cameron To Launch World’s Largest Dementia, Brain Disorders Study

Financial Times: David Cameron launches world’s biggest dementia study “The world’s biggest study of dementia will be unveiled by David Cameron on Thursday as part of a push worth more than £100 million [$136 million] to accelerate research into Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders…” (Ward, 6/18).

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).

Blog Examines How NTD Funding Fares In Draft Appropriations Bills

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Prioritizing NTDs in Foreign Aid Spending The blog discusses the U.S. State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bills released this week in the House and Senate, and how NTD funding might fare in FY 2015 (Cavino, 6/18).

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