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Birx Discusses PEPFAR Vision At USAID Town Hall Event

USAID “Impact”: The Future of PEPFAR David Stanton, director of USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS in the Bureau for Global Health, discusses a USAID town hall event at which U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Deborah Birx discussed her vision for the next stage of PEPFAR (5/29).

Blog Presents Second Part Of Two-Part Interview With Birx

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ambassador Deborah Birx on viral load testing, young women, South Africa, and the T word Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, presents Part 2 of a “Science Speaks” interview with…

U.S. Foreign Assistance Investments Must Prioritize Maternal, Child Nutrition

The Hill: Call to action on global nutrition Bill Frist, former Senate majority leader (R-Tenn.) “The United States has shown courageous leadership over the last decade on global health. … But even as funding for global health soared, foundational programs promoting maternal and child nutrition were largely overlooked. Yet the…

Global Alliance Working To Bring Clean Cookstoves To Billions Of People

Nature: Global health: Deadly dinners “…[T]he urgency to transition billions of people around the world to cleaner forms of cooking has never been greater, in light of recent research revealing that emissions from traditional cooking-stoves pose a bigger threat than previously thought. … Environmental organizations, development groups and others have…

Obama Should Condemn Myanmar’s Oppression Of, Denial Of Health Care For Rohingya

New York Times: Myanmar’s Appalling Apartheid Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…Welcome to Myanmar, where tremendous democratic progress is being swamped by crimes against humanity toward the Rohingya, a much-resented Muslim minority in this Buddhist country. … This year, the Myanmar authorities have cracked down even harder, making the…

Blog Presents First Part Of Two-Part Interview With Birx

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ambassador Deborah Birx on Uganda, and why she doesn’t say “country ownership” Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, presents Part I of a “Science Speaks” interview with PEPFAR’s new leader,…

Blogs Highlight Connections Between Climate Change, Sustainable Development

Blog posts address the connection between climate change and sustainable development, including health and food security. Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ “Global Food for Thought”: Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate “The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a report (.pdf) urging the U.S. government…

U.S. Policy Prohibiting Health Campaigns For Covert Operations ‘Is A Positive Move’

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Fake CIA Vaccine Campaign: When the End Doesn’t Justify the Means Todd Summers, senior adviser at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, and J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the center, write about a new White House policy…

CSIS Event Examines Transition To Local Response In HIV Care, Prevention

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: A PEPFAR transition that works? An international HIV responder supports its local replacements and sees promise, opportunities Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reports from an event at the Center…

USAID Launches Program To Reduce Child Stunting By 2M Over 5 Years

Inter Press Service: U.S. Pledges to Reduce Child Stunting by Two Million Globally “The U.S. government has pledged to reduce the number of chronically malnourished children around the world by at least two million over the next half decade, receiving an initial positive response from the development community…” (Tullo, 5/23).

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