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Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Analysis Of FY16 Global Health Budget Request

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Global Health Budget: Analysis of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis examines President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, which “proposed $9.9 billion in specified funding for global health programs. If enacted by Congress, this would represent a…

U.S. Supports Gender Equality, Empowerment Of Women, Girls As Part Of Development Agenda

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Our Next ‘Beijing Moment': Achieving Gender Equality by 2030 Catherine Russell, ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues; Tony Pipa, the U.S. special coordinator for the post-2015 development agenda; and Daniella Ballou-Aares, the secretary of state’s senior adviser for development, discuss U.S. support for gender equality and…

USAID’s Report To Congress On Health-Related R&D Shows Progress, Challenges

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: USAID report and launch show varying degrees of progress on global health research goals Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses highlights from the launch of USAID’s Health-Related Research and…

USGLC Highlights Public-Private Partnership That Supports Refugees In South Sudan

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership that’s Saving Refugees and Rescuing Aid Workers David Stein, policy associate at USGLC, marks Global Partnership Week and discusses how “forward-thinking businesses and nonprofits have been working with the U.S. government in innovative ways to tackle some of the toughest challenges in global…

USAID’s DART Arranges Ship Transport Of Ebola-Killing Chlorine To Guinea, Sierra Leone

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: USAID Takes to the High Seas to Bring Reinforcements to Guinea’s Ebola Fight Carol Han, strategic communications leader at USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, discusses efforts by USAID’s Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to safely deliver high test hypochlorite (HTH), a substance used “to kill…

Learning From PEPFAR’s Investment In HIV Treatment

New York Times: Letters to the Editor: Strategies to Fight HIV Eran Bendavid, assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University “The article ‘U.S. Push for Abstinence in Africa Is Seen as Failure Against HIV’ (Feb. 27) suggests that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) dismissed invitations to perform…

U.S. Food Aid Reform Could Save Millions More Lives

Roll Call: Cooking Up Food Aid Reform Tom Colicchio, chef and food activist “…[U.S.] food aid law actually ties the hands of humanitarians responding to crises from buying food locally or regionally. They have to put an order into Washington and wait. And wait. But it doesn’t have to be…

U.N., U.S. Leaders Urge Gender Equality On International Women’s Day

Media outlets report on issues surrounding International Women’s Day, recognized on March 8. Associated Press/The Guardian: Gender equality still decades away, says chief of U.N. Women “…Twenty years after 189 countries adopted a blueprint to achieve equality for women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said that not a single country has reached gender…

U.S. Trade Policies Threaten To Undermine Successful Global Health Programs

The Hill: U.S. trade policy could raise drug prices, at home and abroad Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Peter Maybarduk, director of Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines program “…[With the creation of PEPFAR, t]he United States put public health needs ahead of pharmaceutical industry profits and made a transformative…