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USAID Blog Examines How Microloan Program Supports People Living With HIV In Vietnam

Writing in USAID’s “IMPACTblog,” Nguyen Thac Phuong, a communications specialist for USAID in Vietnam, examines how M7/CFRC, “a microfinance service provider supported by the USAID HIV Workplace Project,” is helping support people living with HIV/AIDS in the country. “Since 2008, the project, funded under [PEPFAR], has helped 1,400 people living…

U.K. To Invest $215M Over 5 Years For Development Of Global Health Technologies

“Close on the heels of the announcement that Australia is newly investing in global health product development, the … U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID) announced [last week] it is investing £138 million — or approximately $215 million — over the next five years into nine product development partnerships (PDPs)…

India’s Upper House Of Parliament Approves National Food Security Bill

India’s upper house of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, “late on Monday night passed the National Food Security Bill by voice vote after an almost 10-hour-long debate,” the Hindustan Times reports. “The Lok Sabha has already passed the bill and so it now needs the president’s assent to become a law,”…

Research Paper Examines Performance-Based Funding At Global Fund

In a paper published in the September 2013 issue of The Lancet Global Health, Victoria Fan, a research fellow with the Center for Global Development, and colleagues examine performance-based funding at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. According to the abstract, the researchers “aimed to test the…

Myanmar Working To Improve Access To HIV Treatment, IRIN Reports

IRIN reports on efforts to improve access to antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) for people living with HIV in Myanmar, particularly in rural areas. “According to UNAIDS, there are about 220,000 people with HIV in Myanmar of whom 120,000 are in need of ARVs,” the news service writes, adding, “From 2011 to…

Kaiser Family Foundation Reports Map Global Efforts To Address Malaria, TB In Low-, Middle-Income Countries

The Kaiser Family Foundation today released two new reports in its “Mapping the Donor Landscape in Global Health” series “examin[ing] donor nations and multilateral organizations involved in addressing different global health challenges in recipient countries worldwide,” a summary on the foundation’s webpage states. The two new reports, which address funding…

Congress Should Continue Bipartisan Support For WASH Programs

“Almost 800 million people have no safe drinking water and an astounding 2.5 billion people lack basic sanitation worldwide. But unlike so many complex problems, sustainable solutions to the global water crisis really are within our reach. We have the technology. We need the leadership,” Rabbi Jack Bemporad, director of…

Aid Advocates Working To Secure Foreign Assistance, Devex Reports

Devex examines how aid advocates are working behind-the-scenes to attempt to secure foreign aid, writing, “With less than two weeks until the end of the recess, the Washington, D.C., aid lobby is gearing up to ensure they can prevent the worst cuts to assistance programs, while laying the groundwork for…

U.S. Global AIDS Investments In Rwanda Have ‘Profound Impact’

“Last Friday, I was privileged to join six U.S. senators in seeing the truly profound impact of U.S. global AIDS investments in Rwanda,” Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, writes in the Huffington Post’s “The Big…

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