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Physicians Work To Dispel Myths That Migrants To U.S. Carry Disease

NBC News: Vectors or Victims? Docs Slam Rumors That Migrants Carry Disease “Doctors say they are concerned about false rumors and ‘hysteria’ that the unaccompanied children coming across the border from Mexico into Texas are carrying diseases such as Ebola and dengue fever. The rumors have been carried on anti-immigration…

Renewed Focus On Long-Term Food Aid Solutions Will Help More People Worldwide

Baltimore Sun: U.S. food aid still needed around the world Mike Gesker, a writer at Catholic Relief Services “…Today, 60 years after the launch of [President Dwight D. Eisenhower's] Food for Peace program, it is still bringing vital food to hungry children, women and men overseas. This is a testament…

USAID Releases ‘Maternal Health Vision For Action’

USAID: Maternal Health Vision for Action USAID “is working with the global community to End Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM). The USAID Maternal Health Vision for Action outlines how USAID will help achieve a maternal mortality rate of fewer than 50 deaths per 100,000 live births…” (6/25).

FDA Publishes Guidance For Industry On NTD Drug Development

FDA: Guidance for Industry: Neglected Tropical Diseases of the Developing World: Developing Drugs for Treatment or Prevention “The purpose of this guidance is to assist sponsors in the development of drugs for the treatment or prevention of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) of the developing world. Specifically, this guidance addresses the…

USAID Committed To Helping South Sudanese Build ‘Peaceful And Secure Future’

USAID’s “Impact”: Responding to Dire Needs in South Sudan Three Years after Independence Linda Etim, deputy assistant administrator for Africa who oversees the Office of Sudan and South Sudan Programs and the Office of East African Affairs, discusses USAID’s efforts in conflict-ridden South Sudan, writing, “As we reflect on South…

Uganda Says Donors Who Withheld Aid ‘Misinterpreted’ Anti-Gay Law

Reuters: Uganda says anti-gay bill misunderstood by donors who halted aid “International donors who withheld aid over Uganda’s anti-gay bill ‘misinterpreted’ the law whose main focus was to stop promotion of homosexuality to children and others, the government said on Tuesday. Widely condemned by donor countries, the law imposes jail…

Public-Private Partnership Brings Drugs, Essential Medical Supplies To Remote Areas

Huffington Post: Going the Extra Mile for Health Wendy Taylor, director of the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at USAID, and Michael Goltzman, vice president of international government relations & public affairs at the CocaCola Company “…Five years ago, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria turned…

Blog Post Discusses Private Financing In Uganda’s Health Sector

USAID’s “Impact”: Can Private Financing Answer Uganda’s Health Care Woes? Daryl Martyris, a health development officer in USAID Uganda’s Office of Health, HIV/AIDS and Education, discusses private financing for health in Uganda (7/8).

Public-Private Partnerships Can Further Global Health Efforts, Says Shah

GlobalPost: Public-private partnerships: A ‘win-win’ for global health? “When USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah announced more than $600 million in new partnerships with private organizations last month, including giant multinationals Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, the news was heralded in Washington as another stride in the agency’s path to ending preventable…