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U.S. Suspends Aid To Uganda Because Of Anti-Gay Law

Reuters: U.S. suspends some aid to Uganda over anti-gay law “The United States has suspended some aid to Uganda’s ministry of health, officials said on Thursday, in its first concrete move reported in response to the passing of an anti-homosexuality law…” (Croome, 3/13).

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 39 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue features an article on the fund’s allocation amounts to countries for 2014-2016 and also features a video giving an overview of the new funding model (3/12).

Flat Funding Of U.S. Science Research Likely To Continue

Nature: Don’t hide the decline President Barack Obama’s FY 2015 budget proposal “leaves the budgets of major scientific funders, such as the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the research efforts at the Department of Energy, essentially flat. … Meanwhile, the economic strain on…

Blog Examines New Report On Poverty

In Humanosphere, development blogger Tom Murphy discusses findings from a new report (.pdf) released by the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network. In the report, “the authors recommend that the world invest in three things: social assistance, education, and economic growth that reaches the world’s poorest. Not doing so would represent a major…

President’s Proposed FY15 Budget Falls Short On HIV Efforts, AIDS Groups Say

Media outlets discuss comments made on Tuesday at a press briefing examining President Barack Obama’s FY 2015 budget proposal and its potential impact on HIV/AIDS efforts. Healio: President’s proposed budget falls short in commitment to ending AIDS “HIV/AIDS activists and physicians are expressing their concern over the 2015 budget proposed…

Pakistan To Pay Parents In New Polio Vaccination Campaign

News outlets report on Pakistan’s new campaign that pays parents to vaccinate their children against polio. The Guardian: Pakistan to pay parents in new polio vaccination drive “Parents in one of Pakistan’s most troubled provinces are to be paid to vaccinate their children against polio, the crippling disease the world…

As Many As 1,000 NIH Researchers Drop Out After Budget Cuts, Data Show

ScienceInsider: Up to 1,000 NIH Investigators Dropped Out Last Year “New data show that after remaining more or less steady for a decade, the number of investigators with National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding dropped sharply last year by at least 500 researchers and as many as 1,000. Although not…

Global Fund Approves Final Elements Of New Funding Model

Devex: Global Fund ‘country dialogue’ central to new funding model “After implementing a series of reforms over the past two years to restore donor confidence, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has finally approved final elements of its new funding model that is expected to provide more…

Blogs, Organizations Express Concern Over FY15 Budget Request

The Global Health Technologies Coalition “Breakthroughs” blog discusses President Barack Obama’s FY 2015 budget request’s possible impact on global health research and development (Bennett, 3/6). In a press release, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, warns that though the Global Fund and major domestic AIDS programs are protected in the…

UCSF Releases Malaria Elimination Policy Paper Series

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Global Health Group this week released its Malaria Elimination Policy Paper Series, “designed to make evidence-based recommendations on program management, surveillance, importation and mass drug administration in malaria eliminating countries. Together, these papers offer topic specific information on how to eliminate malaria, bringing…

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