Posts Tagged ‘USAID’

Site Visit to Lyantonde: East Africa Opens My Eyes (1/2)

This is a guest post, written by Bob Leone, Lead, Outreach and Communications, Global Health Fellows Program II, a program led by the Public Health Institute.  This is the first of two posts.   The streets funneling into the bus terminal in central Kampala churn and heave with activity: men congregate on corners talking and…

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President Obama's FY2013 Budget Request Leaves Global Health Goals in Doubt

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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Voices on Ownership: Aministrator Rajiv Shah

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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Pay for Performance: The View from Mozambique, Senegal and DRC

This guest blog was written by Lindsay Morgan of Health Systems 20/20, Broad Branch Associates. A shift is taking place in the global health community. Pay for performance (P4P), an umbrella term for any program that transfers money or material goods conditioned on taking a measurable action or achieving a predetermined target, has been gaining…

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Q & A With Dr. Gita Ramjee, South African Medical Research Council

John Donnelly interviews Dr. Gita Ramjee, the director of the South African Medical Research Council’s HIV prevention program. Dr. Gita Ramjee is a world-renowned scientist specializing in HIV prevention, treatment, and care. Dr. Ramjee is the director of the South African Medical Research Council‘s HIV prevention program and has been involved in the clinical trials of…

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Q & A With Dr. Alex Dehgan, USAID

John Donnelly interviews Dr. Alex Dehgan the science and technology advisor to the administrator of USAID. Dr. Alex Dehgan, PhD, MSc, JD, is the science and technology advisor to the administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and heads the office of science and technology within the new bureau of policy, planning, and learning. He…

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Our Most Popular Blogs of 2010

The blogs that were most read in this space in 2010 are an eclectic and somewhat surprising bunch. The champion as of Dec. 31, by quite a wide margin, is one on the intersection of family planning and faith. In fact, that blog has been Number 1 all year (although it had the advantage of…

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IMA World Health's First 50 years

WASHINGTON, DC — When the earthquake hit Haiti Jan. 12, Rick Santos, president and CEO of IMA World Health, and two IMA colleagues were trapped under the rubble of the Hotel Montana in the hills overlooking Port-au-Prince for two days. They weren’t sure they would make it out. You can hear Mr. Santos describe the experience in this…

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Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Maternal and Child Health

This guest blog was written by Aaron Emmel, government affairs officer, and Arianna Levitus, policy and advocacy associate,  both with PATH. WASHINGTON, DC — Smita Baruah, director of government relations at the Global Health Council, introduced a briefing on Capitol Hill Monday by saying that she hoped the discussion on public-private partnerships (PPPs) to improve…

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Keeping a Better Watch Over Maternal, Newborn, Child Health

This is a guest blog written by Arianna Levitus, policy and advocacy associate with PATH, one of the sponsors of the event held today. WASHINGTON, DC — “This is a pivotal month, in a pivotal year, when the world will take stock of promises made to women and children,” Sallie Craig Huber, global lead for…

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