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5 Ways USAID Is Working To Prevent Hunger In The Sahel

USAID’s “Impact”: Hunger Season Has Arrived: So What are We Doing? Dina Esposito, director of USAID’s Office of Food for Peace, and Jeremy Konyndyk, director of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, describe five ways USAID is working to prevent hunger and malnutrition in the Sahel, including building resiliency…

House Appropriations Committee approves FY2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

The House Committee on Appropriations approved the FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill (also see the associated report), which includes funding for U.S. global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Department (see table below) comprising a significant portion of U.S. funding for global health…

Birx Warns ‘Complacency’ Over AIDS Risk Could Have Global Consequences

Washington Times: Obama’s AIDS director calls for more attention to global epidemic “…At a town hall forum hosted by the Kaiser Family Foundation [on Monday], [U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx] warned that underestimating the threat still posed by AIDS could have global consequences. ‘If there’s complacency in the…

Congress Considering Lifting Ban On Abortion Funding For Peace Corps Volunteers

National Journal Daily: Is Congress Going to Lift Its Ban on Abortion Funding for the Peace Corps’ Rape Victims? “Current law allows for an exception to the ban on federal funding for abortions in the event of rape, incest, or life endangerment. Unless you’re a Peace Corps volunteer. … Without…

U.S. Must Continue Leadership To End Preventable Maternal, Child Deaths

The Hill: The U.S. child survival summit is a booster shot to a healthy future Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance “…While we have made great progress together [on ending preventable maternal, newborn and child death], there still is a long way to go. That is what is so…

Coca-Cola Announces Public-Private Partnership Expansion To Provide Medicines In Africa

Coca-Cola Company: “Project Last Mile” Expands to Improve Availability of Life-Saving Medicines in Additional Regions of Africa “The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation [on Monday] announced the…

GHTC Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: FY 2015 appropriations, the Human Vaccines Project, Global Development Lab legislation, new HIV treatments, and more Nick Taylor, senior program assistant at the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), highlights “some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week”…

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