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Congress Begins Confirmation Hearings For USAID Administrator Nominee Gayle Smith

Devex: What to watch for in Gayle Smith’s confirmation hearing “Gayle Smith, U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee for administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, [appeared] before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee [Wednesday] in the beginning of what some worry will be a drawn out and combative Congressional confirmation…

North Korean Drought Raises Food Security Concerns, U.N. Says

Bloomberg News: North Korea Drought Risks Poor Harvests This Year, U.N. Says “A three-month drought in North Korea risks causing poor harvests in the isolated state this year and is raising food security concerns, according to the United Nations. A dry spell from mid-April through early June ‘led to moisture…

Blog Post Discusses U.S. Funding For Health-Related Activities, NIAID Director’s Comments On HIV Prevention

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: House committee discusses diminished medical research budget, while Fauci talks to HIV prevention scientists Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses remarks made by NIAID Director Anthony Fauci on the challenges of HIV prevention and the importance of continued research…

Humanosphere Discusses International Trade, Global Health Issues

Humanosphere: Global health poison pill for poor wrapped in Obama’s trade bacon Humanosphere founder Tom Paulson discusses the Obama administration’s push for Congress to approve Trade Promotion Authority, how the Trans-Pacific Partnership might affect global health issues, and the humanitarian community’s views on the international trade deal (6/17).

Kaiser Family Foundation Budget Summary Discusses Global Health Aspects Of FY16 Labor-HHS Draft Appropriations Bill

Kaiser Family Foundation: House Appropriations Committee releases FY16 Health & Human Services Appropriations Bill This budget summary highlights global health-related funding contained in a draft FY 2016 Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill, released on Tuesday by the House Committee on Appropriations. “The…

U.S. Announces More Than $133M In Additional Humanitarian Assistance To South Sudan

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by the South Sudan Crisis “The United States announced more than $133 million in additional humanitarian assistance [Tuesday] in response to a surge in conflict and rapidly deteriorating humanitarian conditions in South Sudan over the last two months.…

Blog Post Highlights Articles On Health-Related Aspects Of TPP

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Down, but not out … We’re still reading about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impact on health Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” reviews several recent articles discussing global health-related aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, as well as…

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