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USAID Launches Book About Global Health Efforts

USAID: 50 Years of Global Health: Saving Lives and Building Futures USAID on Wednesday released its new book (.pdf), “50 Years of Global Health: Saving Lives and Building Futures,” at an event at the Center for Strategic & International Studies Global Health Policy Center (6/11).

Drop U.S. Food Aid Shipping Requirement To Feed More People

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Rough water: U.S. food aid imperiled by proposed shipping rule “…Section 318 of the House-approved Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act would require that 75 percent of U.S. food aid be transported on privately owned, U.S.-flagged commercial vessels. The cost, according to USAID: $75 million that could be…

Blog Posts Discuss CSIS Reports, Panel On U.S. TB Efforts

The following blog posts discuss the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ recently launched series of reports on U.S. tuberculosis (TB) efforts and a CSIS panel on the issue. Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: CSIS panel: R&D fundamental to meeting new global TB targets “…CSIS hosted the panel on the…

Activists Bring Attention To Female Genital Cutting Among U.S. Residents

New York Times: A Fight as U.S. Girls Face Genital Cutting Abroad “…During [summer trips back to their ancestral homes], some girls are swept into bedrooms or backwoods and subjected to genital cutting in the belief that it will prevent promiscuity, ready them for marriage or otherwise align them with…

Blog Examines CSIS Report On U.S. Leadership In TB Efforts

Humanosphere: U.S. leadership failing global TB control effort, says report Development blogger Tom Murphy discusses findings from a CSIS report, titled “Strategic U.S. Leadership — Essential to Address the Global Tuberculosis Pandemic” (6/10).

CDC Reports Chikungunya Virus Present In U.S.

Washington Post: The next mosquito-borne infection you might want to start worrying about “It’s called chikungunya virus, and it’s already here in the United States, with 28 cases brought into parts of the country by travelers from 17 countries, mainly in the Caribbean, where more than 103,000 people have been…

State Department Officials Address Gender-Based Violence, Global Summit

Two posts in the U.S. State Department’s “DipNote” blog address issues to be discussed this week at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, taking place in London. DipNote: Let There Be No Hiding Place for Rapists in War U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who will attend…

Officials Outline Successes, Challenges In Preventing, Treating TB

USAID’s “Impact”: Global Leadership, Collaboration Aligned in the Fight Against Tuberculosis USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Mario Raviglione, director of the WHO Global TB Program, and colleagues from Indonesia, Nigeria, and South Africa discuss “key ingredients” for successful TB treatment and prevention initiatives, as well as preparedness…

Obama Administration To Open Additional Military Base To House Child Immigrants

Reuters: U.S. to open third military base to illegal child immigrants “The Obama administration on Monday announced it is designating a third U.S. military base for emergency housing of children immigrating illegally into the United States without parents or relatives, as the cost of caring for these minors escalated…” (Cowan,…

Report Examines How SDGs Will Affect U.S.

Humanosphere: How the new global development goals will apply to the U.S. Development blogger Tom Murphy discusses the recently released draft Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a report from the Center for American Progress examining how the goals will affect the U.S. (6/9).

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