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AIDS-Free Generation Possible With Increased Investments, Reduced Stigma

Medium: On the fight against HIV and AIDS — and on the people who really started the conversation. Hillary Clinton, 2016 presidential candidate and former U.S. secretary of state “…[A]t Nancy Reagan’s funeral, I said something inaccurate when speaking about the Reagans’ record on HIV and AIDS. … To be…

U.S. Food Aid Reform Would Reduce Systemic Inefficiencies, Help Achieve Universal Food Security

Devex: Fixing food aid to better feed hungry people David Vanderpool, founder and CEO of LiveBeyond “…[I]nefficiencies [around the production, packaging, and distribution of food to developing countries], encouraged by arcane and self-serving legislation, now threaten to limit the ability of well-meaning people to assuage the hunger that menaces much…

In First Major Policy Speech, USAID Administrator Gayle Reflects On U.S. Role In Advancing Global Development Agenda

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy”: A Lot of Vision, A Little Time: Gayle Smith’s First Major Policy Speech Scott Morris, senior fellow and director of “Rethinking U.S. Development Policy,” discusses USAID Administrator Gayle Smith’s first major policy speech delivered on Capitol Hill last week. Morris writes, “Smith’s…

Present Helms Amendment Interpretation Should Be Clarified, Some Members Of Congress Say

Humanosphere: Decades-old U.S. law still limits international women’s reproductive rights Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses the U.S. role in advancing women’s reproductive rights, including the Helms Amendment and the push by some members of Congress for the Obama Administration to clarify its interpretation (3/11).

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Global Food Security Act

Chattanoogan.com: Senators Corker And Coons Highlight Progress In Reform Of U.S. Global Food Aid “Senator Bob Corker [R-Tenn.] and Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Thursday highlighted progress in their bipartisan effort to fix inefficiencies in the delivery of U.S. global food assistance.…

U.S. Engagement In Zika Response, Global Health Issues Critical To Strategic Diplomacy

The Hill: Imperative for U.S. leadership in global response to Zika Anand Parekh, senior adviser at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Ashish Jha, K.T. Li professor of international health and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute “…We believe that the U.S. has an opportunity, working with the World Health…

Gender Equality Vital To Ending Extreme Poverty, Reaching Development Goals

Medium’s “USAID 2030”: Why Every Day Should Be International Women’s Day In recognition of International Women’s Day, USAID Administrator Gayle Smith discusses the impact of women and gender equality on global development, writing, “[I]t’s not just on the economic front where women are poised to make a significant difference. When…

U.S. Government Should Improve Ability To Engage With Private Sector, NGOs, CIA Director Says

Devex: CIA director: U.S. government will need to ‘overhaul’ how it engages with partners “Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan used his appearance at Global Partnerships Week in Washington, D.C., on Monday to make the case for broader cooperation between security agencies and the aid and development community, both within…

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