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Devex Interactive Series Explores USAID’s History

Devex: USAID: A history of U.S. foreign aid Devex presents a new interactive series “that explores the history of USAID, its administrators, and U.S. foreign aid” (July 2014).

Senate Defense Appropriations Bill Shows Support For Global Heath R&D

Global Health Technologies’ “Breakthroughs”: Senate shows strong support for global health R&D in defense appropriations bill and report Marissa Chmiola, communications officer at GHTC, discusses a Senate Department of Defense appropriations bill and report that shows strong support for global health research and development efforts. “…GHTC is glad to see…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 46 of the Global Fund News Flash includes articles on the 20th International AIDS Conference and the “second window” for reviewing applications for funding (7/24).

Opinion Pieces Discuss Strategies, Challenges Around HIV Control

The following opinion pieces discuss different aspects of HIV prevention, care, and treatment. The Conversation: It takes a global village: how we got ahead in HIV control William Bowtell, executive director of Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at UNSW Australia “…The world is…

CDC Poised To Receive Extra Funds For Polio Initiatives In Pakistan, Syria

CQ HealthBeat: CDC May Get Extra Funds to Combat Polio in Pakistan, Syria “With polio becoming a growing concern in nations such as Pakistan, Syria, and Cameroon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be poised to get extra money for its work on a global eradication initiative against…

Efforts To Develop Ebola Vaccine Underway But Lack Funding

News outlets report on efforts to develop vaccines and other treatments for Ebola virus, which continues to spread in West Africa. The Atlantic: Where Does Ebola Come From? “The worst Ebola virus outbreak ever is ravaging Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. So far, the disease has killed 670 people and…

USAID Welcomes Congressional Approval Of Assessing Progress In Haiti Act

News outlets report on the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2014, which is awaiting President Obama’s signature to become law. Devex: USAID welcomes Haiti oversight legislation “The U.S. Agency for International Development welcomes the U.S. Congress’s new attempt to assert greater oversight of assistance and reconstruction programs in Haiti.…

NGOs Wonder Whether Resources To End FGM, Child Marriage Will Reach Communities In Need

Devex: Gender equality takes center stage — but will resources reach the grassroots? “…[W]ith new data revealing the extent of both longstanding practices [of female genital mutilation and child marriage], representatives from organizations based in the ‘global south’ questioned whether promised resources would actually trickle down to those working directly…

Senate LHHS Appropriations Bill Supports Global Health Programming At NIH

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Senate supports global health R&D in LHHS appropriations bill Marissa Chmiola, communications officer at GHTC, discusses the Senate Appropriations Labor and Health and Human Services (LHHS) Subcommittee’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 appropriations legislation and its support for global health programming at NIH (7/29).

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