In a press release, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the expansion of its Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) program in Africa through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). The $189 million, three-year contract “will provide technical and financial support to the Ministries of Health and National Malaria Control Programs in African countries to build country-level capacity for malaria prevention activities.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In a report titled “President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Program Planning and Reporting”, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO),Â in response to legislative directives,Â “(1) described key procedures for planning and reporting on PEPFAR performance and (2) examined published PEPFAR performance plans and reports.”
President Obama issued a proclamation commemorating World Hepatitis Day.Â Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report” (MMWR), highlighted World Hepatitis day.
In aÂ pressÂ release, the Peace Corps and the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionÂ (CDC) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand collaboration on efforts to strengthen health systems in assisted countries.
Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh released a statement commemorating World No Tobacco Day. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its â€œMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Reportâ€ (MMWR), highlighted World No Tobacco Day.
Representative Harold Rogers (R-KY, 5th) introduced the “Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011” (H.R. 1473) authorizing appropriations for the remaining six months of FY 2011 (the first 6 months of FY 2011 were funded under FY 2010 levels). The proposed funding totals for global health (as compared to FY 2010 totals) included in this appropriations bill are provided in the table below.
Note: The appropriations bill (H.R. 1473) includes an across-the-board rescission of 0.2 percent to all discretionary spending; the global health funding totals for FY 11 (H.R. 1473) listed below include this rescission.
Timeline of the bill:
- Introduced and referred to the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Ways and Means on April 11, 2011.
- Passed by the House (260-167) and the Senate (81-19) on April 14, 2011.
- Signed by the President (Public Law No: 112-10) on April 15, 2011.
- Area: Congress, Budget
- Information Type: House Bills
- Organization/Initiative: GHI, PEPFAR, USAID, MCC, FtF, State Dept., USUN, HHS, NIH, DoD, PMI, CDC, USDA, DoL
- Issue/Condition: Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition/Food Security, Water, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Maternal & Child Health, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Pandemic Influenza
Senate Appropriations Committee introduces Continuing Resolution for the remainder of FY 2011; includes overall increase in global health funding
The Senate Committee on Appropriations introduced a Continuing Resolution (CR) that would authorize appropriations for the remaining seven months of FY 2011 (the first 5 months of FY 2011 were funded under FY 2010 levels). This legislation would replace the full-year appropriations bill (H.R. 1) that was recently passed by the House on February 19, 2011. Unlike H.R. 1, which proposes to cut global health funding, the Senate CR proposes an overall increase in global health funding (see table below). Additionally, the summary of the CR provided by the Senate Committee on Appropriations categorizes State and Foreign Operations funding as part of National Security.
FY 2011 full-year Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 1) introduced in the House includes reductions in global health funding compared to FY 2010 totals
Representative Harold Rogers (R-KY, 5th) introduced the “Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011” (H.R. 1) authorizing appropriations for the remaining seven months of FY 2011 (the first 5 months of FY 2011 were funded under FY 2010 level). The proposed reductions in global health funding (when compared to FY 2010 totals) included in this appropriations bill are provided in the table below.
Timeline of the bill:
- Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on the Budget on February 11, 2011.
- Passed by the House (235-189) on February 19, 2011.
- The Senate Committee on Appropriations introduced an amended full-year Continuing Appropriations Act on March 4, 2011. Learn more about the Senate version here.
- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a cost estimate of the Senate version on March 8, 2011.
The U.S. and Russia signed a “Protocol of Intent on Cooperation for the Global Eradication of Polio” outlining potential areas for collaboration including “disease surveillance, support for immunization campaigns, technical assistance, advocacy efforts, and additional areas for potential partnership.”
Administrator Shah delivers speech titled “Modern Development Enterprise” and announces new evaluation policy
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah delivered a speech titled “The Modern Development Enterprise” at the Center for Global Development. During his remarks, Administrator Shah emphasized the importance of monitoring and evaluation of U.S. development efforts and announced the release of USAID’s new evaluation policy.