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GHTC Blog Discusses Potential Impact Of Sequestration On Global Health R&D

In the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s (GHTC) “Breakthroughs” blog, Ashley Bennett, senior policy associate at GHTC, “provide[s] a summary of what the compromise means for the federal budget, and what might happen to global health and international development programs.” She discusses the “new ‘fiscal cliff’ date … when the new…

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case Challenging Federal Anti-Prostitution Pledge

“The Supreme Court agreed [on Friday] to consider whether the government can require groups that receive federal funding for overseas HIV/AIDS programs to have explicit policies that oppose prostitution and sex trafficking,” Reuters reports. The case “involves the government’s effort to overturn a July 2011 lower court decision voiding the policy requirement set forth…

What Will Obama Say About Global Development In His State Of The Union Address?

In a Devex commentary, Devex President Raj Kumar speculates about what President Barack Obama might say about global development in his upcoming State of the Union address. “The president has made clear his view that global development is a top national security priority,” he writes, adding, “It seems logical that he…

PlusNews Examines Potential Cuts In U.S. HIV Funding To Ethiopia

PlusNews discusses potential cuts in U.S. funding for HIV-related activities in Ethiopia and the role of greater in-country funding for health. In 2013, “Ethiopia will experience a 79 percent reduction in U.S. HIV financing from PEPFAR,” according to a blog post written last year by Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and…

ONE Videos Examine Public’s Beliefs, Knowledge About U.S. Foreign Aid

Meagan Bond, ONE’s creative manager, writes in this ONE blog post about how she traveled the country last year to talk with people about their beliefs and knowledge of U.S. foreign aid. “My goal was to help capture, through a series of short, creative videos, the way Americans feel about giving our money…

Global Health Spending Levels Remain Unresolved Under ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal

The “fiscal cliff” deal agreed to by Congress “leaves suspended in mid-air the fates of programs essential to meeting the goals of continued global health responses — including the implementation of PEPFAR’s blueprint for an AIDS-free generation, and whatever promise the new Office of Global Health Diplomacy will offer,” the…

U.S. Must Take Steps To Rebuild Trust Broken By CIA’s Fake Vaccination Campaign In Pakistan

“The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio,” Lynn Goldman, dean of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and…