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Devex Outlines Changes To U.S. Food Aid Program Under Farm Bill, Reaction From Shah

Devex: Rajiv Shah: Farm bill to bring more flexibility, greater impact for USAID “…With U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature, the Agriculture Act of 2014 is expected by a broad coalition of government officials, development experts, NGOs and independent analysts to make the nation’s international food aid system more efficient and…

HIV Prevention, Treatment Should Include Research On Effective Vaccine, Fauci Says

The current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine features a perspective piece and interview exploring different strategies to prevent and treat HIV worldwide. NEJM: Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci on the need for an HIV vaccine and the advances that will help fulfill that need NEJM Managing Editor…

Sectarian Violence In CAR Hindering Aid Delivery, Evacuations

Media sources report on continuing sectarian violence in Central African Republic (CAR). IRIN: Aid and evacuations under threat in CAR The news service reports on how sectarian violence is hindering aid deliveries to displaced persons and preventing evacuations from embattled areas (2/5). U.S. Department of State: U.S. Condemns Sectarian Violence…

USAID’s Pioneer Prizes Pay Tribute To Technological Advances In Creating AIDS-Free Generation

Writing in USAID’s “Impact” blog, David Stanton, director of the Office of HIV/AIDS, highlights the agency’s Pioneers Prize program, which “pays tribute to technological advances that offer innovative solutions to critical issues facing global development. … As a key implementer of PEPFAR, USAID’s work in HIV and AIDS was well-recognized…

USAID, U.N. Introduce Humanitarian Development Plans In Sahel Region

News outlets report on USAID’s new humanitarian initiative, Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE), as well as the U.N.’s announcement of a three-year response plan in the region. IIP Digital: USAID Commits New Funds to Help Sahel Nations Build Resilience “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated $130…

Retiring Rep. Waxman Is Champion Of Bringing Attention To HIV/AIDS

Politico: Henry Waxman, the Unsung Hero in the Fight Against AIDS Timothy Westmoreland, a visiting professor of law and a senior scholar in health law at Georgetown University Law Center Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) “didn’t just hold hearings on the AIDS crisis; he pushed through legislation for public education, biomedical…

Help ‘Stop The Myth’ On Foreign Aid

Devex: It’s our responsibility to #stopthemyth on foreign aid Joe Cerrell, managing director for global policy and advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…One constant refrain about aid that I’ve heard — particularly in more recent years living in Europe — is this: ‘We have to choose between…