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U.S. Continues To Support Humanitarian Efforts In CAR

In a post on the State Department’s “DipNote” blog, USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg describes a recent trip to Central African Republic (CAR), where conflict has caused “the suffering of the more than one million women, children, and men who have been forced from their homes as a result of…

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Budget Analysis Of FY14 Omnibus Appropriations Act

The Kaiser Family Foundation on Friday released a new budget analysis that reviews the FY 2014 omnibus appropriations act signed on January 17, 2014. Although global health funding represents less than one percent of the overall federal budget, the omnibus “provides the highest historical level (approximately $9.1 billion) of U.S.…

Obama’s Mention Of Global Research In SOTU Should Be Viewed ‘As A Win’

Lauren Reliford, an advocacy associate at PATH, discusses President Obama’s recent State of the Union address in the DefeatDD.org blog. “…In an age where policy issues are in constant competition for attention from our leaders, the global community should acknowledge that the U.S. president made note of global research in…

USAID’s New Mission Statement Helps Professionals Envision Agency’s ‘End Goal’

Devex: USAID’s new mission: Why it matters Michael Igoe, global development reporter for Devex “The U.S. Agency for International Development launched a brand new mission statement Wednesday. It’s the latest move by USAID to reconcile limited resources with ambitious goals, and it’s in line with an international donor landscape more…

CDC Global Health Security Projects In Uganda, Vietnam Boost Disease Response

Three news outlets report on findings published in the CDC’s journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, regarding global health security projects in Uganda and Vietnam. CBS News: CDC: Other countries’ health threats can affect U.S. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that just because there’s a disease outbreak…

U.S. Congress Set To Approve ‘Modest’ Changes To International Food Aid Program, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: U.S. Reforming ‘Outdated’ Overseas Food Aid “U.S. lawmakers are in the final stages of approving reforms to a half-century-old system of providing overseas food assistance that critics say is outdated, inefficient and sometimes harmful to local economies in developing countries. Development experts and implementers have fought for…

USAID Fact Sheet Outlines Uses Of U.S. Aid In Philippines

United Press International: U.S. commits $86.7M to assist Philippines “The United States government pledged $86.7 million dollars in USAID and Defense Department funds for 2014 assistance to the Philippines as the country recovers from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. According to a USAID fact sheet released January 24, the largest…

USAID Will Better Engage ‘Fragile States’ To Reach Top Goal Of Ending Extreme Poverty

IIP Digital: USAID Sets Ending Extreme Poverty as Top Goal “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will make ending extreme poverty its top goal, say senior development officials. Addressing a January 28 gathering discussing extreme poverty in conflict-affected areas at the Center for American Progress, Alex Thier, USAID’s assistant…

Global Community Progressing On Challenge Of Ending 10 NTDs By 2020

January 30 “is the second anniversary of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) — the largest coordinated effort against NTDs to date,” Alex Gordon, a communications associate with the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes in the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect” blog. “This week we’re…

USAID Awards Science And Technology Pioneers Prize To South African HIV Trial

SAnews.gov.za: South African HIV/AIDS trial scoops USAID award “The Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) 004 Tenofovir gel trial was … announced as the winner of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Science and Technology Pioneers Prize. … The CAPRISA 004 Tenofovir gel…