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USAID’s Local Solutions Falls Short Of Target, But Progress Continues

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: USAID Didn’t Hit Its 30 Percent Target for Local Solutions — Here’s Why I’m Still Cheering Casey Dunning, senior policy analyst at CGD, discusses the progress of USAID’s Local Solutions, the agency’s reform initiative to “increase direct partnerships with local governments, civil…

Opinion Pieces Urge Congress To Act On Zika Funding

USA TODAY: Step up Zika fight for Mother’s Day 2017: Column Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, professor of health policy at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School “…Zika is not a virus the U.S. can fight alone.…

USAID Continues Short-, Long-Term Efforts To Address Ethiopia’s Drought

Medium: 4 Ways to Help Turn the Tide on Ethiopia’s Drought Dina Esposito, acting deputy assistant administrator for democracy, conflict, and humanitarian assistance at USAID “…Although the drought [in Ethiopia] has outpaced the coping capacity of millions of poor households who have no choice but to seek food assistance for…

At D.C. Event, HHS Secretary Burwell Discusses Lessons Learned During Ebola Epidemic

Fortune: U.S. Secretary of HHS: What The Ebola Crisis Can Teach Us About Zika and Flint “Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services, knows a little something about handling a crisis. Speaking at Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women Evening With…’ dinner in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night,…

Donors Should Examine Current Models Of Foreign Aid Delivery, Ensure Effectiveness

Wilson Quarterly: Solving the Calculation Problem of Foreign Aid Michael Chernin, intern in the Office of the Director, President, and CEO at the Wilson Center, discusses foreign aid delivery and the potential need for reform, writing, “There are national security, economic, and humanitarian arguments to be made for revamping how…

Through PMI, U.S. Leads Efforts To Address Malaria, Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Mosquitos. Are. The. Worst. But we’re beating them. David Stein, policy associate at USGLC, highlights the successes of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), writing, “[T]hanks to strong American leadership, the world has made remarkable progress in the battle against mosquito-borne diseases. … The work PMI does…

NIH Official, Florida Governor Urge Congress To Approve Emergency Zika Funding

Bloomberg BNA: Fauci: Zika Funding Lack Hurts Other Health Efforts “It’ll be ‘very destructive’ to other public health efforts if Congress doesn’t provide the Zika funds requested by the Obama administration, the head of the NIH’s infectious disease programs said May 3. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute…

4 Zika-Linked Microcephaly Cases Confirmed In Panama, Health Ministry Says

Reuters: Panama confirms four microcephaly cases tied to Zika “Four babies born with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus have been confirmed in Panama, the health ministry said on Wednesday, out of 264 total cases of the mosquito-borne infection in the country. … Fourteen pregnant women have contracted the virus,…

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