PEPFAR Annual Meeting:Â The meeting, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week,Â “provides a unique opportunity for us to reflect upon our achievements, work on solutions to solve the latest challenges, and identify the next steps to carry this momentum forward,” and “serves as a testament to the remarkable contributions of…
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War Should Not Be An Excuse For Development Aid Once again, Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers report has ranked Afghanistan, where one in 11 women die of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, the worst place in the world to be a mother, which “is not surprising,”…
The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) on Friday said it would begin providing emergency food aid to 3.5 million people in North Korea, Reuters reports (Mackenzie, 4/29).
USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah this week announced the agency has transformed its Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade (EGAT) Women in Development Office into a new Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, Devex reports (Leonzon, 4/27).
A report (.pdf) on the quality of U.S. food aid released on Tuesday “has identified improvements experts hope will make relief campaigns more effective at fighting hunger,” CNN reports (Courson, 4/26).
Also In Global Health News: Libya Humanitarian Aid; PAHO/WHO, White House Meeting On Childhood Obesity; NASA/USAID Collaboration
Medical, Food Aid Continues To Flow Into Libya, Senior U.S. Officials Say Senior officials with the State Department and USAID during a briefing on Monday said an estimated 550,000 people have fled Libya since fighting began in February and the U.S. government continues to provide medical, food and other non-military…
World Could Meet U.N. Goal Of Almost Ending Malaria Deaths By 2015, U.N. Special Envoy For Malaria Says
International efforts to fight malaria are “on track” to almost end malaria-related deaths by 2015, Ray Chambers, the U.N. secretary-general’s special envoy for malaria, said on Monday, the Associated Press reports (4/25).
Global Health Experts Discuss Legislative Landscape Of 112th Congress At Kaiser Family Foundation Panel
U.S. global health programs did relatively well in terms of funding in the FY11 budget, but global health policy experts participating in a panel discussion on Wednesday at the Kaiser Family Foundation acknowledged that challenges remain as Congress begins debate on the FY12 budget.
Will Health Ministers Come Up With A Solution For Smallpox Virus?: When health ministers gather for the World Health Assembly in May they will try to come up with a solution to “a dilemma that has dogged decision-makers for decadesÂ â€“ whether and when to destroy the last remaining stocks of…
Clinton Says U.S. Will Continue To Back Haiti’s Quake Recovery After Meeting With Haitian President-Elect
After meeting with Haitian President-elect Michel Martelly on Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S. would back Haiti’s efforts to recover from the January 2010 earthquake “all the way,” VOA News reports. “Martelly is in Washington for key meetings in advance of his May 14 inauguration,” the news service notes (Gollust, 4/20).