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Report Examines U.S. Investments In Global Food Security

Chicago Council on Global Affairs: Global Food Security by the Numbers Charles E. Hanrahan, a nonresident senior fellow in global agriculture and food at the Chicago Council, describes a new paper that “lays out what is known about current U.S. investments in global food security and makes recommendations for how…

USAID Releases Global Health Programs FY 2014 Report To Congress

USAID: Global Health Programs: Report to Congress FY 2014 This report provides a summary of USAID’s work and progress toward achieving its global health goals, including three strategic priorities: ending preventable child and maternal deaths, creating an AIDS-free generation, and protecting communities from infectious diseases (9/17).

U.S. To Provide $89M In Additional Humanitarian Aid To Yemen

Newsweek: U.S. Announces $89 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Yemen “The U.S. will provide $89 million in additional humanitarian aid to war-torn Yemen, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced Wednesday. The funding will go toward food assistance, safe drinking water, and medical care for the nearly 80…

U.S. Senate Prepares To Debate Food Aid Bills

Devex: Food aid showdown in U.S. Congress “The Global Food Security Act of 2015 is looking for another shot in the U.S. Senate, but some insiders have speculated the bill could get tangled with efforts to reform other long-embattled U.S. policies around food aid…” (Luke, 5/7).

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Brief Examining Corruption, Global Health

Kaiser Family Foundation: Corruption and Global Health: Summary of a Policy Roundtable A new Kaiser Family Foundation brief explores what is known and understood about how corruption overseas affects U.S. global health programs, including the challenges in measuring and quantifying the problem. The brief summarizes a roundtable discussion of experts…

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement In Current Form Would Negatively Impact Global Health

Health Affairs Blog: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Threat To Global Health? Deane Marchbein, president of the Doctors Without Borders USA Board of Directors, writes, “Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) … [is] deeply concerned that the [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)], in its current form, will lock-in high, unsustainable drug prices, block…

Empower Women By Including Them In All Aspects Of Society

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Why Moms Matter to U.S. Foreign Policy U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell highlights stories of mothers worldwide who “counter violent extremism,” “promote health and well-being,” and “inspire champions for equality,” writing, “So on Mother’s Day — and every day — we can…

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