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Kaiser Family Foundation Budget Summary Discusses Global Health Aspects Of FY16 Labor-HHS Draft Appropriations Bill

Kaiser Family Foundation: House Appropriations Committee releases FY16 Health & Human Services Appropriations Bill This budget summary highlights global health-related funding contained in a draft FY 2016 Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill, released on Tuesday by the House Committee on Appropriations. “The…

U.S. Announces More Than $133M In Additional Humanitarian Assistance To South Sudan

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Pledges Additional Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by the South Sudan Crisis “The United States announced more than $133 million in additional humanitarian assistance [Tuesday] in response to a surge in conflict and rapidly deteriorating humanitarian conditions in South Sudan over the last two months.…

Blog Post Highlights Articles On Health-Related Aspects Of TPP

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Down, but not out … We’re still reading about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impact on health Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” reviews several recent articles discussing global health-related aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, as well as…

Researchers, Advocates Encourage Congress To Sustain Disease Research Funding

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Diminishing research dollars sparks disease comparisons, competition, while HIV advocates say now is not the time to ease efforts Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” writes, “As U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committee members prepare to set funding levels for…

Sierra Leone Shows Mixed Progress As Country Recovers From Ebola

World Bank: As Ebola Crisis Wanes, a Mixed Picture of Economic Recovery for Households in Sierra Leone “Employment in Sierra Leone has returned to pre-crisis levels, though earnings and hours worked still lag behind. This is according to respondents in the latest round of high-frequency mobile-phone surveys, led by Statistics…

Disease-Specific Advocacy Groups Appeal To Congress For R&D Funding

CQ Weekly: Dueling Diseases: The Race for Cure Dollars “…As Congress assembles its budgets and spending bills, patient advocacy groups for specific diseases issue public pleas for more money for medical research — nothing as unseemly as earmarks or carve-outs, but general support for the National Institutes of Health and…

Congress Should Permanently End ‘Global Gag Rule’

The Hill: Let’s finally end the global gag rule Dana Singiser, vice president for public policy and government relations at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Latanya Mapp Frett, executive director of Planned Parenthood Global “The good news is that recent efforts to expand family planning access globally have…

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