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Humanitarian Aid, Development Both Essential For Crisis Response

U.N. News Centre: Aid, development must converge in responding to crises — U.N. reports “The rising scale of needs, a collective inability to resolve protracted crises, and the interplay of new factors such as climate change, are making it harder for governments and aid workers to effectively respond to humanitarian…

Global Fund Is Part Of ‘Winning Team’ To Fight AIDS, TB, Malaria

In a guest blog post for Funders Concerned About AIDS, Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses the success of the Global Fund’s partnership model. Derrick notes, “Winning the fights against the world’s most challenging global health threats — including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis,…

Blog Post Examines Whether Foreign Aid Really Works

In a blog post for the Development Policy Centre’s “Devpolicy Blog,” Roger Riddell, who gave the keynote address at the 2014 Australasian Aid and International Development Policy Workshop, discusses whether foreign aid really works. In answering the question, he says that it works “[n]ot as well as it could, and…

U.K. House Of Lords Discusses NTDs

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect” blog highlights a U.K. House of Lords discussion that took place last week on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). “…The Lords discussed a wide array of important topics, including: efforts to include NTDs in the post-2015 development agenda; cross-sector collaboration to…

Maintaining Health Gains In Afghanistan Must Be Aim Of Drawdown Agreements

Foreign Policy: The Taliban Are Winning The War On Polio Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health, and Maxine Builder, research associate, at the Council on Foreign Relations “This week’s tragic reappearance of polio in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, after 13 years, poses serious questions about the future of health…

Lawrence Ellison Foundation Pledges $100M Toward Polio Eradication

Bloomberg News: Ellison Foundation Pledges $100 Million Donation to End Polio “The Lawrence Ellison Foundation, created by Oracle Corp. (ORCL)’s chief executive, pledged $100 million toward the effort to eliminate polio, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative said in a statement. The donation, $20 million of which was given last year,…

Public Support For U.S. Foreign Aid ‘Near A Historic Low’

GlobalPost’s “The Unraveler”: U.S. foreign aid is shrinking and Americans don’t care Michael Moran, foreign affairs columnist for GlobalPost “As the White House puts finishing touches on its budget plan for 2015, most of the attention is focusing on domestic issues. … but something’s absent from the national conversation: foreign…

U.S. Launches Global Health Security Agenda, Partners With 26 Countries

News outlets report on the U.S.-led Global Health Security Agenda, a 26-nation partnership to better detect and prevent infectious disease outbreaks. Associated Press: U.S., 26 countries launch effort to fight outbreaks “The U.S. and 26 other countries began a new effort Thursday to prevent and fight outbreaks of dangerous infectious…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 37 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue features an article on Rwanda’s advancements in public health as well as one on Belarus’ efforts to address TB. The issue also discusses core features of the…

USAID, Ethiopia To Expand Partnership With Country’s Urban Health Program

Addis Standard: U.S., Ethiopia launch urban health program “The U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health, launched the Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program, which will promote greater health access and improved health status for more than 1.6 million households…

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