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U.S. Policy Prohibiting Health Campaigns For Covert Operations ‘Is A Positive Move’

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Fake CIA Vaccine Campaign: When the End Doesn’t Justify the Means Todd Summers, senior adviser at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, and J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the center, write about a new White House policy…

CSIS Event Examines Transition To Local Response In HIV Care, Prevention

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: A PEPFAR transition that works? An international HIV responder supports its local replacements and sees promise, opportunities Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reports from an event at the Center…

USAID Launches Program To Reduce Child Stunting By 2M Over 5 Years

Inter Press Service: U.S. Pledges to Reduce Child Stunting by Two Million Globally “The U.S. government has pledged to reduce the number of chronically malnourished children around the world by at least two million over the next half decade, receiving an initial positive response from the development community…” (Tullo, 5/23).

Birx Meets With Civil Society To Outline PEPFAR’s Goals

UNAIDS: United States Global AIDS Coordinator presents PEPFAR’s vision to civil society “On the side-lines of the sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, UNAIDS convened a meeting between European-based members of civil society with Ambassador Deborah Birx, the new United States Global AIDS Coordinator. … UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Luiz Loures acknowledged…

USAID Announces Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy To Reduce Hunger, Stunting

Media outlets report on USAID’s launch of the agency’s Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025 (.pdf). Devex: USAID, Susan Rice launch ‘360-degree’ nutrition strategy “The U.S. Agency for International Development, with help from National Security Adviser Susan Rice, announced Thursday a new ‘multi-sectoral nutrition strategy’ which aims to reduce by two million over…

Aid Advocates Worry About U.S. Senate’s Proposed Cuts To International Affairs Spending

Devex: U.S. aid groups brace for ‘dangerous’ Senate budget proposal “The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to propose cuts to international affairs base spending for fiscal year 2015 on Thursday, according to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a group that advocates for more active U.S. international engagement. The committee…

House Subcommittee Does Not Include Food Aid Funding In USDA Spending Bill

Politico: Farm bill food aid left out of House markup “‘The House appropriations agriculture subcommittee left something out when it passed its fiscal 2015 FDA/USDA spending bill Tuesday: The funds for a farm bill provision intended to further prove how food aid can be delivered more efficiently to international trouble…

Bipartisan Support Of Electrify Africa Act Reminiscent Of PEPFAR Support

The Hill: Washington is not (entirely) broken Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, and Tony Fratto, a partner at Hamilton Place Strategies and a former White House deputy press secretary under President George W. Bush “…[E]very so often, something happens in Congress that brings lawmakers together from…

USAID Nutrition Strategy Supports U.S. Commitment To Improving Child Health

USAID’s “Impact”: Improving Nutrition, Building Resilience for Families, Societies Chris Thomas, a communications adviser in the Bureau for Global Health, discusses the launch of USAID’S 2014-2025 Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy, which “is the first of its kind at the agency and it builds on President Obama’s commitment to create a world…

Senate Finance Committee Approves Burwell As U.S. Health Secretary Nominee

News outlets report the Senate Finance Committee approved the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as U.S. health secretary. Associated Press: Burwell gets committee approval for health post “The Senate Finance Committee voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s nomination to become the nation’s next health secretary and oversee implementation…

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