Although the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 appropriations process is still ongoing, it is time to begin thinking about the FY17 budget. With input from the global health advocacy community, GHC has provided its recommendations and justifications for key global health accounts to the Office of Management and Budget, the federal agency which helps the President…

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With the end of the current fiscal year looming on the horizon, there are few working weeks left for Congress to pass appropriation bills. The State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill is no longer expected to be voted on in the House, and it’s unlikely that any appropriations bill will go to the Senate floor.…

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The 114th Congress convened earlier this month and with it comes new committee assignments. With the Republicans now in the majority in the Senate, most of the shake up will be in that chamber. Notable changes include: Senate Appropriations: Thad Cochran (R-MS) will be the Chairman and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) will be Ranking Member. The…

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This post was written by Loyce Pace Bass, MPH, Director of Health Policy and Cameron Krier, JD, MPH, Director of Federal Relations at LIVESTRONG Foundation. Legislation recently passed to renew the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program included language that represents an important first step in assessing emerging health threats that could impact the program.…

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Big news today, as this week both the Senate and House have passed the PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) Stewardship and Oversight Act.  The Act extends the program for another five years – through 2018, supporting international aid efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  Since it’s establishment in 2003, PEPFAR has directly…

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Last week, world leaders gathered in New York City to discuss a variety of global issues including the future of global health and the progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  In a joint statement – released by the WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF, and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health…

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The new GHC Board of Directors, whom were elected last December, met February 13 and 14 to take initial steps toward re-establishing GHC as a leading voice for global health.

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GHC Senior Policy Manager Craig Moscetti breaks down the President’s global health budget numbers President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2013 budget request yesterday, showing an essential flat-line in international affairs funding, but a $300 million cut to U.S. global health programs, a 4% decrease from levels enacted last year. Most global health issues were…

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The latest snapshot on global health financing is in. Dr. Chris Murray and colleagues from The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation presented today the findings from IHME’s third annual report on global health financing, titled Financing Global Health 2011: Continued growth as MDG deadline approaches. Yes, the report states the well-known trend that global health financing has transitioned out of the “massive scale-up phase” (many arguing with huge consequences) and into a period of slower growth, similar to that seen during the 1990’s. But some of the latest tracking data shed light on some interesting trends, prompting many key questions.

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