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Charlie Rose Interviews ONE Co-Founder Bono

The ONE blog highlights a recent Charlie Rose interview with ONE co-founder Bono, lead singer of U2. According to the blog, “Bono discusses the impact of U.S. foreign assistance.” In the interview, Bono says, “The United States — it’s a heroic story. You are way out in front in the fight against…

Congress Must Prioritize Funding For International Assistance Programs

“For many people around the world, sequestration is literally a life-or-death issue. Its impact may be most deeply felt by those living in developing nations,” Rev. Derrick Boykin, associate for African-American leadership outreach at Bread for the World, writes in the Huffington Post’s “Black Voices” blog. “Millions of people around…

Statements Respond To Introduction Of Bipartisan ‘Food Aid Reform Act’

The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network’s (MFAN) “Modernize Aid” blog on Thursday published two statements regarding the bipartisan “Food Aid Reform Act” (H.R. 1983), introduced on Wednesday by House Foreign Affairs Chair Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Africa Subcommittee Ranking Member Karen Bass (D-Calif.). The first is a statement “delivered on behalf…

USAID, Philippines Health Department Launch Bilateral Health Program

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr. this week in Manila launched a bilateral health program between USAID and the country’s Department of Health (DOH), including “13 projects, several of which will be interventions to save mothers’ lives,” GMA News reports. “According to DOH Secretary Enrique Ona, maternal mortality…

Proposed Food Aid Reform Will Help Long-Term Agricultural Goals In U.S., Abroad

“[A]s an agricultural advocate for Oxfam America, being productive means supporting sisters and brothers around the world to farm as I do and help feed their neighbors,” former farmer and rancher Jim French, agriculture advocacy lead at Oxfam America, writes in the organization’s blog. “As a member of the Farm…

GAO Reports Recommend Better Data Collection Practices For PEPFAR

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published two reports on PEPFAR. “As PEPFAR partner countries assume greater responsibility for managing their treatment programs, fully functioning monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems are critical for tracking results and ensuring treatment program effectiveness,” one report notes, according to the summary. The report…

Sustained Funding Necessary To Fight HIV/AIDS Among Women

“Mother’s Day is a celebration of life and reflects the importance of women to their families, communities and countries. However, worldwide HIV/AIDS robs women and girls of their potential and health,” Susan Blumenthal, Huffington Post’s public health editor and former assistant U.S. surgeon general, and Annie Chen, a fellow at…