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International Community Should ‘Strengthen And Sustain’ Efforts To Prevent GBV, HIV

Noting the ongoing 57th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and International Women’s Day, recognized today, Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and head of the State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy, and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé write in the Huffington Post’s “Global…

U.S. Global Health Investments Must Continue

“A decade ago, as I was beginning my time as Senate majority leader, bipartisan consensus in Washington helped launch a new era of progress in global health just when it was sorely needed,” former Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) writes in a Roll Call opinion piece. “U.S. leadership at the Global Fund…

‘Strong’ FY14 Budget Request For Global Fund Can Ensure Investment Returns

Amanda Glassman and Jenny Ottenhoff of the Center for Global Development (CGD) write in the CGD’s “Global Health Policy” blog about “the tough trade-offs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) must be considering as they finalize the president’s FY14 budget request to Congress, expected to be released in mid-March.”…

USAID Blog Examines Agency’s Support Of HIV/AIDS R&D

“In December 2012, USAID released its new strategy for global health research and development” (R&D), Molly Schmalzbach, public affairs analyst for the Office of HIV/AIDS, writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog.” “The report outlines how the agency plans to address some of the world’s most challenging health and development issues through new…

USAID Addressing GBV In Humanitarian Response To Disasters

Anita Malley, acting senior displacement and protection policy adviser for USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog” about the office’s commitment “to finding solutions to address gender-based violence (GBV) as a part of our humanitarian response to disasters.” She describes USAID’s support of International Rescue Committee…

USAID Working With Non-Profit Partners To Improve Health Systems Worldwide

“It takes only a fraction of a single penny per American taxpayer dollar to train a global health workforce — a workforce that will reach millions through treatment, prevention and counseling services,” Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID, and Pape Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International,…

Obama Administration Could Revolutionize Aid, Save Billions With Food Aid Reform

In a Foreign Policy opinion piece, John Norris, executive director of the Sustainable Security program at the Center for American Progress, examines how “[t]he Obama administration could revolutionize aid and save billions … with fairly minor changes to how we deliver food assistance abroad.” He states, “For all its good deeds,…

Reform In Food Aid Distribution Could Lead To More Lives Saved, Study Suggests

“International development agencies may be able to save the lives of a greater number of undernourished children by changing how they allocate food aid in developing countries, suggests a study published [Monday] in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” SciDev.Net reports. “The findings are based on mathematical modeling using data from more…

Examining NTD Response In Obama’s Second Term

“As President Obama’s second term begins to take shape and new faces assume new leadership roles, many in Washington are trying to gauge what will happen to global health,” Michelle Brooks, policy director at the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), writes in the organization’s “End the Neglect” blog.…