This blog was cross-posted from Frontline Health Workers Coalition and written by Scott Weathers, IntraHealth International and Frontline Health Workers Coalition Reps. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) introduced H. Res. 419, “Recognizing the Importance of Frontline Health Workers” today in the U.S. House of Representatives. According to the WHO, as of 2015, at least 400…

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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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Family planning may be one of the best bargains in the world when it comes to investments in health Pape Amadou Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth International, spent yesterday on Capitol Hill talking about the importance of family planning in West Africa, including his native Senegal. He has three decades of leadership in international health…

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United States investments in global malaria control are making a difference, due in large part to the successes of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Several weeks ago, delivering the Barnes Global Health Lecture at the National Institutes of Health, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah touted PMI as “one…

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This post was written by Legislative Associate Chris Bennett. With the ascension of Dr. Rajiv Shah to the top job at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the obvious next question is how effective will he be? For months the development community has been clamoring for a nominee to lead the struggling agency and…

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On April 2, the Global Health Council held a Congressional Briefing on The Global Health Landscape in 2009-2010 to identify critical global health issues over the next two years and some of the key policy considerations that will confront the 111th Congress. Speakers: Ruth Levine, Committee on the US Commitment to Global Health, Institute of Medicine & Vice…

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