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Global Health Advocates Protest TPP On Capitol Hill

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global health advocates circle U.S. Capitol, but Senators advance toward TPP trade deal Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a protest held Tuesday on Capitol Hill by global health advocates who oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “…At stake was a…

USAID Aims To Make Local Systems Sustainable, But Unlikely To Meet 30% Spending Target For Local Organizations, Devex Reports

Devex: Behind on 30 percent local spending target, USAID eyes ‘100 percent sustainability’ “…[Former USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah] set the ambitious target of channeling 30 percent of USAID’s mission program funding to local organizations by the end of fiscal 2015, nearly tripling the agency’s local spending share in just five…

USAID Deserves More Funding To Bolster Global Development Budget, Staffing

Foreign Policy: Why Is the United States Letting Its Best Foreign Aid Tool Fall Apart? Christopher Holshek, senior fellow at Alliance for Peacebuilding “…USAID’s own capacity is on the cusp of crisis: its staff is divided between veterans who are aging out and greenhorns, with too few in the middle.…

Congress Should Ensure Efficiency, Effectiveness Of U.S. Global Health Investments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Healthy world: Congress must ensure that USAID works Editorial Board “…Reforms mandated by Congress — including a coordinated strategy and targeting of resources, as well as ongoing congressional oversight — are needed to ensure that USAID continues to work effectively to save impoverished children and mothers. … HR…

Californian, Mexican Counties Sign Agreement To Cooperate In TB Efforts

Times of San Diego: California and Mexico to Battle TB Problem Together “Public health officials from both sides of the border Friday signed an agreement for a joint effort to battle tuberculosis. … The agreement by health officials from San Diego and Imperial counties formalizes a comprehensive strategy to combat…

Men Play Critical Role In Global Efforts Toward AIDS-Free Generation

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: On Father’s Day, Recognizing Men’s Critical Role in HIV/AIDS Response In recognition of Father’s Day, Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy, discusses the role men play in the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic (6/21).

First Lady Michelle Obama Discusses Food Security, Nutrition At World Expo In Milan

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: FLOTUS Highlights Global Nutrition and Health Challenges at Expo Milano 2015 The blog post summarizes First Lady Michelle Obama’s comments made while visiting the USA Pavilion at the World Expo, noting she “expressed optimism about facing our global food and nutrition challenges after visiting the…

USAID To Continue Ebola Efforts In West Africa

USAID’s “Impact”: Ebola doesn’t disappear at zero and neither will we Denise Rollins, senior coordinator of the Africa Ebola Unit at USAID, discusses the status of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and USAID’s continued efforts in the region (6/18).

NPR Interviews Lead Author Of IHME Global Health Financing Report

NPR: And The Total Spent On Health In Impoverished Countries Last Year… “It’s a lot of money. A big chunk of it comes from the U.S. And it’s not enough. Those are three things you’ll learn from the sixth annual report on how much money has been spent to improve…

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