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Cause Of AIDS Announced 30 Years Ago

News outlets recount the announcement 30 years ago that scientists had discovered the virus that causes AIDS. ABC News: HIV Turns 30 Today “It’s been 30 years since scientists announced the cause of AIDS: a shifty retrovirus that would come to be known as HIV…” (Moisse, 4/23). ABC News: Researchers…

CSIS Report Examines GAVI Replenishment

The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) has published a new report, titled “Replenishing GAVI in 2014: Options for U.S. Engagement.” The report, by Katherine Bliss, senior associate with CSIS Global Health Policy Center, “reviews GAVI’s progress and challenges during the current phase of operations and offers recommendations for…

State Department Launches Second QDDR

News sources report on the launch of the U.S. Department of State’s second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. Devex: John Kerry launches 2nd QDDR: ‘Not everything to everyone’ “The U.S. government’s second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review will focus on a small number of concrete proposals that will help modernize…

Former USAID Chief Discusses Agency’s Global Development Lab

Devex: Brian Atwood to USAID: More ‘development diplomacy’ needed “A former U.S. aid chief applauded the ideas behind the new Global Development Lab, but also has some advice for the current Administrator Rajiv Shah. Brian Atwood’s challenge to Shah and the team running the lab is to look beyond the…

Blog Highlights Kaiser Family Foundation Event On Challenges Of Donor Coordination

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on a Kaiser Family Foundation event titled “The Challenge of Donor Coordination in Global Health — What’s at Stake?” The blog notes, “In an environment of shrinking budgets and growing momentum toward a shift in aid to ‘country ownership,’ more…

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Infographic On U.S. Global Health Funding

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released “A Snapshot of U.S. Global Health Funding,” an infographic produced in partnership with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) as part of a monthly series. “This month’s Visualizing Health Policy infographic shows global health funding’s share of the U.S. federal budget, the…

New QDDR Will Help U.S. Reach Goal Of Ending Extreme Poverty

“Just four years since the first [Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR)], these reforms have been the underpinning of a new model of development that harnesses the power of business and science to bend the curve of progress. But while the first QDDR laid a strong foundation, we know a…

State Department, USAID To Launch 2014 QDDR

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will announce the launch of the review process for the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) on Tuesday. According to a State Department press release, “The 2014 QDDR will be the second iteration of the quadrennial strategic review begun under the leadership of former…

Report Examines Family Planning In Ethiopia, Including U.S. Engagement

The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) has released a report written by Janet Fleischman, senior associate, and Alisha Kramer, program manager at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, titled “Family Planning and Linkages with U.S. Health and Development Goals.” The report, which focuses on a CSIS-led delegation to…

Global Polio Eradication Would Be Worldwide Victory

Huffington Post: A Remarkable Achievement: 80 Percent of the World Now Polio-Free Tom Frieden, CDC director “I’m recently back from New Delhi where I attended meetings on global health security, tuberculosis, and HIV — and very importantly, participated in the World Health Organization’s event to certify Southeast Asia free of…