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Recognizing Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Rachel Albalak, director of the CDC’s Caribbean Regional Office, and Jean Wysler Domercant, acting director of clinical services in Haiti at the CDC’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS, recognize Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, observed in the U.S. on June 8, and examine HIV/AIDS in the region in the AIDS.gov blog. “According…

USAID Report Examines U.S. Role In Global TB Response

“The latest report [.pdf] from [USAID] on the U.S. role in the global tuberculosis response shows that while government agencies have made important contributions to the global TB effort, significant challenges continue to stand between universal access to prevention, care and treatment, and the impoverished populations that need those interventions…

Blog, Video Discuss U.S. Efforts Against Global Hunger

In a Feed the Future video published on USAID’s “IMPACTblog,” actor Matt Damon, who narrates the film, “discusses efforts to turn the tide against global hunger and increase agricultural production around the world.” The blog notes “The video was shown at the ‘Feed the Future: Partnering With Civil Society’ event…

Examining Debate Over Proposed Changes To U.S. Food Aid Program

“Should the U.S. pay its farmers and ship their food overseas, the traditional plan, or should it ship money overseas and pay poorer farmers abroad, as every other major food-producing nation does?” journalist Alan Bjerga asks in a Bloomberg News analysis examining the debate over changes to the U.S. food…

Forbes, Skoll Foundation Interview USAID Assistant Administrator For Global Health

In partnership with the Skoll World Forum, Forbes features an interview with Ariel Pablos-Méndez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID. Rahim Kanani of the Skoll Foundation discusses child survival in the developing world with Pablos-Méndez. According to the interview transcript, Pablos-Méndez highlights “some of the key facts, figures and…

U.S., Ireland Recommit To Goals Of 1,000 Days Initiative

Writing in the State Department’s “DipNote” blog, Jonathan Shrier, acting special representative for global food security and deputy coordinator for diplomacy at Feed the Future, describes an event co-hosted on Monday by Bread for the World Institute and Concern Worldwide, during which USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and Irish Minister of…

Lawmakers Continue Debate Over U.S. Food Aid Policy

“Lawmakers attempted Wednesday to push along an ongoing effort to modernize U.S. international food aid policy amid mounting bipartisan support for the use of more locally grown food products over the long-standing practice of shipping U.S.-grown commodities,” Inter Press Service reports. “The Food Aid Reform Act, introduced by House Foreign…

Feed The Future Working Group Launched To Engage Civil Society

“Feed the Future — [USAID’s] global food security initiative — has formed a working group tasked with finding ways to engage more effectively with civil society both at home and abroad,” Devex reports. “While little is yet known about the specific goals, focal areas, or even how the panel is…

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