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Support Of PEPFAR As Important Now As It Was 10 Years Ago

“Ten years ago this May, when the AIDS pandemic was at its worst, ravaging many African countries and a sure death sentence for millions, our country responded in an unprecedented way,” Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) write in an opinion piece in The…

GAO Report Examines Stability Of PEPFAR ARV Drug Supply Chains

Following the release of two reports earlier this month, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a third report on PEPFAR. The report examines how PEPFAR “has worked with U.S. implementing agencies, international donors, and partner countries to increase the efficiency and reliability of antiretroviral (ARV) drug supply chains,”…

Blogs Examine Addition Of Treasury, Defense Data To Foreign Assistance Dashboard

Last week, the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Defense added data to the Foreign Assistance Dashboard. In a post on the Center for Global Development (CGD) blog, Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) Principal Sarah Jane Staats and Will McKitterick, a research assistant at CGD, examine the new data, writing, “There…

CSIS Report Examines Relationship Between MDGs, U.S. Development Aid Policies

A new report (.pdf) from the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), titled “Do U.N. Global Development Goals Matter to the United States?” and written by CSIS Global Health Policy Center Fellow Nellie Bristol, examines how “[t]he goals sometimes played a behind-the-scenes role in U.S. funding decisions, but U.S.…

CSIS Report Examines U.S. Government’s Options For Global Fund Replenishment

The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) on Tuesday released a report (.pdf) — titled “Options for U.S. Diplomatic Support” and written by Katherine Bliss, a senior associate with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center — that examines options for the replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,…

Opinion Piece, Blog Posts Address Proposed U.S. Food Aid Reform

The following is a summary of an opinion piece and blog posts addressing reform to the U.S. food aid program proposed in President Obama’s FY 2014 budget request. Rachel Bergenfield, Christian Science Monitor: “[C]urrent food aid policy actually harms the people whom the U.S. is trying to help. President Obama’s…

Opinion Pieces, Blog Posts Address PEPFAR’s 10-Year Anniversary

On May 27, PEPFAR marked its 10-year anniversary. The following summaries of opinion pieces and blog posts address the milestone. Eric Goosby, Anthony Fauci, Huffington Post “The Big Push”: Saying that when PEPFAR was created in 2003, “the world was witnessing first-hand the destruction of an entire generation of individuals,”…

USAID, Gates Foundation Announce New WASH Grantees

In the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, Maura O’Neill, chief innovation officer and senior counselor to the administrator at USAID, describes a partnership between the USAID Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program and the Gates Foundation that aims “to find new approaches that could dramatically change [the world’s]…

New Kaiser Resources Examine FY14 Budget Requests For HIV/AIDS And Global Health

The Kaiser Family Foundation on Thursday issued new analyses of the president’s FY 2014 budget request. U.S. Federal Funding for HIV/AIDS: The President’s FY 2014 Budget Request provides an overview of federal funding for HIV in the budget plan, highlighting funding for key domestic and global HIV/AIDS programs and comparisons…