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Kaiser Family Foundation Report Maps Global Efforts To Address HIV/AIDS In Low-, Middle-Income Countries

A new Kaiser Family Foundation report “maps the complex network of international assistance aimed at addressing the global impact of HIV/AIDS,” a report summary on the foundation’s webpage states, continuing, “The large number of donor organizations working on these efforts creates challenges for effectively negotiating, coordinating and delivering programs, particularly…

Global Fund Board Approves Grants For First Applicants Under New Funding Model

“The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved grants for the first applicants to participate in a new funding model that is dramatically expanding support for countries fighting these infectious diseases,” a Global Fund press release reports. “The grants, totaling $622 million, are ready…

WFP Head Says Funding Short For Food Emergencies In Pakistan, North Korea

“Hunger in Pakistan is at emergency levels after years of conflict and floods, but funding has dwindled as new crises such as Syria grab donors’ attention, the United Nations food aid chief said on Sunday,” Reuters reports. “[A]bout half of Pakistan’s population still does not have secure access to enough…

U.S. Nearly Doubles Aid To UNHCR

At an event to mark World Refugee Day, “[t]he United States on Thursday [nearly] doubled its aid to the U.N. refugee organization to some $890 million,” Agence France-Presse reports. “Some $289.3 million of the funds going to the UNHCR are earmarked for Syrian refugees and had been previously unveiled by…

U.K. Aid To Africa Fell Sharply Last Year, ONE Report Says

“U.K. aid to Africa fell sharply last year following a drop in its multilateral contributions, according to ONE, the anti-poverty group,” The Guardian reports. “In a report on the eve of the government’s comprehensive spending review, ONE said U.K. official development assistance (ODA) to the continent fell by 7.4 percent…

Gates Foundation, Rotary International Renew Partnership To Eradicate Polio

“Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have renewed a fundraising partnership they hope will inject millions of new dollars into the final push to eradicate polio, a goal both say is closer than ever,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Under the agreement, the Gates Foundation said it…

Nigerian Millionaire Donates $1M To International Polio Eradication Program

“Sir Emeka Offor, a wealthy Nigerian oil baron, has donated $1 million to PolioPlus, an international polio eradication program promoted by Rotary International, Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper has reported,” according to Forbes. “Offor, who is the founder and executive vice chairman of Chrome Group, a Nigerian conglomerate with interests in oil…

Blog Examines PEPFAR Funding Uncertainties

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines ongoing federal budget negotiations and funding for PEPFAR, writing, “As policymakers and legislators celebrated PEPFAR’s 10th birthday with pledges of ‘strengthened’ commitment to the goal of an AIDS-free generation, and researchers compared findings on the challenges ahead, events on Capitol…

Devex Examines Efforts To Reform U.S. Food Aid Program

“President Barack Obama’s sweeping overhaul of U.S. food aid may seem doomed as Congress chips away at his proposal in the coming days … [b]ut behind the scenes, advocates are setting the stage for incremental reform that would have seemed unlikely even several months ago,” Devex reports. The news service…

Four Steps Congress Can Take To Reform U.S. Food Aid Program

“It is time to come together to support a package of reforms [to the U.S. food aid program] that will work on the ground and ensure a strong constituency for American food assistance,” George Guimaraes, president and CEO of PCI; Crispian Kirk, president and CEO of OIC International; and Ellen…

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