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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The Silent Burden: Maternal Mental Health and the Importance of Engaging Faith Actors

Organized by USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership The Silent Burden: Maternal Mental Health and the Importance of Engaging Faith Actors February 3, 2022 RSVP Mental health lacks proper attention in the health sector, both in funding and response, despite its high prevalence rate. The perinatal period is a particularly crucial time to address mental health concerns as it is associated…

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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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UN Global Humanitarian Overview 2022 Launch with Samantha Power and Martin Griffiths

Organized CSIS UN Global Humanitarian Overview 2022 Launch with Samantha Power and Martin Griffiths December 2, 2021 RSVP On December 2, 2021, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will co-host the Washington DC launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2022 –…

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Overcoming the Barriers to Entry: How to Improve the Registration Process for Essential Medicines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?

Organized by Center for Global Development and USAID Overcoming the Barriers to Entry: How to Improve the Registration Process for Essential Medicines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries? November 30, 2021 RSVP PRESENTER Jane Briggs, Senior Principal Technical Advisor, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceuticals Services Program PANELLISTS Patricia Jodrey, Health Development…

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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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Fresh Takes: A conversation with stakeholders about doing business differently to secure sustainable NTD programs

Organized by USAID  Fresh Takes: A conversation with stakeholders about doing business differently to secure sustainable NTD programs October 6, 2021 RSVP A major focus of the next decade and beyond is ensuring sustainable national NTD programs. The success of the World Health Organization (WHO) ten year strategy or “Road Map” for NTDs depends on effective, sustainable…

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Local Means Local: Community Leadership and Facilitation in CLD

Organized by the Movement for Community-led Development (MCLD) Local Means Local: Community Leadership and Facilitation in CLD October 6, 2021 RSVP On behalf of The Movement for Community-led Development (MCLD), it is my pleasure to invite you to Local Means Local: Community Leadership and Facilitation in CLD, a two-part bi-lingual learning event to share the findings from phase 2…

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