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Ambassador Goosby Pens Last Blog Post As U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

“It is with a degree of sadness but also an enormous debt of gratitude that I post my final blog as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and head of the Office of Global Health Diplomacy,” Ambassador Eric Goosby writes in the State Department’s “DipNote” blog. The success of PEPFAR and “arriv[ing]…

Rep. Clarke Introduces ‘Global Sexual And Reproductive Health Act Of 2013’

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reviews HR 3206 [.pdf], “the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2013, introduced by Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) on September 27.” The bill was “[r]eferred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee that day, just a few days before the government shutdown,…

Eradicating Poverty Benefits Everyone

“October 17 marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and it falls amid a global movement working to end extreme poverty — not in 100 years, not in 50, but by 2030,” Sam Worthington, president and CEO of InterAction, writes in a Devex opinion piece. “The target of ending…

Successful Transitions To Country Ownership Of Global Health Programs Possible With Care

“Increased country engagement, or so-called country ownership, in HIV and health programming is central to achieve adequate scale in service delivery, improve the acceptability of interventions, increase domestic investments in health, and advance integration of HIV programming with national health goals and systems,” Chris Collins, vice president and director of…

News Outlets Examine Lingering Impacts Of U.S. Government Shutdown On Science Research

Noting “[t]he U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday night voted to end a partial shutdown of the U.S. government that has paralyzed science funding agencies, disrupted research projects and meetings, and threatened to wipe out an entire season of field studies,” Science Insider examines what the end of…

PPPs ‘Critical To Deliver Messages To New Mothers’

“Lifebuoy joined forces with [USAID] and its Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) to create a neonatal program to raise awareness of the link between newborn survival and handwashing with soap,” Anila Gopal, global social mission manager at Unilever-Lifebuoy, writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog.” She continues, “Public-private partnerships are critical…

U.S. Needs To More Directly Address Antibiotic Resistance

Noting recent warnings from the CDC and WHO about the increasing rate of antibiotic resistance, David Hoffman, a contributing editor at the Washington Post, writes in an opinion piece in the newspaper, “[M]y reporting for the documentary ‘Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria,’ which is to air Tuesday on PBS’s ‘Frontline,’ suggests…

Adequate Response To Post-2015 Agenda Will Require Greater Cooperation Among U.S. Agencies

In an opinion piece in The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network,” John Norris, executive director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at the Center for American Progress (CAP), and Annie Malknecht, a research associate at the center, write about U.S. efforts to balance “defense, diplomacy and development,” and the…

Blog Reports On Pending Departure Of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Goosby

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on the pending departure of Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, noting “his departure date is set for as early as October 26.” The blog states,…

USAID Blog Provides Statistics On Reach Of U.S. Food Assistance Programs

Noting World Food Day was observed on October 16, Kate Oberholzer, an information officer with Food for Peace, provides statistics about the reach of USAID food assistance programs in the agency’s “IMPACTblog.” “USAID food assistance programs feed people in emergency contexts and engage in longer-term development activities so that one…

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