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Secretary Reaffirms U.S. Commitment To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation Through PEPFAR

In a meeting with top African and global health leaders on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry “reaffirmed the U.S. government’s commitment to assist countries in realizing the promise of an AIDS-free generation and reaching their broader health…

USAID Program Assists Delivery Of Contraceptives To Rural Nigeria

In a post in USAID’s “IMPACTblog,” Emmanuel Ogwuche, senior logistics adviser and manager of the agency’s Direct Delivery and Information Capture (DDIC) system, examines what it takes to deliver contraceptives to people in rural Nigeria through USAID’s Deliver Project. “Through DDIC, the project currently delivers 24 public health commodities, including…

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Amended PEPFAR Stewardship And Oversight Act

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday night passed by voice vote an amended version of the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act, introduced last week by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the committee’s ranking member, the Center for Global…

Blog Examines Impact Of Government Shutdown On Global Health R&D

In a guest post on the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s (GHTC) “Breakthroughs” blog, “Jenny Howell — senior policy and advocacy associate at PATH working with the GHTC — writes about how the government shutdown and budget negotiations in Congress will impact global health research and development (R&D) programs across the…

Missouri’s Members Of Congress Should Support Food Aid Reform

Recalling her childhood in rural Missouri, Caroline Rouse, a junior at Yale University and a USAID intern, writes in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch opinion piece, “[O]ne document inextricably links American farmers to international policy: Public Law 480,” which “regulates the United States’ international food aid program Food for Peace” and…

Blog Examines ‘Roadmap For Childhood TB’

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights the “Roadmap for Childhood Tuberculosis” — released Tuesday by the WHO, Stop TB Partnership, Treatment Action Group, UNICEF, CDC, USAID, and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease — noting the document “lists 10 steps to address the special…

Senate Could Act On PEPFAR Bill Despite U.S. Government Shutdown

“While much of the work in this shuttered capital has ground to a halt, the Senate is still open for business, and that means that the body could act on S 1545, the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Bill of 2013, as early as this coming Monday,” the Center for Global…

Blog Examines Global Fund Replenishment, Accomplishments, Other Issues

“Donors and health advocates may have struck Global Fund gold last week,” Ben Leo, director of the Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Program and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), writes in the organization’s “Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance” blog. Noting recent pledges to the Global Fund to…

Media Outlets Examine How U.S. Government Shutdown Affecting Health, Science Agencies

The government shutdown “doesn’t mean that the entire government closes,” Science reports, adding, “It was largely business as usual at agencies deemed essential for public safety and national security, for instance, including the departments of Justice and Homeland Security … [b]ut research agencies were hit hard.” For example, “At the…