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Support For National, Global LGBT Rights Should Be Part Of Obama Administration Legacy

The Hill: To consolidate an Obama legacy, entrench support for global LGBT rights Raymond Smith, senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute “With attention increasingly turning to the legacy of the Obama administration, one area of civil rights seems sure to be viewed as a breakthrough success: the recognition and…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Risk Communication Surrounding Ebola, U.S. Funding For Ebola Efforts

CIDRAP: When the next shoe drops — Ebola crisis communication lessons from October Peter Sandman and Jody Lanard, risk communication experts “…The U.S. Ebola experience highlights four main crisis communication errors. 1. Don’t over-reassure … 2. Acknowledge uncertainty … 3. Don’t overdiagnose or overplan for panic … 4. Tolerate early…

Kaiser Family Foundation Resource Examines Global Health Components Of FY15 Omnibus

Kaiser Family Foundation: Congress releases FY15 Omnibus According to the foundation’s Policy Tracker, “Excluding the emergency Ebola funding, total known funding for U.S. global health programs in the FY 2015 Omnibus is $9.1 billion, which is essentially flat compared to FY 2014, but is $353 million (4%) above the president’s…

Promoting Human Rights Can Advance Global Development

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: A ‘Daily’ Struggle for Human Rights Nicole Widdersheim, human rights adviser for USAID’s Center for Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, discusses U.S. efforts to expand human rights, as well as its link to economic development (12/10).

Congress Releases FY15 Omnibus

Congress released the FY 2015 Omnibus bill (H.R. 83) on December 9, 2014, which includes funding for U.S. global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of State, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as agency-wide emergency funding to address…

U.S. House Bill Would Authorize Feed The Future Program

Devex: Feed the Future’s moment on Capitol Hill? “As budget talks in the U.S. Congress lurch toward a frenzied conclusion this week, the House could vote as soon as Thursday on a bill that gives staying power to U.S. President Barack Obama’s Feed the Future initiative. If passed, the Global…

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