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‘Shared Values’ Needed To Tackle Health, Development Challenges

Huffington Post: Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships David Olson, global health communications expert “…Nowadays, it’s widely recognized that more stakeholders need to be consulted, both in the design and the execution of an intervention. Does this make the process more messy and complicated? It sure does, but…

Shah Speaks About Impact Investing In Forbes Interview

Forbes: USAID, Pope Francis, And Impact Investing In an interview, Forbes contributor Rahim Kanani speaks with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah about his “participation in last month’s impact investing conference at the Vatican, how USAID harnesses private capital to fight poverty, the future of impact investing, and more…” (Kanani, 7/11).

USAID’s LGBT Vision For Action Working To Improve Rights

USAID’s “Impact”: Moving Forward with USAID’s LGBT Vision for Action Todd Larson, the senior LGBT coordinator at USAID, discusses USAID’s LGBT Vision for Action, the agency’s efforts to improve LGBT rights worldwide, and Pride Month, recognized in June (7/14).

Physicians Work To Dispel Myths That Migrants To U.S. Carry Disease

NBC News: Vectors or Victims? Docs Slam Rumors That Migrants Carry Disease “Doctors say they are concerned about false rumors and ‘hysteria’ that the unaccompanied children coming across the border from Mexico into Texas are carrying diseases such as Ebola and dengue fever. The rumors have been carried on anti-immigration…

Renewed Focus On Long-Term Food Aid Solutions Will Help More People Worldwide

Baltimore Sun: U.S. food aid still needed around the world Mike Gesker, a writer at Catholic Relief Services “…Today, 60 years after the launch of [President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s] Food for Peace program, it is still bringing vital food to hungry children, women and men overseas. This is a testament…

USAID Releases ‘Maternal Health Vision For Action’

USAID: Maternal Health Vision for Action USAID “is working with the global community to End Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM). The USAID Maternal Health Vision for Action outlines how USAID will help achieve a maternal mortality rate of fewer than 50 deaths per 100,000 live births…” (6/25).

FDA Publishes Guidance For Industry On NTD Drug Development

FDA: Guidance for Industry: Neglected Tropical Diseases of the Developing World: Developing Drugs for Treatment or Prevention “The purpose of this guidance is to assist sponsors in the development of drugs for the treatment or prevention of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) of the developing world. Specifically, this guidance addresses the…

USAID Committed To Helping South Sudanese Build ‘Peaceful And Secure Future’

USAID’s “Impact”: Responding to Dire Needs in South Sudan Three Years after Independence Linda Etim, deputy assistant administrator for Africa who oversees the Office of Sudan and South Sudan Programs and the Office of East African Affairs, discusses USAID’s efforts in conflict-ridden South Sudan, writing, “As we reflect on South…

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