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U.S. Government ‘Must Help Counter’ Tobacco Industry Sales In Developing Countries

New York Times: Fitful Progress in the Antismoking Wars “…Although smoking rates among adults around the globe have fallen sharply since 1980, the number of smokers has increased significantly along with population growth and will continue to increase as national incomes and populations rise. The United States government must help…

Saving Mothers, Giving Life Annual Report Launched At D.C. Event

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog summarizes an event that took place in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, launching a report detailing “outcomes from the first year of the five-year Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative, which began in eight districts in Uganda and Zambia in June 2012.”

CSIS Event Examined Saving Mothers, Giving Life Initiative

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Senior Associate Janet Fleischman and Alisha Kramer, program coordinator at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, write in the center’s Smart Global Health blog about an event held last week and convened by the CSIS Global Health Policy Center that “focused on the…

U.N., Partners Intensify Humanitarian Aid Efforts In Philippines Amid Logistical Challenges

“As the magnitude of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan unfolds in the Philippines, the United Nations and its partners are mounting a massive humanitarian operation, battling heavy rains, blocked roads and damaged airstrips and seaports to reach millions across the region desperate for food, water and other basic necessities,”…

Blogs Address Family Planning As International Conference Continues In Ethiopia

The following is a summary of three blog posts addressing family planning as the International Conference on Family Planning continues in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week. Janet Fleischman and Alisha Kramer, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) blog: “Secretary of State John Kerry’s video message to the conference offers…

Congress Considers Changes To Food Bill, Food For Peace Program

“As typhoon relief efforts ramp up in the Philippines, critics say the United States needs more flexibility in how it delivers food aid,” VOA News reports, noting “[t]he crisis hits as Congress is … considering changes that would allow up to 20 percent of the Food for Peace budget to…

USAID Contributes Food, Cash Valued At $18.2M To WFP For Malawi

“USAID has contributed food and cash valued at $18.2 million (MK 6.1 billion) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist Malawians facing food shortages due to a combination of bad weather during the growing season as well as high food prices,” the WFP reports in an article…

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