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New CGD Policy Paper Examines PEPFAR Funding

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy” blog, CGD researchers Victoria Fan and Rachel Silverman describe a new policy paper that attempts to answer the questions, “Where does scarce PEPFAR funding go? Which countries and implementers receive the bulk of PEPFAR funds? And what factors influence…

Pharmaceutical Companies Must Reduce Cost Of Hepatitis C Treatment

Noting July 28 was World Hepatitis Day, Azzi Momenghalibaf, program officer for the International Harm Reduction Development Program and Access to Essential Medicines Initiative at the Open Society Foundations, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog, “Unlike cancer or HIV, hepatitis C is curable in the majority of cases. Unfortunately,…

Blogs Highlight Global Health Budget Requests In Senate, House Appropriations Bills

In the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Health Policy” blog, Jenny Ottenhoff, policy outreach associate at CGD, examines the FY 2014 requests for global health in the proposed Senate and House State and Foreign Operations appropriations bills. “Both bills won approval by their respective committees,” she notes, adding, “But…

U.N., E.U. Officials Call For More Humanitarian Action In Syria

Paulo Pinheiro, chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, on Monday spoke to the U.N. General Assembly and “urged the international community to demand a diplomatic solution to the 2 1/2-year conflict that has killed more than 100,000 people,” the Associated Press reports. “He said 4.5 million…

USAID, U.S. Treasury Release New Aid Data Sets

“For the first time ever, you can visit the Foreign Assistance Dashboard and check out how our partners have spent our dollars,” USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah writes in the agency’s “IMPACTblog,” noting the “unprecedented release of new financial data includes over 30 database fields and nearly 53,000 records — all…

New Approaches, Partnerships Needed To Make Use Of Available Development Assistance Resources

“After rising threefold during the first decade of the 21st century, development assistance for health has plateaued,” Anurag Mairal, the global program leader for technology solutions at PATH, writes in The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network” blog. “To further reduce health inequities, we need new approaches that make the most…

Global Community Should Allocate More Resources For Efforts Promoting Breastfeeding

Noting the observance of World Breastfeeding Week from August 1 to 7, Arun Gupta, co-founder and central coordinator of the Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India, provides statistics about breastfeeding globally, discusses the health benefits for newborns and examines a lack of international funding for breastfeeding initiatives in a Devex opinion…

Thinking Differently About Global Development, USAID

In the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Blog,” Kate Almquist Knopf, a visiting policy fellow at CGD, states, “The FY14 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill passed out of the House Appropriations Committee last week is a stinging reminder of the low esteem in which many…

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