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WHO, World Bank Meeting On Universal Health Coverage Begins In Geneva

A two-day WHO and World Bank ministerial-level meeting on universal health coverage (UHC) began in Geneva on Monday, bringing “together ministers of finance and health from 27 countries with other high-level stakeholders” to discuss “exploring ways that countries are progressing towards universal health coverage, sharing innovative solutions and identifying actions…

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Gets 4 New Members

“The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, with oversight that includes funding for the State Department and USAID, has four new members announced this week with diverse approaches and backgrounds in global health issues,” the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports. The blog briefly profiles…

Blog Examines Child Survival Efforts In India

“Last week, the Government of India held a star-studded National Summit on Child Survival, ‘co-convened’ with USAID and UNICEF,” Victoria Fan, a research fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), and Rachel Silverman, a research assistant for the global health team at the CGD, write in the center’s “Global Health…

State Department Blog Summarizes U.S. Policies Addressing Gender Equality

Writing in the U.S. State Department’s “DipNote” blog, Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, who serves as senior adviser to the Secretary of State and directs the department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, discusses the One Billion Rising campaign calling attention to violence against women and girls. Noting some data on violence…

U.S. Should Provide Additional Humanitarian Aid To Syria

“As Syria burns, Washington has begun a debate over the supply of humanitarian assistance to the millions displaced, injured or penniless from civil war,” Morton Abramowitz, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation and a former ambassador to Turkey, writes in an opinion piece in The Atlantic. He summarizes differing…

Same ‘Bipartisan Energy’ Surrounding PEPFAR Needed To Combat Maternal Mortality

Erin Thornton, executive director of Every Mother Counts, recalls her memories of President George W. Bush’s 2003 State of the Union announcement of PEPFAR in a Huffington Post “Global Motherhood” opinion piece. “[T]hat night, we set out on a path to overcome that fear and take action,” she writes, adding, “Ten…