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Devex Examines 5 Development-Related Stories To Follow Under Trump Administration

Devex: 5 development stories to watch in the Trump era “Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration ushers in a new era in American development policy — one currently shrouded in uncertainty. U.S. aid agencies have yet to see a landing team from the administration, and Trump himself has given few clues as…

NPR Examines Use Of Impact Evaluations Among Health, Development Aid Programs

NPR: How Do You Know If Aid Really Works? Turns Out … We Often Don’t “…[F]or decades, questions [of aid effectiveness] have been left unanswered. Instead health and development aid for the world’s poorest has largely been designed based on what seems reasonable, rather than what can be proved with…

New York Times Examines History Of DDT For Malaria Prevention

New York Times: Rachel Carson, DDT, and the Fight Against Malaria “…[I]n a new offering from Retro Report, [the New York Times presents] a series of video documentaries examining major news events of the past and their continued resonance. Several interwoven threads shape this installment: the global battle against malaria;…

Reinstating Mexico City Policy Could Undo Reproductive Health Progress For Women Worldwide

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Trust a grandmother: Trump’s chance to learn from gag rule’s past mistakes Judy Kahrl, member of the Board of Directors of Pathfinder International and founder of Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR) “…With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump may undo vital reproductive health progress by…

Continued U.S. Leadership In Global Health Can Help ‘Make America Great Again’

Huffington Post: How Can President Elect Donald Trump ‘Make America Great Again?’ Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH “…By fostering healthier, more prosperous communities, [programs like the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)] create a safer and more secure world. This is…

Trump Administration To Retain Ambassador Birx As PEPFAR Coordinator, ‘Showing Genuine Concern For’ Program’s Continuity

Washington Post: Trump team’s compassionate act will keep up the momentum on AIDS prevention Michael Gerson, opinion writer “This Inauguration Day brings an act of compassion, outreach, and bipartisanship by the Trump leadership team. The Trump administration will retain Ambassador Deborah Birx as the coordinator of PEPFAR (the President’s Emergency…

In Exclusive Interviews With Reuters, Bill Gates, Ray Chambers Discuss Uncertainty Surrounding Malaria Eradication Efforts With Changing U.S., U.N. Leadership

Reuters: Exclusive: Malaria champions unnerved by Trump uncertainty at crucial time “When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will the world’s new leaders commit to finally beating this persistent parasite? In exclusive interviews with Reuters in Davos,…

Trump Administration Asks NIH Director Francis Collins To Stay On At Least Temporarily

Nature: NIH director Francis Collins staying on — for now “On the eve of his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump has decided to retain Francis Collins as director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) — at least temporarily. Collins has been ‘held over by the Trump administration,’ NIH spokesperson…

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