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Food For Peace Program Supports Efforts To End World Hunger

Huffington Post: Support Pope’s Plan With Food for Peace William Lambers, author and blogger “Pope Francis has been outspoken about ending world hunger, and getting the church more involved. … Food for Peace is the main tool of the U.S. government for fighting world hunger. It is a donor to…

U.S. Helps Filipinos Rebuild After Typhoon Haiyan

USAID’s “Impact”: Rebuilding Livelihoods in the Philippines Post-Typhoon Haiyan Billy Dec, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, writes about U.S. government efforts to help Filipinos rebuild following the massive destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 (6/12).

Devex Examines USAID Local Funding Trends

Devex: USAID Forward: Where the local funding is going “While hardly the only major donor to steadily move funding to the local level in recent years, few donors have been as ambitious in going local as the U.S. Agency for International Development. Back in 2010, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah set…

USAID Launches Book About Global Health Efforts

USAID: 50 Years of Global Health: Saving Lives and Building Futures USAID on Wednesday released its new book (.pdf), “50 Years of Global Health: Saving Lives and Building Futures,” at an event at the Center for Strategic & International Studies Global Health Policy Center (6/11).

Drop U.S. Food Aid Shipping Requirement To Feed More People

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Rough water: U.S. food aid imperiled by proposed shipping rule “…Section 318 of the House-approved Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act would require that 75 percent of U.S. food aid be transported on privately owned, U.S.-flagged commercial vessels. The cost, according to USAID: $75 million that could be…

Blog Posts Discuss CSIS Reports, Panel On U.S. TB Efforts

The following blog posts discuss the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ recently launched series of reports on U.S. tuberculosis (TB) efforts and a CSIS panel on the issue. Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: CSIS panel: R&D fundamental to meeting new global TB targets “…CSIS hosted the panel on the…

Activists Bring Attention To Female Genital Cutting Among U.S. Residents

New York Times: A Fight as U.S. Girls Face Genital Cutting Abroad “…During [summer trips back to their ancestral homes], some girls are swept into bedrooms or backwoods and subjected to genital cutting in the belief that it will prevent promiscuity, ready them for marriage or otherwise align them with…

Blog Examines CSIS Report On U.S. Leadership In TB Efforts

Humanosphere: U.S. leadership failing global TB control effort, says report Development blogger Tom Murphy discusses findings from a CSIS report, titled “Strategic U.S. Leadership — Essential to Address the Global Tuberculosis Pandemic” (6/10).

CDC Reports Chikungunya Virus Present In U.S.

Washington Post: The next mosquito-borne infection you might want to start worrying about “It’s called chikungunya virus, and it’s already here in the United States, with 28 cases brought into parts of the country by travelers from 17 countries, mainly in the Caribbean, where more than 103,000 people have been…

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