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Panel Members Discuss Financing Global Health 2014 Report At CSIS Event

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global health assistance, in growing competition with other development areas, continues to decline Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on an event held this week at the Center for Strategic & International Studies discussing the recently…

Global Health Spending Must Be Invested Wisely Under SDGs, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: New U.N. goals lack focus, global health experts warn “Shrinking aid dollars threaten the major advances made over the past decade in fighting disease and preventable deaths, a task that will grow even more difficult under new United Nations’ development goals, experts in global health said. ……

More Women’s, Girls’ Rights Advocates Facing Threats, Intimidation, Hindering Work, Progress Against Violence, Report Says

News outlets discuss findings of a report released by ActionAid on violence against advocates of women’s and girls’ rights. The Guardian: Governments accused of ‘perpetrating violence against women’ “Governments are failing to meet their international obligations to protect women from violence by starving women’s groups of funding and closing the…

UNITAID Chair Douste-Blazy Speaks About Organization’s Efforts To Fund Treatments, Diagnostics For HIV, Malaria, TB

Huffington Post: How Airline Tickets and Oil Barrels Can End Extreme Poverty Katherine Keating, contributing editor of The WorldPost and executive producer of the One on One Series “…UNITAID is a global health organization that utilizes innovative financing to increase funding for international development, more specifically; greater access to treatments…

USAID Aims To Make Local Systems Sustainable, But Unlikely To Meet 30% Spending Target For Local Organizations, Devex Reports

Devex: Behind on 30 percent local spending target, USAID eyes ‘100 percent sustainability’ “…[Former USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah] set the ambitious target of channeling 30 percent of USAID’s mission program funding to local organizations by the end of fiscal 2015, nearly tripling the agency’s local spending share in just five…

CBC News Begins Series Examining Canada’s Foreign Aid Focus On MCH

CBC News: 2015 Travers Fellowship series: Is Canada’s foreign aid focus working? “…CBC News, supported by the R. James Travers Fellowship, looks at how Canada has made a difference on [development] goals, both financially and through its attempt to shift the focus of foreign aid, and looks at what comes…

USAID Deserves More Funding To Bolster Global Development Budget, Staffing

Foreign Policy: Why Is the United States Letting Its Best Foreign Aid Tool Fall Apart? Christopher Holshek, senior fellow at Alliance for Peacebuilding “…USAID’s own capacity is on the cusp of crisis: its staff is divided between veterans who are aging out and greenhorns, with too few in the middle.…

Congress Should Ensure Efficiency, Effectiveness Of U.S. Global Health Investments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Healthy world: Congress must ensure that USAID works Editorial Board “…Reforms mandated by Congress — including a coordinated strategy and targeting of resources, as well as ongoing congressional oversight — are needed to ensure that USAID continues to work effectively to save impoverished children and mothers. … HR…