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PAHO Resolution On Health Disparities For LGBT Community A ‘Huge Victory’

“At the annual meeting of the Pan American Health Organization [in October], delegates from governments throughout the region unanimously passed a resolution [titled] ‘Addressing the Causes of Disparities in Health Service Access and Utilization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Persons,'” HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Nils Daulaire…

Paying Tribute To Ambassador Goosby

In a post in the AIDS.gov blog, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH, pays tribute to Ambassador Eric Goosby, who stepped down from his posts as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and head of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of…

U.S., International Community Bolster Humanitarian Response To Philippines

News outlets on Tuesday continue their coverage of the humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Friday. “The United States said Monday it is fully committed to helping the Philippines recover from one of the most powerful typhoons on record, and is providing $20 million in immediate…

Guardian Examines U.S. Food Bill, Proposed Changes To Food For Peace Program

“After 18 months of fitful negotiations, [U.S.] the farm bill — a five-year omnibus piece of legislation that covers a range of domestic and international policies — could become law before the end of December,” The Guardian’s “Poverty Matters” blog reports, noting, “Legislators from the Senate and the House of…

USGLC Blog Highlights Kaiser Family Foundation Survey On U.S. Role In Global Health

Writing in the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s “Global Impact Blog,” Digital Media Associate Jonathan Ewing highlights a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey on Americans’ views on global health,” noting, “This year’s survey goes deeper into Americans’ perceptions of our engagement with the world.” Ewing also examines what he calls the…

Examining Arguments For Increased U.S. Foreign Aid Spending

Writing in the Washington Post’s “Wonk Blog,” Dylan Matthews highlights a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey on Americans’ views on global health that “finds that the average American thinks the United States spends 28 percent of the federal budget on aid to foreign governments,” when “[i]n reality, we spend only…

U.S., International Community Respond To Humanitarian Emergency In Typhoon-Hit Philippines

“The United States rushed assistance to the Philippines after a typhoon killed at least 10,000 people and will provide additional aid if it is needed, President Barack Obama said on Sunday,” Reuters reports (Mohammed/Stewart, 11/10). “The Obama administration made an initial $100,000 available Saturday [through USAID] to provide basic health…

U.S., Iran Should Consider Employing Vaccine Diplomacy

“September’s historic dialogue between President Obama and Iran’s President Rouhani together with calls to seek constructive engagement opens the door to a little known but powerful foreign policy instrument, which could simultaneously create new life-saving vaccines,” Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and dean of the National School…

UNAIDS ‘Expresses Deep Gratitude’ To Ambassador Goosby For Work On HIV/AIDS

In a press release, UNAIDS “expresses deep gratitude to Ambassador Eric Goosby for his outstanding work on the AIDS response as United States Global AIDS Coordinator and head of the Department of State’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy.” Goosby resigned his position on November 1, the press release notes, adding,…

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