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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 40 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue features an article on the fund’s allocation methodology; an article highlighting a faith-based organization’s mission to defeat malaria; and an article featuring John Rae, a documentary and…

Tanzania Anticipates Reduced HIV/AIDS Assistance To Have Negative Impact

Tanzania Daily News: Tanzania: Reduced AIDS Funding Worrisome “Reduced funding on HIV/AIDS programs in the country, over the years, is feared to have bad effects on the epidemic as its response is highly dependent on foreign assistance. ‘About 95 percent of the funding for HIV and AIDS programs comes from…

U.S. Plans For Improved Disease Response; Advocates Question Proposed Cuts To TB Funding

Despite U.S. involvement in improving global disease response through the Global Health Security Agenda, advocates question proposed cuts to TB funding,the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog writes. The blog reports on discussion during a meeting to plan the next steps of the Global Health Security Agenda about tuberculosis (TB)…

Notre Dame Receives $23M From Gates For Malaria, Dengue Research

News outlets report on the $23 million award that Notre Dame received from the Gates Foundation for research on malaria and dengue fever prevention. Reuters: Gates Foundation awards Notre Dame $23 million for malaria, dengue studies “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $23 million for research being led…

Blog Examines Shifts In Global Health Funding, Focus

In a Humanosphere post, development blogger Tom Paulson talks about the changing landscape of global health funding, writing “for the first time in nearly 15 years, the U.S. government is poised to reduce its investment in global health…” He describes Obama’s foreign assistance request, which “has disturbed many in the…

FY15 Budget Request Has Mixed Results For Global Health R&D, Blog Says

The Global Health Technology Coalition “Breakthroughs” blog continues to discuss the impact of President Barack Obama’s FY 2015 budget request on global health, noting specifically that “the results continue to be a mixed bag for global health research and development (R&D).” The blog presents their analysis on the Administration’s priorities…

Kerry Defends FY15 Global Health Budget At House Subcommittee Meeting

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on Thursday’s House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations hearing, where Secretary of State John Kerry “lauded U.S. aims and achievements in global health… pointing to the administration’s proposed $1.35 billion contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,…

Blog Discusses The Economic Costs Of Homophobia

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on major themes at a World Bank event on the economic impact of homophobia, which include the cost of discrimination on the health and economies of nations (Aziz, 3/13).

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).

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