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Gunman Attacks Police Officers Guarding Polio Vaccination Team In Pakistan; One Killed

“A gunman shot and killed one policeman and wounded another on Wednesday as they provided security for a team of polio eradication health workers in northwestern Pakistan, according to government officials,” the New York Times reports (Masood, 4/10). “No one has claimed responsibility for the killings, but the Pakistani Taliban last…

New Index Measures Political Commitment Of 45 Developing Countries To Address Hunger, Malnutrition

The Guardian reports on “a new index measuring political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition in 45 developing countries.” The Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) “ranks 45 developing countries for their performance on 22 indicators of political commitment to reducing hunger and undernutrition, using information in the public domain…

U.N. Secretary General, Pope Francis Discuss Joint Efforts To Attain MDGs

“United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis underlined a joint effort to attain peace, social justice and the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] worldwide in the first meeting between both leaders since the new pontiff was appointed in March,” Devex’s “Development Newswire” reports. “The two world leaders met on Tuesday…

Global Fund Concludes 2-Day Conference In Brussels

In Brussels on Wednesday, “the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria concluded a two-day conference where it tried to make the case for the $15 billion it aims to raise in a replenishment meeting late 2013,” Devex reports. “The organization provided donors with a ‘detailed explanation’ of its…

White House FY14 Budget Request Includes Expected Changes To Food Aid Program

President Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion FY 2014 budget request on Wednesday, Agence France-Presse/GlobalPost reports (4/10). “As expected, the budget proposes the most sweeping change in U.S. food aid in decades, with a plan intended to feed more people and deliver food more quickly,” according to Reuters (Zengerle/Abbott, 4/10). “Obama’s proposal would…

White House Releases FY14 Budget Request

“The Obama administration released its fiscal year 2014 budget on Wednesday,” Devex’s “Pennsylvania Ave.” blog reports (Lieberman, 4/11). “Among other provisions, the new proposal calls for modest increases in global health and development assistance, as well as cuts in military aid to foreign countries and in special contingency funding for…

FY14 Budget Request Has Mixed Implications For Foreign Aid, Humanitarian Programs

Writing in the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog, Jeremy Kadden, senior legislative manager at InterAction, examines the potential implications of the Obama administration’s budget request for U.S. foreign aid. He states that “[d]igging in to the details of the budget plan” there is “mixed news,” and provides figures from the request.…

Opinion Pieces Urge Continued Support For Global Fund

This week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria gathered representatives from donor and implementing countries in Brussels, Belgium, to formally launch its 2014-2016 replenishment process. The following is a summary of two opinion pieces on continued support for the Global Fund. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Huffington Post “The…

Blogs, Press Releases Respond To Obama Administration’s FY14 Budget Request

The Obama administration on Wednesday released its FY 2014 budget request, including funding for U.S. global health activities and proposed changes to the U.S. food aid program. The following is a summary of blog posts and press releases addressing the request. Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, “ModernizeAid” blog: The blog provides…