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Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Analysis Of FY16 Global Health Budget Request

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Global Health Budget: Analysis of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis examines President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, which “proposed $9.9 billion in specified funding for global health programs. If enacted by Congress, this would represent a…

Learning From PEPFAR’s Investment In HIV Treatment

New York Times: Letters to the Editor: Strategies to Fight HIV Eran Bendavid, assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University “The article ‘U.S. Push for Abstinence in Africa Is Seen as Failure Against HIV’ (Feb. 27) suggests that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) dismissed invitations to perform…

U.K. Commits To Spending 0.7% Of GNI On Foreign Aid Annually

The Guardian: U.K. passes bill to honor pledge of 0.7% foreign aid target “The U.K. has passed a bill that enshrines in law its commitment to spend 0.7 percent of its gross national income (GNI) on aid every year, making it the first G7 country to meet the U.N.’s 45-year-old…

Middle East’s Gulf States, Donors Well-Positioned To Help Improve Global Health

Arabian Business: Bill Gates: Why I’m betting on the Gulf to help fight extreme poverty and disease Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…I saw the Middle East’s role in global health first-hand in late January, at a conference in Berlin dedicated to providing life-saving vaccines…

Funding Shortage Forces WFP To Reduce Food Aid To Syrian Refugees In Turkey

Agence France-Presse: U.N. shrinks food aid to Syria refugees in Turkey as cash low “The United Nations food agency said Friday it had been forced to withdraw aid from nine Syrian refugee camps in Turkey due to a lack of funds, calling on donors to step up…” (3/6). U.N. News…

Gates Foundation To Invest $52M In German Biotech Company, To Work Together To Develop Infectious Disease Vaccines

Reuters: Gates Foundation makes its biggest-ever equity investment in German biotech “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said it would invest $52 million in CureVac, a German biotechnology company that develops vaccines and immunotherapies, marking the foundation’s biggest-ever equity investment. … The foundation will also fund multiple projects developing vaccines…

Global Network Urges Congress To Uphold Previous Funding Commitments To NTDs

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Speak out against Proposed Cuts to the USAID’s NTD Program Selma Melkich, policy coordinator for the Global Network, discusses proposed funding for neglected tropical diseases in the White House FY 2016 budget request and writes, “Bipartisan action in Congress has thankfully,…

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