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Kaiser Family Foundation Resource Examines Global Health Components Of FY15 Omnibus

Kaiser Family Foundation: Congress releases FY15 Omnibus According to the foundation’s Policy Tracker, “Excluding the emergency Ebola funding, total known funding for U.S. global health programs in the FY 2015 Omnibus is $9.1 billion, which is essentially flat compared to FY 2014, but is $353 million (4%) above the president’s…

FCAA Report Examines Philanthropic Funding For HIV/AIDS, Shows Decrease

Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA): Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2013 The latest edition of this annual report from FCAA shows that “[f]unding to address HIV/AIDS from global private philanthropic institutions totaled $592 million in 2012, an 8% decrease from 2012, and the lowest level of funding since 2007”…

U.S. Government Spending Compromise Includes Flat Funding For NIH Research

ScienceInsider: First look: New U.S. spending deal a mixed bag for science “NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) appear to be among the winners — relatively speaking — in a spending deal reached Tuesday night by lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, with both agencies receiving…

WFP To Resume Food Aid To Syria After Success With Online Fundraising Campaign

New York Times: U.N. Food Agency to Resume Aid to Syrians After Donors Step Up “The United Nations said Tuesday that it would soon resume food aid to Syrian refugees after a successful emergency appeal through social media, which brought an outpouring of financial support from thousands of people and…

Communities In Eastern Europe, Central Asia Warn Against Cuts To HIV, TB Funding

Inter Press Service: Marginalized Communities Warn of AIDS/TB “Tragedy” in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…The EECA is home to the world’s only growing HIV/AIDS epidemic and is the single most-affected region by the spread of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). For years, HIV/AIDS and TB programs in many of its…

Blog Post Examines Funders Concerned About AIDS Report

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: HIV dollars drop with waning philanthropic funds … and a goodbye to England’s Rose Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a recently released report, titled “Philanthropic Support to Address…

UNICEF Declares 2014 ‘Devastating Year’ For Children In Conflicts

New York Times: UNICEF Calls 2014 One of Worst Years for Children “The year 2014 has been one of the worst on record for the world’s children, the United Nations said on Monday in a report that chronicled a litany of war, violence, atrocities, and disease, mostly in the Middle…

U.N. Issues Record $16.4B Aid Appeal To Address Global Crises In 2015

News outlets report on the release of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ (OCHA) 2015 Global Humanitarian Appeal to support people affected by disaster and conflict. Associated Press: U.N.: $16.4 billion needed to aid most vulnerable “…More than 40 percent of the appeal — $7.2 billion — would go…