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Global Community Should Commit To Funding For Basic Education

Washington Post: Universal basic education is the millennium goal everyone forgot Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University “…When the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000, they included both health and education objectives. The health goals were pursued with vigor — and money — and…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 43 of the Global Fund News Flash reports from a regional workshop for South and East Asia on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s new funding model. A few participants share their insights on…

House, Senate Committees Pass U.S. State And Foreign Operations Appropriations Bills

Media sources report on the passage of U.S. State and Foreign Operations appropriations bills in a House committee and Senate subcommittee. Associated Press: Congress nears $48.3B foreign operations budget “Senate appropriators on Tuesday advanced a $48.3 billion budget for foreign aid and State Department work next year. The funding would…

U.K. PM Cameron To Launch World’s Largest Dementia, Brain Disorders Study

Financial Times: David Cameron launches world’s biggest dementia study “The world’s biggest study of dementia will be unveiled by David Cameron on Thursday as part of a push worth more than £100 million [$136 million] to accelerate research into Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders…” (Ward, 6/18).

Kenyan Official Concerned Over Declining HIV Funding

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Kenya decries declining HIV donor funding “A senior Kenyan health official on Wednesday expressed concerns over the declining HIV funding by international donors, saying this is not the time to scale down funding to combat the virus…” (6/18).

Blog Examines How NTD Funding Fares In Draft Appropriations Bills

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Prioritizing NTDs in Foreign Aid Spending The blog discusses the U.S. State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bills released this week in the House and Senate, and how NTD funding might fare in FY 2015 (Cavino, 6/18).

Cost Of War In 2013 Totaled $9.8T, Global Peace Index Shows

The Guardian published two articles highlighting the recently released annual Global Peace Index. The Guardian: Global peace index charts ‘staggering’ $9.8tn cost of war “The world’s costly drift away from peace continued last year, with nations spending an estimated $9.8 trillion (£5.8trn) on containing and dealing with violence, according to…

House Committee Releases FY15 State And Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

The U.S. House Committee on Appropriations on Monday released its FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, which includes the majority of U.S. funding for global health. House Committee on Appropriations: Appropriations Committee Releases Fiscal Year 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill “…The bill prioritizes funding for diplomatic…

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