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Christian Science Monitor Examines Debate Over Locally Sourcing International Food Aid

“Food aid is a global business that millions depend on, from the typhoon-stricken Philippines to war-torn Syria. Yet when it comes to the sourcing of this aid, there’s a growing debate on how much food should be bought locally,” versus shipped from the donor country, the Christian Science Monitor reports,…

Ambitious Targets Help Spur Progress In Global AIDS Response

“On [December 2] at the White House, President Obama reported the latest accomplishments of the U.S. government’s response to HIV,” AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren writes in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog, stating, “The progress he cited was impressive.” However, “there was little mention of one the most impressive turnarounds…

USAID Blog Publishes Posts Addressing GBV

In recognition of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, USAID’s “IMPACTblog” is highlighting the agency’s work to combat gender-based violence (GBV). In a post published Friday, Diana Santillan, a gender adviser with USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, examines the role of men and boys in changing gender norms…

USAID Launches HIV Research Project In Cambodia

“The United States government on Wednesday launched an HIV research project in Cambodia, aiming to collect and disseminate critical data that will help the country in the fight against HIV,” Xinhua reports. “Rebecca Black, [USAID’s Cambodia mission director], said the [HIV Innovate and Evaluate Project] would work closely with the…

Blog Examines U.S. Food Aid Program, Proposed Changes

In a post in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance” blog, senior fellow Kimberly Ann Elliott and research assistant Will McKitterick examine the U.S. Food for Peace program and proposed changes to the food aid program in light of the humanitarian situation in the typhoon-stricken Philippines.…

Examining Key Lessons From 3rd Global Forum On Human Resources For Health

Noting “USAID staff from Washington and the field gathered in Recife, Brazil, this week for the 3rd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (HRH), joining over 2,000 HRH policymakers, experts, advocates and frontline health workers from 57 countries,” Diana Frymus, health systems strengthening adviser for USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS;…

Opinion Pieces, Editorials Address Global Fund Ahead Of Replenishment Conference

The following is a summary of editorials and opinion pieces published ahead of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s replenishment conference scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on December 3. Ray Chambers, The Hill’s “Global Affairs” blog: “The Global Fund represents the best there is when…

Recent Releases Published Ahead Of Global Fund Replenishment Conference

The following is a summary of blog posts and a press release published ahead of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s replenishment conference scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on December 3. Global Fund press release: The Global Fund “announced new results [Wednesday] that show a…

Lawmakers, Activists Pressure Obama To Act On HIV/AIDS, USA TODAY Reports

“President Obama is facing renewed pressure from U.S. lawmakers and activists to take legacy-setting action to combat HIV/AIDS,” USA TODAY reports, noting recent actions by members of Congress and AIDS activists in the U.S. and abroad urging Obama to scale up the number of people receiving treatment under PEPFAR and…

Development Experts Praise Proposed Changes To Food Aid Program In FY14 Budget Request

“Civil society groups [in the U.S.] are praising parts of President Barack Obama’s newly unveiled [FY 2014 budget request], saying it appears to build on momentum gathered in recent years toward a robust overhaul of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the country’s main foreign aid agency,” Inter Press Service…

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