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Senate Subcommittee Approves FY14 State And Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

The Senate Subcommittee on the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the Senate Committee on Appropriations on Tuesday approved a $50.6 billion FY 2014 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, which includes funding for global health programs at USAID and the State Department, The Hill’s “On The…

Access To Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services Necessary To Reach AIDS-Free Generation

In a Huffington Post “Global Motherhood” opinion piece, Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé discuss progress (.pdf) made on the “Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among…

USAID Working To Improve Public Health In India

Writing in the White House Blog, Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, discusses a recent trip to India and how the USAID Health and Urban Poor (HUP) Program is working in settlements near the Taj Mahal to improve health infrastructure, connect residents with health services and track mothers…

GHTC Blog Examines FY 2014 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

Writing in the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s (GHTC) “Breakthroughs” blog, GHTC Policy Officer Ashley Bennett summarizes a bill that was approved on Friday by the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, which includes funding for “key global health research activities.” She writes, “Overall, global…

CSIS Report Examines U.S. Strategic Rebalance In Asia-Pacific Region

In a new report titled “A Greater Mekong Health Security Partnership,” the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Task Force on Health and Smart Power in Asia examines the “U.S. strategic rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region,” writing it “reflects a cumulative historic shift in U.S. foreign policy priorities that…

‘Science Speaks’ Blog Profiles 3 Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog profiles three of “the 30 American doctors and nurses sworn into the Peace Corps as the first class of the program’s Global Health Service Partnership volunteers in a White House ceremony Thursday.” The blog states, “The effort is the product of…

First Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers Sworn In

“Thirty U.S. doctors and nurses from across the country were sworn in at the White House July 18 as the first class of Peace Corps Global Health Service Partnership volunteers,” IIP Digital reports, adding, “The new volunteers will leave July 20-21 for one-year assignments as medical or nursing educators in…

Continued Partnership, Resources Needed To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

In a Forbes opinion piece, Barbara Pierce Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps and a board member of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, reflects on the global AIDS response over the last decade, writing, “Very rarely, a crisis occurs that is so urgent…

Laws Aimed At Criminalizing Sex Trade Hindering HIV/AIDS Response In India

Writing in the Huffington Post’s “World” blog, journalist Michelle Chen examines efforts to combat HIV/AIDS among sex workers in India, highlighting “various laws aimed at criminalizing the sex trade, supposedly to protect women from exploitation,” which she says reflect “a deeper culture of oppression that sex workers face around the…

U.S. Congressional Subcommittee Approves FY 2014 State And Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

“[On Friday] the House State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee approved its FY14 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill by voice vote, with no amendments offered. The $40.6 billion measure, comprise[s] of $34.1 billion in base funding and $6.5 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funds,” according to a post on the U.S. Global…