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Investment In HIV Prevention Research Down 4% In 2013, Report Says

UNAIDS: Declining investment could slow research and rollout of new HIV prevention options “Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or four percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international development landscape, and changes in…

Kaiser/UNAIDS Study Shows Drop In Donor Government Commitments To AIDS Funding In 2013

Kaiser Family Foundation/UNAIDS: Kaiser/UNAIDS Study Finds Dip in Donor Government Commitments for AIDS In 2013 “Donor governments in 2013 committed US$8.1 billion in new funding to support the AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries, down three percent from 2012, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and…

Somalia Declares Drought, Faces Worsening Food Crisis

News outlets report on Somalia’s drought and worsening food crisis. Agence France-Presse: Somalia facing disaster three years after devastating famine “Three years after famine in Somalia killed a quarter of a million people in six months, aid agencies warned Sunday a new catastrophe is looming unless urgent aid arrives. A…

Report Shows No Reduction In Foreign Aid Programs’ Waste, Duplication

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Waste, overlap, and inefficiency still plague foreign aid programs — report “…Despite this drive for results, a new report by top Washington think tanks finds no measurable advance in reducing waste and duplication in foreign aid programs, nor any improvement in how aid was distributed in the…

Report Examines 2013 Donor Government Commitments And Disbursements To AIDS Funding

GNA/VibeGhana.com: Donor Government commitments dip for AIDS In 2013 “Donor governments in 2013 committed 8.1 billion dollars in new funding to support the HIV/AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries, down three percent from 2012. A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on…

U.S. Foreign Assistance Reforms Must Be Written Into Law, Former Congressman Says

Devex: U.S. aid reforms lack staying power, says former congressman “U.S. foreign assistance has seen some notable successes — and a few failures — during the last six years, but for progress to be sustained it needs to be written into law, Jim Kolbe, honorary co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign…

U.N., World Bank Leaders Urge World To Invest In MCH At Summit

News outlets report on the final day of the Saving Every Mother Every Child summit, held last week in Canada. Canadian Press/Huffington Post Canada: Maternal Health Summit: Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary General, Urges Canada To Boost Foreign Aid “The secretary general of the United Nations is calling on Canada to…

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