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USAID To Stand By Nepal During Earthquake Relief, Recovery

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: U.S. Increases Funding to Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort Acting USAID Administrator Alfonso E. Lenhardt discusses the agency’s response to the earthquake in Nepal, announces additional humanitarian assistance, and writes, “The road to recovery will be long, but rest assured, Nepal will not walk that road alone. The people…

CDC Consolidating TB, HIV Activities Under One Division

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: CDC consolidates global TB activities in new global health branch Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, writes, “In an effort to increase coordination and collaboration on tuberculosis activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and…

CSIS Report Examines U.S.-Tanzania Bilateral Cooperation On MCH, Immunization Activities

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Targeting Big Results in Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health “In February 2015, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center led a delegation to Tanzania to examine U.S.-Tanzania bilateral cooperation on maternal, neonatal, and child health and the ways in which U.S.-funded programs complement immunization activities…

Humanitarian Organizations Disagree Over ‘Fast Track’ For Trans-Pacific Partnership

Humanosphere: Humanitarians split on Obama’s trade agenda: Trans-Pacific Partnership Humanosphere founder and lead journalist Tom Paulson writes, “Leading humanitarian organizations like the ONE Campaign and Oxfam appear to strongly disagree on whether to support the Obama Administration’s push to ‘fast-track’ [the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement] — and if its impact…

Blogs Discuss Recently Released QDDR

The following blogs discuss the recently released Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR). U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Five Key Takeaways on the 2015 QDDR John Glenn, policy director at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, discusses five key takeaways from the recently released QDDR: “strengthening economics in diplomacy and development ……

U.S. Government Sending Disaster Response Teams, Funding To Earthquake-Hit Nepal

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Providing Shelter and Food Assistance to Nepal’s Earthquake Survivors “…In the aftermath of the earthquake [in Nepal], USAID quickly deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to the region and provided $10 million in emergency assistance. USAID also activated Urban Search and Rescue Teams to…

President Obama To Nominate Gayle Smith As USAID Administrator

News outlets report on a White House statement announcing President Obama’s intent to nominate Gayle E. Smith to head USAID. Foreign Policy: Obama Taps Insider Gayle Smith to Lead USAID “President Barack Obama has tapped a longtime Africa expert and member of his inner circle to run USAID, a move…