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USAID Blog To Highlight Agency’s Work In Global Health

“During the month of May, USAID’s “IMPACTblog” “will be highlighting USAID’s work (.pdf) in Global Health,” the blog notes, adding, “From May 1-10, we will be featuring the role that science, technology and innovation plays in global health.” In the first post of the series, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global…

Reuters Examines White House Proposal To Reform Food Aid Program

“A White House plan to modernize the major U.S. food aid program … is in trouble after fierce lobbying by farm groups, food processors, shippers and others who set out to sink the idea months before it was unveiled in President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget [request],” Reuters reports in an article…

U.S. Proposes Talks Aimed At Improving Food Security At Upcoming WTO Meeting

“The United States said on Tuesday it was prepared to examine how agricultural policy reform could boost global food security as part of a package of commitments at the World Trade Organization’s [WTO] upcoming meeting in December,” Reuters reports. “‘The United States agrees with India and other proponents that enhancing…

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Goosby To Visit India This Week

Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, “is travelling to India this week to recognize the successful health partnership between the two countries, an official statement said,” the Press Trust of India/Business Standard reports. “During his India…

PEPFAR Reauthorization ‘Rests With Congress,’ OGAC Official Says

Speaking at a briefing on Tuesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator Julia Martin said “[t]he decision about whether to reauthorize [PEPFAR] ‘rests with Congress. … Whether we move in that direction is yet to be fully determined but PEPFAR…

U.S. Must Continue ‘To Lead By Example’ To Immunize World’s Children

“[T]he progress UNICEF has made [in Cameroon] to prevent polio infections shows exactly what we’re capable of when we work hand-in-hand with the U.N. — and when the U.S. does not have to go it alone,” Peter Yeo, vice president of public policy at the United Nations Foundation, writes in…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Address Proposed Food Aid Reform

The following is a summary of an editorial and an opinion piece addressing proposed reform to the U.S. food aid program contained in President Obama’s FY 2014 budget request. The Economist: “Since America began donating surplus wheat, corn meal, vegetable oil and other farm commodities to the world’s hungry six…

Examining U.S. Investment In Global Health Programs Supporting Frontline Health Workers

In the ONE blog, Mandy Folse, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, discusses “the importance of U.S. investment in global health programs for the livelihood of millions.” Noting “President Barack Obama’s release of his fiscal year 2014 budget request” earlier this month, Folse discusses U.S. “[i]nvestments specific to the…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Proposed Food Aid Reform

The following is a summary of an editorial, opinion pieces, and a blog post addressing proposed reform to the U.S. food aid program contained in President Obama’s FY 2014 budget request. New York Times: “Since the mid-1950s, the United States has spent nearly $2 billion annually to feed the world’s…