Are partnerships the key to making critical progress in Global Health?

When it comes to Global Health, there are a number of challenges that the global health community should be aware of and focused on. Many Read More

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Obstetric Care Navigation: A New Model for LMICs

“Son muy enojados.” They’re very angry. It’s a phrase I’ve heard time and time again interviewing indigenous Guatemalan women about their experiences of maternal health care Read More

Does Governance Help Achieve Universal Health Coverage?

I first heard about Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in 2010. At the time, I was working with a group of economists who had just returned Read More


New Study Examines Foreign Aid Evaluation Policies At Several U.S. Agencies

Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network: New Study from MFAN and TLC Finds Evaluation Quality on the Rise, But Barriers to Use Remain In this statement, MFAN Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette discuss a new study by MFAN and the Lugar Center, “From Evidence to Learning: Recommendations to Improve U.S. Foreign Assistance Evaluation,…More

USAID Announces $7.5M Award To UNICEF To Improve Nutritional Status Of Rohingya Refugees In…

U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh: USAID Announces $7.5 Million Award to UNICEF to Fight Malnutrition Among Rohingya Refugees “On December 6, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded $7.5 million to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) under the Food for Peace Act to improve the nutritional status of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. With this…More

Al Jazeera Examines How Mexico City Policy Impacting Mozambique Health Programs, Other…

Al Jazeera: ‘Women and girls will die’: Trump’s foreign aid rule on abortion “…Sebastiao Muthisse from AMODEFA, the Mozambican Association for Family Development, outlined the dilemma the aid organization faced. They were not prepared to sign Trump’s so-called ‘global gag rule’ forbidding mention of abortion, and, as a result, projects had to close. … In…More

USAID Administrator Mark Green Discusses U.S. Foreign Aid Under Trump Administration In L.A….

Los Angeles Times: Q&A: What will U.S. foreign aid look like in the age of Trump? “As the Trump administration slashes the State Department’s payroll and turns U.S. foreign policy inward, worries have spread through the U.S.

Former USAID Administrator Gayle Smith Outlines Blueprint For ‘Activist Humanitarian…

Devex: Gayle Smith’s blueprint for an activist humanitarian community “Former head of the United States Agency for International Development, Gayle Smith, said that she has never been more worried about the scale of crisis in the world and called on aid workers to launch an ‘activist humanitarian movement’ to convince politicians the humanitarian sector needs…More

USAID Committed To Providing Humanitarian Aid To Help Iraq Recover From War With IS, U.S….

Reuters: U.S. agency to help Iraq recover from IS despite Trump aid cuts “The United States is committed to helping Iraq recover from three years of war against Islamic State despite President Donald Trump cutting the foreign aid budget, a senior official in its main government aid agency has said. Thomas Staal, the counselor of…More

U.S. Congress, Administration Should Advance 3 ‘Critical’ Reforms To Foreign Aid Put…

The Hill: A moment for AIDS funding reform Robert Mosbacher Jr., chair of Mosbacher Energy Company; and Mark Dybul, co-director of the Center for Global Health and Quality and professor at Georgetown University Medical Center; both co-chairs of the Consensus for Development Reform “…The development community’s response [to the administration’s proposed cuts to global health…More

U.N. Agencies Release Statements Recognizing Human Rights Day

PAHO: Human Rights approach eyed as way to cut maternal deaths “An approach based on human rights using international legal instruments can help in the effort to reduce maternal mortality in the Americas, according to experts speaking … at a Pan American Health Organization symposium…” (12/8). UNAIDS: Message on the occasion of Human Rights Day…More

Are partnerships the key to making critical progress in Global Health?

When it comes to Global Health, there are a number of challenges that the global health community should be aware of and focused on. Many Read More

U.S., Partners Investigate Illegal Sale Of Aid-Provided HIV, Malaria Testing Kits In Zambia

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Six Arrested in Zambia in Crackdown on Illegal Sale of Foreign Aid “Six people, including two pharmacy owners, have been arrested in Zambia and accused of the illegal sale of HIV and malaria testing kits as part of an international crackdown on profiteering from foreign aid, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The…More

10 Senators Send Letter To U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson Urging End To Department Hiring…

The Hill: Dems demand Tillerson end State hiring freeze, consult with Congress “The 10 Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent a lengthy letter Wednesday to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demanding that he end a hiring freeze at the State Department and explain his plan to restructure the agency to Congress. In a…More

FCAA Report Finds Overall HIV/AIDS Philanthropic Funding Increased In 2016

FCAA: Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2016 Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) released their annual report on philanthropic funding for HIV/AIDS efforts. The report finds that “HIV/AIDS-related giving among private philanthropic organizations in 15 countries totaled approximately $680 million in 2016, representing a two percent increase ($16 million) from 2015, and the highest amount…More

Philippines Threatens To Sue Sanofi Over Dengue Vaccine

Financial Times: Philippines threatens Sanofi with legal action over dengue vaccine “The Philippines plans to sue Sanofi over its dengue fever vaccine in response to the French drugmaker’s warning that the drug could lead to severe infections in some cases, the country’s health secretary said on Thursday. … [Francisco Duque, the health secretary,] also said…More

National Security, Faith, Economic Arguments Can Help Make Case For Foreign Aid, Development…

Devex: How to defend aid in the Trump era: Try national security, business and faith “…The Trump administration and its ‘America First’ policy agenda has caused advocates for foreign assistance to rethink their arguments as they attempt to make the case for aid. But if one door closes, another opens, numerous sector experts said at…More

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