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ONE Blog Reflects On Obama’s Africa Trip

Writing in the ONE blog, Erin Hohlfelder, who specializes in infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and global health financing mechanisms for ONE, reflects on the second leg of President Obama’s Africa trip, during which he traveled from Senegal to South Africa. “We were glad that President Obama selected South…

Blog Discusses President Obama’s Global Development Council

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Blog,” Sarah Jane Staats, director of CGD’s Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Program, provides a timeline of operations for President Obama’s Global Development Council. Staats says “[i]t was created in Obama’s 2010 U.S. global development policy directive to offer…

AIDS.gov Blog Provides Highlights Of IAS 2013 Conference

The AIDS.gov blog provides video interviews with Carl Dieffenbach, director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who discusses issues covered at the ongoing 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AIDS.gov…

Blog Examines Pros, Cons Of New Alliance For Food Security And Nutrition

A post in the SOS Children’s Villages blog discusses the “pros and cons” of the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. The post examines arguments for and against the initiative, put forth by various non-governmental organizations. “It is too early to tell whether the New Alliance will prove…

Bush Administration AIDS Policies ‘Overshadowing’ Obama’s Tour Of Sub-Saharan Africa, Washington Post Reports

The Washington Post examines how a focus on policies implemented under President George W. Bush — specifically PEPFAR — are “overshadowing” President Obama’s current three-country tour of sub-Saharan Africa, writing, “Obama has been widely applauded for distinguishing himself from Bush’s policies, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan,” but “across this continent,…

Acknowledging Link Between Treating NTDs, Advancing Prosperity

“As [President Obama] continues his tour encouraging African nations to foster economic growth and empower youth, we urge him to acknowledge the essential link between treating [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)] and advancing prosperity,” Deborah Elson, communications officer at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes in the Global Network for Neglected Tropical…

Partnerships Critical To Achieving AIDS-Free Generation

Citing President Obama’s trip to Africa, including a visit to South Africa, Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy and the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, writes in a CNN opinion piece, “[A]s President Obama makes this historic trip to Africa, we are at a…

Blogs Discuss U.S. Efforts To Improve Food Security, Nutrition In Africa

The U.S. government recently published several blog posts related to food security and nutrition, highlighting President Obama’s trip to Africa. The following is a summary of those posts. Linda Etim, USAID’s IMPACTblog: Etim, deputy assistant administrator for Africa, highlights Obama’s trip to Africa and USAID’s work on the continent, writing…

USAID Blog Examines Efforts To Control, Eliminate Cholera In Hispaniola

Writing in USAID’s “IMPACTblog,” Natalia Machuca, infectious disease adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean, examines efforts to control and eliminate cholera in Hispaniola, noting USAID on Friday “became an official member of the Coalition on Water and Sanitation for the Elimination of Cholera in Hispaniola.” She writes, “To add…