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U.K. MPs Criticize Timing Of DfID’s Decision To End Aid To India, South Africa

The Guardian: U.K. MPs censure DfID over decision to end aid to India and South Africa “The U.K.’s decision to end bilateral aid to India and South Africa by 2015 was ‘neither methodical nor transparent, but related to short-term political pressures,’ a group of MPs has said. … The committee…

Efforts Against HIV/AIDS Must Address ‘Stigma, Discrimination And Quality Of Care’

New York Times: The Missing Piece in the War on AIDS Ellie Feinglass, a health and human rights consultant in sub-Saharan Africa “Our strategy [against HIV/AIDS], if it is to be successful, must recognize that achieving universal access to care and treatment necessarily means addressing human rights barriers to health…

Shift Donor Funding, Encourage Trade To Improve African Food Security

SciDev.Net: African agriculture needs trade not aid David Bennett, a senior member of St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, U.K. and co-leader of the Biosciences for Farming in Africa program “…[F]or any solution to food security to be truly sustainable, people have to move from depending on aid to depending on trade.…

Violence In South Sudan Affecting NTD Efforts

Epoch Times: South Sudan Crisis Threatens to Derail Tropical Disease Efforts James Smith and Pete Kingsley of the University of Edinburgh “…South Sudan — after half a century of intermittent conflict and underdevelopment — is unique in suffering from virtually all of the World Health Organization’s list of [neglected tropical…

Exclusive Breastfeeding Is Best, But Challenges Remain In Swaziland

Inter Press Service: Breast Is Best, But Not in Swaziland “…Exclusive breastfeeding — giving the baby nothing but breast milk — for six months is recommended by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), by [the Swaziland Infant Nutrition Action Network (SINAN)] and by the Ministry of Health. … Yet many…

Group In Cameroon Advocates Against Breast Ironing

The Guardian: Empowering girls to speak out against breast ironing Gabriella Jozwiak, a freelance journalist and the Africa programs support volunteer at Y Care International Jozwiak writes about “Came women and girls development organization (Came W&G), which encourages girls to advocate against the practice of breast ironing in Cameroon. ……

Transparency Critical To Understanding Success Of Aid To Haiti

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s (CGD) “Global Development: Views from the Center” blog, CGD Senior Fellow Vijaya Ramachandran and CGD Research Assistant Sneha Raghavan examine transparency in the disbursement of aid to Haiti over the four years since a devastating earthquake. “It is an outrage that four years…

Essay Discusses Origins, Successes, Challenges Of PEPFAR

Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute, authors an essay, titled “Making PEPFAR: A Triumph of Medical Diplomacy,” in Science & Diplomacy that discusses the origins of PEPFAR, as well as the program’s challenges and successes. “A second essay to be published [in 2014] in Science & Diplomacy will…

Health Experts, NGOs Encourage Use Of Midwives To Help Reduce India’s Maternal Mortality

New York Times India Ink: To Lower Maternal Deaths, India Urged to Reconsider Role of Midwives “… With more than 55,000 women in India dying from pregnancy and childbirth-related complications each year, health experts and non-governmental organizations are now pushing the government to re-incorporate midwives into the strained health care…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 234 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes an article on the approval of up to $253.8 million for the renewal of 16 grants for 13 applicants; a news story on the…

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