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Financial Commitments To Improve Agriculture Can Help Prevent Food Crises

Devex: We can prevent another food price crisis Josh Lozman, deputy director of program advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…This year, African leaders have recommitted to investing in agriculture at their annual leaders’ summit, but there is currently a significant financing gap toward these plans. The support…

Humanitarian Funding Reaches Record High But Gaps Remain

IRIN: Donors giving more but needs are greater than ever “Humanitarian funding reached a record US$22 billion in 2013, yet almost a third of needs remained unmet, according to data recently released by the U.K.-based think tank Global Humanitarian Assistance Programme’s Development Initiatives…” (7/14).

Shah Speaks About Impact Investing In Forbes Interview

Forbes: USAID, Pope Francis, And Impact Investing In an interview, Forbes contributor Rahim Kanani speaks with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah about his “participation in last month’s impact investing conference at the Vatican, how USAID harnesses private capital to fight poverty, the future of impact investing, and more…” (Kanani, 7/11).

U.N. Set To Address Aid Delivery In Syria, Asks Europe To Help More Refugees

News outlets report on the ongoing crisis in Syria, where aid delivery is hampered by fighting. New York Times: Bid to Deliver Aid to Syria May Set Stage for a U.N. Clash “The United Nations Security Council was potentially headed for a showdown on Monday over getting food and medicine…

Devex Publishes Opinion Pieces As Part Of ‘Best Buys In Global Health’ Campaign

As part of “Best Buys in Global Health,” a campaign by PSI, PATH, and Devex to highlight sound investments in global health, Devex published two opinion pieces. Devex: Advancing global health through innovation U.S. Reps. Ander Crenshaw and Adam Smith, co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance “…As…

‘Impatient Optimists’ Blog Publishes TB-Related Posts

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog published several posts on tuberculosis in recognition of World TB Day on March 24. In one, Mandy Slutsker, a senior project associate for ACTION, summarizes conversations with “advocates and experts from Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia on the challenges…

U.S., U.N. Mark World TB Day

Media outlets recognize World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24. IIP Digital: Health Agencies Worldwide Join in World TB Day “Health agencies around the world are working March 24 to raise awareness and action to combat a disease that claims a victim every 18 seconds: tuberculosis. Just…

Small Investments In Cholera Research ‘May Lead To Large Savings’

Huffington Post: In the Time of Cholera Adam Levine, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Brown Medical School Cholera is “not something in which wealthy governments around the world invest much of their research dollars. … The situation is not completely bleak. New funders, such as the Bill & Melinda…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding TB, Recognize World TB Day

The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding tuberculosis (TB), in recognition of World TB Day. CNN: Diabetes and TB: A growing threat Susan Fisher-Hoch, a professor at the University of Texas Houston School of Public Health and a board member of Stop TB USA “…Today, the biggest risk for tuberculosis…