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U.S. Pledges Additional $11M In Aid To Earthquake-Hit Nepal, Bringing Total To Almost $26M

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Pledges $11 Million in Additional Aid to Nepal “Acting U.S. Agency for International Development administrator Alfonso Lenhardt has pledged an additional $11 million in assistance to Nepal, bringing the total U.S. contribution to nearly $26 million. With the focus in Nepal shifting to recovery almost two…

Groups Protest USAID’s Award Of Global Health Supply Chain Project To Chemonics International

Devex: The largest-ever USAID award is under protest “A partnership of government contractors including John Snow, Inc. is protesting the U.S. Agency for International Development’s decision to award its largest-ever contract to a group led by development consulting firm Chemonics International. The Global Health Supply Chain — Procurement and Supply…

U.S. Special Coordinator For Post-2015 Development Discusses SDGs In Devex Interview

Devex: Why do U.S. aid agencies care about global goals? “Why do U.S. development agencies, which have their own strategic plans and priorities, care about a global development agenda? The Millennium Development Goals were ‘transformational,’ but the sustainable development goals will be, ‘a step up,’ Tony Pipa, the U.S. government’s…

USAID To Stand By Nepal During Earthquake Relief, Recovery

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: U.S. Increases Funding to Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort Acting USAID Administrator Alfonso E. Lenhardt discusses the agency’s response to the earthquake in Nepal, announces additional humanitarian assistance, and writes, “The road to recovery will be long, but rest assured, Nepal will not walk that road alone. The people…

CDC Consolidating TB, HIV Activities Under One Division

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: CDC consolidates global TB activities in new global health branch Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, writes, “In an effort to increase coordination and collaboration on tuberculosis activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and…

CSIS Report Examines U.S.-Tanzania Bilateral Cooperation On MCH, Immunization Activities

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Targeting Big Results in Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health “In February 2015, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center led a delegation to Tanzania to examine U.S.-Tanzania bilateral cooperation on maternal, neonatal, and child health and the ways in which U.S.-funded programs complement immunization activities…

Humanitarian Organizations Disagree Over ‘Fast Track’ For Trans-Pacific Partnership

Humanosphere: Humanitarians split on Obama’s trade agenda: Trans-Pacific Partnership Humanosphere founder and lead journalist Tom Paulson writes, “Leading humanitarian organizations like the ONE Campaign and Oxfam appear to strongly disagree on whether to support the Obama Administration’s push to ‘fast-track’ [the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement] — and if its impact…

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