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White House Expresses Concern Over Amendment In SFOPs Bill That Would Require USAID Contractors To Adhere To Obama-Era Anti-Discrimination Law

Roll Call: Foreign aid rider tangles up final spending talks “…[T]he White House is raising concerns in year-end spending talks about language secured by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., in the Senate’s State-Foreign Operations bill they fear could cut out faith-based aid groups from U.S. Agency for International Development contracts. Shaheen…

NIH’s Fogarty Center Publishes List Of 2019’s Top Global Health Research Stories

NIH Fogarty International Center: Top global health research stories of 2019 from Fogarty and NIH NIH’s Fogarty International Center released a list of the top global health research stories of 2019, as chosen by the editors and readers of the organization’s Global Health Matters newsletter (December 2019).

End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act Passes U.S. House

GovTrack: H.R. 3460: End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act H.R. 3460, known as the End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on December 3, and will move to the U.S. Senate for further action. The act is intended “to facilitate effective research on and treatment of neglected…

CSIS Releases December 2019 Issue Of Global Health Policy Newsletter

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Policy Center Monthly Update In the December 2019 CSIS Global Health Policy Center Newsletter, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC), highlights recent publications, events, and podcasts from CSIS, as well…

MMWR Provides Updates on Measles Elimination Progress Globally, In China

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination — Worldwide, 2000-2018 (12/6). CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Measles Elimination — China, January 2013-June 2019 (12/6).

USAID Counselor Highlights Agency’s Transformation Initiative In Journal Article

American Foreign Service Association’s “Foreign Service Journal”: USAID Transforms Chris Milligan, counselor to the U.S. Agency for International Development, discusses USAID’s Transformation initiative, highlighting structural changes and efforts to support its workforce, and how these efforts reflect USAID’s “Journey to Self Reliance” principle. Milligan also addresses the relationship between the…

State Department’s Office Of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources To Implement Budget Reforms To Improve Processes, Prevent Future Rescission Attempts

Devex: State Department to make budget reforms to prevent future rescissions “The State Department will carry out a set of budget-related reforms aimed at streamlining its processes and averting future rescission attempts, according to Jim Richardson, director of the agency’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources, also known as the…