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Sustained Funding Necessary To Fight HIV/AIDS Among Women

“Mother’s Day is a celebration of life and reflects the importance of women to their families, communities and countries. However, worldwide HIV/AIDS robs women and girls of their potential and health,” Susan Blumenthal, Huffington Post’s public health editor and former assistant U.S. surgeon general, and Annie Chen, a fellow at…

Food Security Campaign Asks U.K. Prime Minister To Increase Efforts To Address Issue

U.K. Prime Minister “David Cameron’s pledge to reduce the number of malnourished children by 20 million by 2020 will ‘ring hollow’ unless he redoubles his efforts to tackle the issue, according to leading aid agencies,” The Guardian reports. As Cameron “prepares to meet [U.S. President] Barack Obama in the White…

GlaxoSmithKline, Save The Children Form Partnership To Save Children’s Lives

“GlaxoSmithKline [GSK] is giving Save the Children $23 million and entering into a five-year partnership with the charity to try to save the lives of one million children,” the Associated Press/Bloomberg Businessweek reports (Straziuso, 5/9). “The initiative launched by the two organizations on Thursday in Kenya will see Save the…

Blog Examines Results-Based Financing Approach For Global Health

“One recurring theme in forum and in the first panel [of the World Bank’s ‘Africa Health Forum: Finance & Capacity for Results’] was that results-based financing (RBF) — where financing is conditioned on achievement of results in health — is a key approach to driving value for money,” Victoria Fan,…

Scientists, Global Health Advocates Call For Strengthening PEPFAR In Letter To Obama

“Three weeks after President Obamas budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 appeared, sustaining support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, while cutting funds to [PEPFAR], and hacking global TB funding, physicians, scientists, and global health advocates are weighing in,” the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science…

Blogs Highlight Congressional Testimony Of USAID, CDC, MCC Heads

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah’s recent testimony discussing U.S. foreign assistance priorities in the FY 2014 federal budget before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. The blog focuses on discussions between Shah and members of…

Grand Challenges Canada Funds Innovative Ideas To Solve Global Health Problems

“Grand Challenges Canada just announced grants of $100,000 for 102 imaginative new ideas to tackle health problems in resource-poor countries,” Inter Press Service reports, noting, “Of these, 59 grants went to researchers in 13 low- and middle-income nations worldwide.” IPS continues, “Although the 102 ideas are selected through a peer-review process,…

The Guardian Examines New Reports On Nutrition Spending

The Guardian examines two new reports on nutrition spending. “Ambitions to eradicate world hunger will not be realized if aid for basic nutrition remains at only 0.4 percent of total official development assistance (ODA), according to the research group Development Initiatives (DI),” the newspaper writes. “Even though nutrition aid is…

Guardian Special Report Examines China’s Involvement In African Development

The Guardian on Monday published a special report on China’s involvement in Africa, noting the country “has committed billions of dollars in development finance for Africa over the past decade as Beijing seeks to secure its political and economic clout on the continent.” Among others, the section includes an article…

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