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CDC Shifts Language From ‘Unprotected Sex’ To ‘Condomless Sex’

“…In January, the CDC announced on a call with more than 80 advocates that it would indeed change the decades-old language. Now, instead of referring to ‘unprotected sex’ to mean sex without a condom, the CDC will refer simply refer to it as ‘condomless sex,'” RH Reality Check reports. “…The…

U.S. Calls For Repeal Of Ugandan Law Criminalizing Homosexuality

News sources continue to cover international reaction to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s signing of an Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Reuters: U.S. says reviewing relationship with Uganda government “The United States said on Monday it is reviewing its relationship with Uganda’s government, including U.S. assistance programs that are heavily focused on fighting HIV/AIDS,…

U.S., U.N. Officials Urge Syria To Allow Unfettered Humanitarian Aid Access

News outlets highlight comments from U.S. and U.N. officials on the delivery of humanitarian aid in Syria, where the U.N. and its partners say an entire generation of children is at risk. The Hill’s “Floor Action”: Kaine: ‘World will be watching’ if Syria blocks humanitarian aid “Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)…

Integrating Agriculture, Nutrition Is Critical to Eliminate Malnutrition

The Guardian: Can agriculture play a bigger role in solving malnutrition? Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) “…Forging stronger links between agriculture and nutrition sectors is a critical big part of eliminating malnutrition. So we need to start using the investments pledged in…

Congress Should Approve Additional Funding For Global Health Security Agenda

New York Times: Coping With Infectious Disease “The list of infectious diseases that could leap from remote areas of the world to strike countries thousands of miles away is growing. … It made good sense, then, when the Obama administration, after meeting with representatives of three United Nations agencies and…

USAID Commits $15M Toward Maternal Health In Zimbabwe

Bernama: Zimbabwe Receives US$15 Million For Maternal Health “The U.S. government will provide US$15 million as support towards the reduction of maternal and child deaths in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwean news agency New Ziana reported. U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton said at a closing ceremony of the USAID’s Maternal and Child…

Guest Blogger Questions Whether Global Health Research Perpetuates Disparities

In a Humanosphere guest post, Johanna Crane, a medical anthropologist and assistant professor at the University of Washington, writes, “…As interest in and funding for global health exploded, American universities have seen a proliferation of programs, institutes, and departments dedicated to ‘global health.’ Hundreds of U.S. (not to mention Canadian)…

Organizations Send Letter To Congressmen Asking For Birx Confirmation Hearing

“Signers from 28 organizations advocating for global HIV responses called on United States Senators Robert Menendez and Robert Corker to schedule a confirmation hearing in the next week for Dr. Deborah Birx, nominated by the White House last month to serve as the next U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and lead…

Devex Reporters Discuss Public-Private Partnerships In U.S. Foreign Aid

Devex features a YouTube video with commentary from Michael Igoe, global development reporter at Devex, and Adva Saldinger, Devex Impact reporter, regarding a recent panel at the Wilson Center discussing the value of public-private partnerships for U.S. foreign aid. They highlight comments from USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, who said the…

USAID Launches Program In Zimbabwe To Strengthen Agricultural Sector

VOA News: USAID Targets Zimbabwe Food Shortages, Malnutrition “The U.S. government has launched a five-year, $100 million program to assist more than a half-million hungry Zimbabweans. At the launch of the new program, which is aimed at strengthening Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector, U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton said Washington remained…