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Rally For Medical Research Supports Continued Funding For NIH, Other R&D

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog describes the Rally for Medical Research that took place on Monday in Washington, D.C. An estimated 8,000 survivors and activists participated, showing support for medical research funding, including money that is slated to be cut from the federal budget under the so-called…

InterAction Global Health Briefing Provides Recommendations To Congress, Administration

“If the United States does not follow through on global health commitments, there could be a reversal or stagnation of recent gains in reducing maternal deaths and incidences of tuberculosis, malaria, HIV and other diseases in developing countries, warns a report published [Monday],” titled “Global Health: Investing in Our Future,”…

InterAction Global Health Briefing Book Warns Of Implications From U.S. Budget Cuts

InterAction, an umbrella group representing 37 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), “is calling on Congress and President Barack Obama’s administration to keep spending on global health aid at current levels, warning that recent budget cuts risk a dangerous backslide in health and development gains achieved over the past three decades,” Inter Press Service reports.…

Global Health Efforts A Casualty Of Across-The-Board Cuts Under ‘Sequester’

“The across-the-board cuts under the ‘sequester’ will undermine efficient programs, along with the inefficient. One unfortunate casualty is spending on global health efforts,” a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial says. Noting the sequester as well as “the budget introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan [R-Wis.], who chairs the House Budget Committee,” would reduce…

Blog Examines Debate Around Anti-Prostitution Pledge Law

In the Open Society Foundations’ “Voices” blog, Zoe Hudson, a senior policy analyst for the group, discusses a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court — USAID v AOSI — which “challenges a 2003 law that requires all groups receiving U.S. government funds for international HIV and AIDS work to…

Blogs, Press Releases Respond To Obama Administration’s FY14 Budget Request

The Obama administration on Wednesday released its FY 2014 budget request, including funding for U.S. global health activities and proposed changes to the U.S. food aid program. The following is a summary of blog posts and press releases addressing the request. Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, “ModernizeAid” blog: The blog provides…

FY14 Budget Request Has Mixed Implications For Foreign Aid, Humanitarian Programs

Writing in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog, Jeremy Kadden, senior legislative manager at InterAction, examines the potential implications of the Obama administration’s budget request for U.S. foreign aid. He states that “[d]igging in to the details of the budget plan” there is “mixed news,” and provides figures from the request.…

Accessing CSIS iTunes University Course

The Center for Strategic & International Studies’ (CSIS) “Smart Global Health” blog provides a brief tutorial on accessing the center’s “Global Health Policy in the Second Obama Term” iTunes University course on a mobile device as well as through iTunes (4/11).

President’s FY14 Budget Proposal Encourages More Donation To Global Fund

By proposing $1.65 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “in his 2014 budget request to Congress, President Obama gave the world the next big shove it needs to control and end AIDS, tuberculosis [TB], and malaria,” Kolleen Bouchane, director of ACTION, writes in the Huffington Post’s…