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GlobalPost Examines U.S. Spending In Haiti Since 2010 Earthquake

GlobalPost: Four years after the Haiti earthquake, what have billions in U.S. aid bought? “In the four years since Haiti’s disastrous earthquake, the United States has promised $3.6 billion in aid, at least $2.8 billion of which has already been spent. Has it helped? GlobalPost examined more than one dozen…

CGD Paper Outlines Priority Areas For Next U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

“…I convened a group of stakeholders — including advocates, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers — to discuss the future direction of PEPFAR and consider top priorities for the next Global AIDS Coordinator. … The resulting paper ‘Clear Direction for a New Decade: Priorities for PEPFAR and the Next U.S. Global AIDS…

State Department Video Highlights U.S. Official’s Trip To Visit Syrian Refugees In Iraq

Writing in the State Department’s “DipNote” blog, Christine Getzler-Vaughan, a program officer in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, presents a video of recent travel by Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne Richard, who “recently returned from a trip to Erbil, Iraq, where she…

USAID Official Speaks About U.S. Response To Typhoon Haiyan In Philippines

USAID’s “IMPACTblog” presents remarks made by USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Greg Beck at a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies conference on the U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. “…The government of the Philippines has been building their capacity and their ability to respond quickly…

Blog Examines U.S. Government Attention To South Sudan

Beth Schwanke, senior policy counsel at the Center for Global Development (CGD), writes in the center’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy” blog about recent congressional discussion regarding South Sudan. “…Ongoing congressional attention to South Sudan, including the House Foreign Affairs’ Committee’s hearing Wednesday, as well as once the current crisis has…

House, Senate Appropriations Committees Release FY14 Omnibus Appropriations Act

Several organizations summarize information on the FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill released Monday. Kaiser Family Foundation: FY14 Omnibus Appropriations Act Released “The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations announced the release of the ‘Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014’ (HR 3547), which includes funding for U.S. global health programs. A significant portion…

Celebrating $12B Pledge, Global Fund Looks Ahead With ‘Collective Resolution’

Huffington Post: Reason to Celebrate in the New Year: $12 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria The Global Fund’s replenishment conference in December raised $12 billion, “the largest amount ever committed to fight the three…

Group Advocates To Improve Maternal Health

In the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, public health worker Debra Bingham discusses the activities of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). “AWHONN believes that all women should have access to efficacious treatments from trained and supported health workers when they are needed…

Devex Interviews USAID Official About Agency’s Maternal, Child Health Programming

Devex: Successful maternal health partnership seeking scale “A year after former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched ‘Saving Mothers, Giving Life,’ U.S. and African health leaders believe the inter-agency public-private partnership has proven that surgical and other interventions once thought to be too difficult and expensive can dramatically reduce…