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Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Analysis Of FY15 Budget Request

The Kaiser Family Foundation on Thursday released a new budget analysis that reviews the President’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. The analysis “finds that if Congress approves the President’s fiscal year 2015 budget request, global health funding would be impacted more than other areas of the budget when compared to…

Global Hunger Is Solvable If U.S. Invests In Women

Roll Call: Women Key to Ending Global Hunger Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide “… The Global Food Security Act promotes sustainable, lasting solutions to hunger and poverty. And it does so by targeting our efforts to where they will have the…

CDC Report Marks TB Progress In U.S.

News outlets report on a new report from the CDC on tuberculosis in the U.S. NPR: Screening Immigrants For TB Pays Dividends In U.S. “Hundreds of people with tuberculosis wishing to come to the U.S. have been stopped before they reached U.S. borders, says a new report from the Centers…

U.S. Issues Memo On Aid Projects In Response To Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

BuzzFeed: U.S. Adds New Review To Ugandan Aid Projects In Response To Anti-Gay Law “The U.S. Agency for International Development has sent a signal to grant recipients in Uganda that it will consider delaying major initiatives in response to the Anti-Homosexuality Act…” (Feder, 3/21).

USAID Announces Partnership With GE To Support Kenyan Health Facilities

GlobalPost: USAID’s partnership with GE in Kenya will help health facilities buy high-tech equipment “… Earlier this year, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a partnership with the industrial behemoth [General Electric] that will make up to $10 million in credit available for Kenyan health facilities to buy…

Devex Publishes Opinion Pieces As Part Of ‘Best Buys In Global Health’ Campaign

As part of “Best Buys in Global Health,” a campaign by PSI, PATH, and Devex to highlight sound investments in global health, Devex published two opinion pieces. Devex: Advancing global health through innovation U.S. Reps. Ander Crenshaw and Adam Smith, co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance “…As…

USAID Releases March Issue Of ‘Global Waters’

USAID has released its March 2014 issue of Global Waters. “The magazine features in-depth articles exploring solutions to the ongoing water crisis, opinion pieces by top development professionals, and first-hand accounts from stakeholders and beneficiaries” (3/20).

U.S., U.N. Mark World TB Day

Media outlets recognize World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24. IIP Digital: Health Agencies Worldwide Join in World TB Day “Health agencies around the world are working March 24 to raise awareness and action to combat a disease that claims a victim every 18 seconds: tuberculosis. Just…

Activists Question Whether U.S. Should Cut Aid To Uganda

News outlets discuss the implications of Uganda’s anti-gay law on U.S. foreign aid to the country. New York Times: Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Complicates U.S. Aid in Rebel Hunt “On the February day that President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed a law making homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison, the…

Debate About Food Aid Reform Missing Long-Term Focus

“There’s been a lot of debate recently in the U.S. about food aid reform, especially since [the Obama administration] proposed a shift toward more cash programs and increased local and regional purchase of food aid,” Paul Guenette, senior vice president at ACDI/VOCA, writes in The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network”…

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