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NPR Reviews Rajiv Shah’s Tenure As USAID Administrator

NPR: From Haiti’s Earthquake To Ebola, He Had Five Busy Years At USAID “…[A]sk [Rajiv] Shah to name the most important thing he achieved as head of USAID, and he points to the strong bipartisan support that he gained for American aid. ‘And because of that bipartisan support,’ he says,…

WHO Urges Governments To Scale Up Investment In Efforts Against NTDs

Media outlets discuss a new WHO report, titled “Investing to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases.” Agence France-Presse: WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases “The World Health Organization on Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases — including dengue…

U.N. To Release Accounting Report On Ebola Funding Distribution

Agence France-Presse: U.N. to issue first report on Ebola funds “The United Nations will this week publish a first report on funding for the Ebola response, a top official said Wednesday, after Sierra Leone lost track of more than $3 million donated to fight the epidemic. … U.N. Ebola coordinator…

Donors, NGOs Request Emergency Funding For Food Crisis In Central America

Devex: Little relief in Central America’s food crisis “The worst drought in a decade has brought parts of Central America to the brink of what has been called an emerging food crisis. Unless ‘urgently needed’ funds materialize soon, two million people who are currently food-insecure could face an even more…

Multilateral, Cooperative Funding Options Must Be Established For SDGs To Succeed

Project Syndicate: New Frontiers in Development Finance Mahmoud Mohieldin, corporate secretary and the president’s special envoy at the World Bank Group, and Marco Scuriatti, special assistant at the Office of the President’s Envoy on the Post-2015 Agenda at the World Bank Group “…To support this joint approach [to funding for…

Sierra Leone Failed To Fully Account For Allocated Ebola Funds, Audit Shows

Media outlets discuss findings from a report on the disbursement of Ebola funds in Sierra Leone. The Guardian: A third of Sierra Leone’s Ebola budget unaccounted for, says report “Sierra Leone has failed to properly account for almost a third of the money allocated to fight Ebola, national auditors have…

U.S. Government, Partners Must Sustain Global Immunization Efforts

The Hill: Our vaccine imperative: Protecting children at home and abroad Steve Davis, CEO of PATH “…The U.S. government has a long and continuing history of leadership in global immunization. … But the current measles outbreak proves once again that the successes we have achieved in the U.S. and abroad…

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