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Blog Post Examines Changing Landscape Of Global Health Finance

PLOS Blogs: Global health finance: adapting to a new reality Oleg Kucheryavenko, senior consultant at the World Bank, highlights an event hosted by UBS Optimus Foundation and USAID on accelerating innovation and impact in global development and discusses the changing landscape of global health finance (2/19).

CGD Blog Post Explores Potential Impact Of FY 2019 Budget Proposal On U.S. State Department, USAID Reform Efforts

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: Will Trump’s Big Aid Cuts Hurt Chances for Reform? Erin Collinson, senior policy associate and assistant director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD, discusses the international affairs aspects of the Trump Administration’s FY 2019 budget proposal released last week and examines…

NPR Examines Issues Surrounding Pox Virus Research

NPR: Did Pox Virus Research Put Potential Profits Ahead of Public Safety? “In the brave new world of synthetic biology, scientists can now brew up viruses from scratch using the tools of DNA technology. The latest such feat, published last month, involves horsepox, a cousin of the feared virus that…

IMPACT Program In Kenya Aims To Develop Leaders, Strengthen Country’s Public Health System

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: IMPACT Program in Kenya: A Fellow’s Experience Oren Nyambane Ombiro, fellow at CDC’s Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT) program in Kenya, discusses his experience working with the program, and writes, “I believe improving public health management through innovative programs like IMPACT is a step…

USAID, DFID Announce Humanitarian Grand Challenge

USAID: USAID and DFID Launch Humanitarian Grand Challenge In this press statement, USAID and DFID announce the first-ever Humanitarian Grand Challenge at the Overseas Development Institute in London, noting “‘Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge’ calls on innovators around the world to submit ideas to save and improve…

U.S. Senators Push For Funds To Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

Associated Press/U.S. News & World Report: Senators Call for $1B for Flu Vaccine Development “There’s a push in Washington to spend $1 billion over the next five years to encourage the development of a universal flu vaccine…” (2/17).

Opinion Piece Explores FDA’s Priority Review Voucher Program For NTD Medicines

Financial Times: Getting medicines to the people who need them Jeffrey Moe, professor of the Practice of Global Health at Duke University, and Kamran Rafiq, founder and communications director for the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases “A decade ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration introduced a ‘priority review…

Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget Does Not Reflect ‘Values-Driven International Leadership’

The Globalist: Trump’s Budget Priorities: Crimes Against Humanity? Frank Vogl, co-founder of Transparency International “U.S. President Trump’s new budget proposes a dramatic cut in spending on diplomacy and economic assistance, while advocating further major boosts to defense outlays. … The plans highlight the increasing White House determination to find military…

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