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Devex Interviews Incoming Head Of USAID’s Global Development Lab

Devex: Ann Mei Chang’s vision for USAID’s Global Development Lab “…Devex spoke with [Anne Mei] Chang in Washington, D.C., to learn more about the vision she is bringing to a USAID initiative that is supposed to produce ‘transformative development solutions,’ but within the confines of a government bureaucracy that is…

CDC Releases Recommendations Supporting Medical Male Circumcision, Saying Procedure Helps Decrease Risk Of HIV, Other STIs

Reuters: Male circumcision benefits outweigh risks, U.S. CDC says “The benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks, according a long-awaited draft of federal guidelines from U.S. health officials released on Tuesday, which indicate that scientific evidence supports recommending the procedure. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that…

Congress Must Reevaluate HIV/AIDS Policy Approaches To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

The Hill: New Congress must consider new policy approaches for world AIDS fight Jim Patterson, former diplomat “With Ebola in the United States, World AIDS Day 2014, December 1, is a stark reminder of the continued U.S. and global challenge AIDS represents. The new Congress should also consider the critical…

Global Health Service Partnership Expansion Will Help Reach AIDS-Free Generation Goal

Huffington Post: A Partnership for the Future of Global Health Carrie Hessler-Radelet, director of the Peace Corps “…In a unique public-private partnership, the Peace Corps, Seed Global Health, and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) worked together to launch the Global Heath Service Partnership, (GHSP) where experienced…

U.S. Opens Second Ebola Treatment Unit In Liberia

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: U.S. Opens New Ebola Clinic in Liberia Carol Han, press officer for USAID’s Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, writes, “…[A] second [Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU)] supported by the United States is operational in the city of Kakata, about 45 miles northeast of Monrovia. Built by the organization Save…

USAID Names Former Google Executive Ann Mei Chang To Head Global Development Lab

National Journal: Former Google Exec Wants to Try Some ‘Crazy’ Ideas to Combat Global Poverty “…The U.S. Agency for International Development has named Ann Mei Chang, a former Google executive, to head the new U.S. Global Development Lab. The mission of the lab, which launched earlier this year as part…

President Obama Should Honor Bipartisan Congressional Request To Fund Gavi

Houston Chronicle: Save lives Editorial Board “…Gavi, [the Vaccine Alliance,] has a goal of creating equal access to vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. … The United States … is one of Gavi’s largest donors. Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, and Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, among others, have co-sponsored…

NIAID Director, Global AIDS Coordinator Discuss U.S. Ebola Efforts With Diplomatic Corps

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Dr. Fauci Updates the Diplomatic Corps on the U.S. Response to the Ebola Virus Crisis Sheila Weir, public affairs officer, and Stephen Murphy, policy adviser in the Office of Global Health Diplomacy, discuss remarks made by Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH’s National Institute of…

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