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Blog Post Examines PEPFAR’s History, Successes

ONE: Looking back on a decade of PEPFAR ONE Fellow Michael Gerson, also a Washington Post columnist, discusses the history and successes of PEPFAR, writing, “PEPFAR existed because of a willing leader, a creative policy team, a vast need — and because of activists who both raised the profile of…

House, Senate Appropriations Committees Support Global Health R&D

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: House and Senate support global health R&D in appropriations reports Jenny Howell, senior policy and advocacy associate at the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), discusses House and Senate action on appropriations bills that include funding for global health research and development (7/1).

Global Development Lab Act Introduced In Senate

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: USAID Global Development Lab bill introduced in Senate Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the USAID Global Development Lab bill that was introduced in the U.S. Senate in June and would authorize USAID “to expand public-private…

Senate, House Taking Steps To Codify Obama’s Power Africa Initiative

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Turning on the Lights to Energize U.S. Leadership in Africa Ashley Chang, deputy policy director at USGLC, writes, “…The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the ‘Energize Africa Act’ this week and, like the ‘Electrify Africa Act’ that passed the House in May, it would codify and…

Congress Must Support Efforts To Prevent FGM, Support Survivors

Roll Call: The Underground Epidemic: U.S. Female Genital Mutilation Kristy Kumar, a Scoville fellow with the Center for National Policy and the Truman National Security Project “…In a letter to Attorney General Holder, Secretary Kerry, Secretary Sebelius, Secretary Duncan, Administrator Shah and Director Burwell, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) urges the…

U.S. ‘Must View Food Security As Integral To Its National Security’

Huffington Post: Food Security Is National Security Toni Verstandig, chair of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Programs and senior vice president at the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace “In order to set effective food and nutrition priorities, as well as strengthen access to nutritious foods and sustainable…

Congress Holds Hearing For USAID Deputy Administrator Nominee

Devex: Is this the next leader of USAID? “Will Alfonso Lenhardt lead the world’s largest bilateral aid agency? Lenhardt, President Barack Obama’s choice to serve as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s deputy administrator, testified on his nomination before the U.S. Senate on Thursday afternoon…” (Igoe, 6/26).

Interactive Tool Shows Planned PEPFAR Funding For Fiscal Year

PEPFAR: PEPFAR Planned Budgets Dashboard Through an interactive map and other graphics, the PEPFAR Planned Budgets Dashboard provides data on activities described in the Country/Regional Operational Plans (COP/ROP) for the relevant Operating Unit (country/region) for the selected fiscal year of funding (June 2014).

USAID Promotes Women’s, Girls’ Rights

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: If You ‘Let Girls Learn,’ You Save Lives Too Chris Thomas, a communications adviser in the Bureau for Global Health at USAID, writes about the agency’s efforts to promote women’s and girls’ rights. “…USAID Assistant Administrator Ariel Pablos-Mendez said by coupling family planning investments with…

Fact Sheet Examines U.S. HIV/AIDS Funding In President’s FY15 Budget Request

Kaiser Family Foundation: U.S. Federal Funding for HIV/AIDS: The President’s FY 2015 Budget Request The foundation has published a new fact sheet examining HIV/AIDS funding contained in President Obama’s FY 2015 federal budget request, released on March 4, 2014. The budget request includes an estimated $30.4 billion for combined domestic…

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