On Thursday, May 12, the Senate reached a bipartisan deal to fund the fight against Zika at $1.1 billion. The funding package will be an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill, which is expected to be considered on the Senate floor next week. Two additional amendments to fund the Zika response…

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This blog was cross-posted from Global Health Technologies Coalition, and written by Stephen Higgs, American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and Erin Will Morton, GHTC.  April showers bring standing pools of water, the onset of mosquito season, and a new wariness of getting bitten. In 1999, we were caught off guard when the West Nile virus first appeared…

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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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Late last week Congress passed a $1.1 trillion “cromnibus” (so called because a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the Department of Homeland Security was combined with an omnibus made up of the remaining 11 appropriations bills) to fund the U.S. government through the end of FY2015. In addition to including funding for global health programs…

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A new Kaiser Family Foundation report finds 135 different U.S.-based non-government organizations (NGOs) received U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding in 2013 to implement U.S. global health programs on the ground. The report aims to shed light on the extent of the role of NGOs in carrying out U.S. global health programs. Ninety-one percent…

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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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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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The second of a series of pieces on country ownership by John Donnelly features Ethiopia Minister of Health Tedros Ghebreyesus This is the second of a series of perspective pieces on country ownership from the “Advancing Country Ownership for Greater Results” roundtable organized last week by the Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health (MLI), a program of…

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USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah weighs in on the issue of country ownership during a roundtable organized by MLI This is the first of a series of perspective pieces on country ownership from the “Advancing Country Ownership for Greater Results” roundtable organized last week by the Ministerial Leadership Initiative for Global Health (MLI), a program of Aspen Global…

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