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U.S. Investments In Global Health Save Lives, Maintain National Security

In an opinion piece published in the latest edition of PSI’s Impact magazine, Reps. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) write, “As lawmakers and co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance, we have a fiscal responsibility to ensure that American dollars are being spent wisely and effectively.…

Kathleen Sebelius Resigns As HHS Secretary

News outlets report on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation. Financial Times: Kathleen Sebelius to resign as U.S. health secretary “Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. health secretary, is preparing to resign having overseen the disastrous rollout of President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law…” (Jopson/Chon, 4/11). The Hill: Sebelius…

Ugandan Police Accuse U.S.-Funded HIV/AIDS Project Of Gay ‘Recruitment’

Agence France-Presse: Uganda police accuse HIV/AIDS project of gay ‘recruitment’ “Police in Uganda have accused a U.S.-funded AIDS project that they raided last week of paying young men to become homosexuals, a report said Thursday. Quoting a police statement explaining the operation, the Daily Monitor newspaper said the Walter Reed…

Health Workers Play ‘Critical Role’ In Delivering Quality Care Worldwide

Huffington Post: Thank a Health Worker — Unsung Heroes of Global Health Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID “…Health workers — whether a doctor, nurse, midwife or physician’s assistant — are an integral part of a well-functioning health system and necessary for the delivery of quality health…

Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law Illustrates Limits Of U.S. Influence In Africa

The Hill: The Ugandan anti-gay bill and the limits of U.S. influence in Africa Joshua Meservey, assistant director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center “…[Uganda President Yoweri] Museveni’s decision [to sign an anti-gay bill] is the latest instance of Washington being unable to influence an allied African leader, the result…

Blog Examines Prospects For FY15 U.S. Foreign Aid Budget

Writing in Humanosphere, development blogger Tom Murphy discusses the prospects for the FY 2015 U.S. foreign aid budget. “…Everyone is not happy with the White House plan, though nobody is ever completely happy with the U.S. foreign aid budget. Despite that, foreign aid supporters are more concerned with fending off…

Blog Features Video Of CSIS Panel On Global Food Security

“Global Food For Thought,” the blog of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Global Agricultural Development Initiative, features a video of a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) panel on global food security. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) gave the keynote address, which was followed by a discussion with…

White House Expert Says Global Health Is National Security Issue

Elizabeth Cameron, White House national security expert, served as the keynote speaker for the April 9 “New Avian Influenzas in East Asia: Global Health Security and Policy” symposium at Georgetown University, according to a press release. She said, “The challenge we face as a global community is how to leverage…

USAID’s Shah Testifies Before Congress On Global Health Budget

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah’s lack of mention of global tuberculosis and HIV in his opening remarks during the FY 2015 congressional budget hearings on Capitol Hill earlier this week (Aziz, 4/10).

U.N., U.S., E.U. Call For Action On South Sudan; U.N. Official Expelled From Sudan

News outlets report on the humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan. Devex: UNFPA chief’s expulsion: Another humanitarian crackdown in Sudan? “The international aid community was dealt another blow this week in Sudan, when the government ordered the head of the U.N. Population Fund to leave the country…” (Ravelo, 4/11).…