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GHTC Blog Post Examines 21st Century Cures Act

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: 21st Century Cures Act: What the global health community needs to know GHTC Communications Officer Marissa Chmiola discusses “the 21st Century Cures Act — a bill that aims to speed the development, approval, and introduction of new health technologies” — that “the House Energy and…

New Issue Of USAID’s ‘FrontLines’ Available Online

USAID’s “Impact”: FrontLines: Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships FrontLines Production Editor Angela Rucker previews the latest edition of the USAID publication, including articles on mobile banking in sub-Saharan Africa, drought resiliency in Jamaica, and maternal health in Timor-Leste (6/1).

Devex Examines Expert Discussions Surrounding Health Systems Strengthening

Devex: What does it really mean to build health systems? “Over the past year, discussions around dealing with the Ebola outbreak to bringing cases down to zero invariably circled around the need for health systems strengthening. Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s assistant administrator for global health,…

White House Forum Addresses U.S.-Based Efforts To Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

CQ News: White House Antibiotics Forum to Address Risks of Modern Medicine “The White House on Tuesday held a wide-ranging forum on drug-resistant bacteria, the latest step in a global effort to tackle a growing problem — one that causes 23,000 deaths in the United States alone and has doctors…

White House Fact Sheet Describes Forum On Antibiotic Resistance, Actions Taken

White House: FACT SHEET: Over 150 Animal and Health Stakeholders Join White House Effort to Combat Antibiotic Resistance In this fact sheet, the White House describes the first forum to address antibiotic resistance, as well as actions taken by the Obama administration, government agencies, and the private and non-profit sectors…

FY14 Omnibus Appropriations Act Released

The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations announced the release of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014” (H.R. 3547), which includes funding for U.S. global health programs. A significant portion of U.S. funding for global health, including funding at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State,…

House Appropriations Committee approves FY 2014 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

The House Committee on Appropriations approved, by a voice vote, the FY 2014 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill (.pdf), which includes funding for U.S. global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Department (see table below) comprising a significant portion of U.S. funding for global health (total…

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