Advocacy Updates ~ April 25, 2022

Administration News President Biden releases FY23 proposed budget On April 28, President Biden released his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget. The proposed budget includes nearly $10.6 billion to support critical global health programs at the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) but does not go nearly far enough to address the…

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Advocacy Updates ~ March 28, 2022

Administration News White House warns of consequences if Congress does not provide more COVID-19 funding As the administration runs low on funding for its domestic and global response to COVID-19, it released a fact sheet outlining the consequences if more funding is not appropriated by Congress. The fact sheet warns that, without more funding, the…

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Advocacy Updates ~ February 28, 2022

Administration News Sec. Blinken hosts COVID-19 Global Action Meeting On February 14, Secretary of State Antony Blinken convened a virtual COVID-19 Global Action Meeting with leaders from regional and international organizations to launch a Global Action Plan to end the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for the future. Building on the goals outlined at President Biden’s…

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Advocacy Updates ~ February 9, 2022

Administration News Acting OMB Director Shalanda Young testifies before the Senate Shalanda D. Young, nominated to serve as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), provided testimony at two hearings last week before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, as well as the Senate Budget Committee. Young currently serves…

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Advocacy Updates ~ January 24, 2022

Administration News 2022 PEPFAR Country Operational Guidance released On January 18, the 2022 PEPFAR Country Operational (COP) Guidance was released. The COP 2022 guidance for program implementation highlights themes proposed for the PEPFAR Strategy 2021-2025, which is currently under development, moving PEPFAR countries toward sustained epidemic control of HIV by supporting equitable health services and…

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Advocacy Updates ~ December 22, 2021

Administration News USAID Administrator Power hosts development ministers, announcing new initiative to accelerate global COVID-19 vaccine access and delivery On December 6, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power hosted a meeting of development ministers to discuss the global COVID-19 response. At the meeting, Power announced a new U.S. government-wide effort to accelerate…

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Advocacy Updates ~ November 29, 2021

Administration News Sec. Blinken hosts COVID-19 Foreign Ministerial On Wednesday, November 10, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted a meeting of foreign ministers to discuss the pandemic and follow-up from the U.S.-hosted COVID-19 Summit that took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting, Sec. Blinken launched the Global COVID-19…

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Advocacy Updates ~ October 25, 2021

Administration News USAID releases implementation plan for global COVID-19 response The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released its implementation plan detailing the agency’s role in advancing the goals of the U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework. USAID’s plan: 1) outlines the problems the agency will address as it implements the broader U.S. framework,…

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Advocacy Updates ~ October 12, 2021

Administration News President’s Malaria Initiative launches new strategy On October 6, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) launched its strategy for 2021-2026 “End Malaria Faster.” The strategy will contribute to the global goals of saving more than four million lives and preventing over one billion cases of malaria by 2025 by focusing on five areas:…

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Advocacy Updates ~ September 27, 2021

Administration News White House releases American Pandemic Preparedness Plan On September 3, President Joe Biden released the American Pandemic Preparedness Plan. The plan focuses on strengthening global health security and pandemic preparedness, and lays out the administration’s thinking regarding a multilateral financing mechanism around these issues. The administration commits to lean forward and catalyze the…

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