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Humanosphere Examines U.K. Election’s Potential Impact On Foreign Aid, Global Development

Humanosphere: Where Britain stands on foreign aid-development and why it matters worldwide Humanosphere correspondent Tom Murphy discusses the U.K. election and examines how its results could impact the U.K.’s role in foreign aid and global development. Murphy writes, “Differing priorities between each of the parties indicates a potential shift in…

CNN Examines Russia’s Worsening HIV Epidemic

CNN: On the front lines of Russia’s ‘staggering’ HIV epidemic “…The Russian Federal AIDS Center reports that infection rates grew at an average of 10 percent annually for the past five years. In December, the center said that there were more than 1.1 million diagnosed cases of HIV in Russia.…

News Outlets Examine Impacts Of Potential USAID Cuts On Ukraine’s TB Programs, NGOs’ Efforts To Address HIV Epidemic In Country Amid Russian Conflict

Devex: Ukraine’s fight against TB is at risk from USAID cuts “A United States Agency for International Development-funded digital health program to help Ukraine manage its growing drug-resistant tuberculosis epidemic is a textbook example of effective foreign aid, according to health experts who worked on the project — but the…

Donor Cooperation Key To Success In International Development

Project Syndicate: New Paths for Leadership in International Development Mark Suzman, chief strategy officer and president of global policy and advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “Official development assistance (ODA) helps to save lives, build more stable and safer societies, and project soft power around the world. ……

History Shows U.S.-Russia Vaccine Science Diplomacy Could Help Ease Present-Day Tensions

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Russian-United States vaccine science diplomacy: Preserving the legacy Peter J. Hotez, editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases “…Could Cold War lessons in [vaccine diplomacy] ease today’s escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russian governments? … [E]xtraordinary opportunities remain to meld our scientific activities to…

U.K.’s Bilateral Aid Increases British Exports, Creates Jobs, ODI Research Shows

Devex: Every $1 of U.K. aid increases U.K. exports by $0.22, study finds “Bilateral aid has a positive impact on British exports and job creation, new research out [Thursday] suggests. Every $1 of aid from the United Kingdom creates $0.22 in new exports, according to a study by the Overseas Development…

Italy’s Measles Outbreak Could Be Result Of Vaccine Skepticism

New York Times: Populism, Politics and Measles Editorial Board “…A serious outbreak of measles in Italy and in some other European countries could well be the result of a drop-off in vaccinations caused by utterly misguided and discredited claims about their dangers. … In Italy, the populist Five Star Movement…

Commonwealth Of Nations, DFID, Partners Have ‘Unique Opportunity To Elevate Profile Of NTD Elimination Efforts’

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The first “London Declaration”: The Commonwealth and its neglected tropical diseases Peter J. Hotez, editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Ashish Damania, scientific programmer at Baylor College of Medicine; Aparna Barua, manager of resource development & policy at Sabin Foundation Europe; and Jeffrey Stanaway,…

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