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Blog Posts Discuss Humanitarian Response Following Earthquake In Nepal

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Our Response to the Earthquake in Nepal Amanda Lanzarone, associate program officer on the emergency response team in the foundation’s global development program, discusses the foundation’s announcement of two grants totaling $1 million to Oxfam America and Lutheran World Relief for humanitarian relief…

‘High Time’ Congress Updates U.S. Food Aid Program

The Hill: Taking the pork out of food aid Diana Ohlbaum, co-chair of the Accountability Working Group of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, and a principal of Turner4D “…Creating more flexibility in our food aid programs, which would allow the United States to buy food locally and regionally or provide…

PEPFAR, U.S. Department Of Treasury Aim To Raise Awareness Of Economic, Fiscal Challenges Of HIV/AIDS

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: PEPFAR-Treasury Collaboration to Combat HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. representative for global health diplomacy, and Ramin Toloui, assistant secretary for international finance at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, discuss efforts by PEPFAR, the U.S. Treasury, and…

amfAR Infographic Examines Potential PEPFAR Funding Scenarios

amfAR: Infographic: Investing for Impact: Accelerating the U.S. and Global AIDS Response in FY2016 This infographic examines different PEPFAR funding scenarios, stating, “If PEPFAR is flat funded in 2016, it will not be able to meet the growing demand for treatment, jeopardizing progress in curbing the global epidemic. Investments in…

Joint U.S.-South Africa Research Program To Focus On HIV/AIDS, TB

SciDev.Net: U.S.-South Africa program funds new TB, HIV research “A five-year collaborative research program to promote HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) research in South Africa has announced new first-year grants worth US$8 million. The U.S.-South Africa Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research … is worth US$40 million, with the South African Medical…

U.S. Pledges $16M In Additional Humanitarian Aid To South Sudan

USAID: United States Pledges $16 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the People of South Sudan “The United States announced the commitment of more than $16 million in new humanitarian assistance for nutrition, shelter, water, and health services for people suffering from the ongoing effects of the conflict that began…

Public, Private Collaboration Important Piece Of Reaching Zero Ebola Cases

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: 21st Century Tools To Tackle Ebola and Improve Health Gabrielle Fitzgerald, director of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s Ebola Program, discusses efforts of the foundation to develop solutions for getting to zero Ebola cases in West Africa through public-private partnerships, including the Ebola Innovation…

International Community Begins Rescue, Humanitarian Efforts In Nepal After 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills More Than 3,800

Agence France-Presse: Death toll rises to 3,800 in Nepal earthquake “Nepalis started fleeing their devastated capital on Monday after an earthquake killed more than 3,800 people and toppled entire streets, as the United Nations prepared a “massive” aid operation…” (Mathema/Bagga, 4/27). Associated Press/Huffington Post: Almost One Million Children In ‘Urgent…

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