Tag Archives: Rep. Barbara Lee

Paul Kasonkomona, Glenda Gray, a snapshot of global health funding . . . We’re reading about contributions that make a difference

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New era dawns for the South African MRC – At a Kaiser briefing Tuesday, a Global Fund representative talked about the “marathon,” rather than “sprint” to the time that countries’ HIV responses become self-sustaining. This Lancet article, with its story of the South African Medical Research Council’s “massive overhaul” in the last two years, and […]

PEPFAR Act: AIDS response’s next chapter begins with unanimous Congressional vote

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Rep. Barbara Lee: “When it comes to saving lives PEPFAR is a clear example of how we come together to do just that” By the time the House of Representatives began to take up the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013 Tuesday afternoon, the end was not in doubt. All the same, once lawmakers […]

PEPFAR Act assures five more years of U.S. HIV, TB responses

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Bipartisan, bicameral legislation extends U.S. Leadership Act, confirming ongoing commitments to PEPFAR and the Global Fund Proving that Congress can act, unified, swiftly and decisively, the United States Senate Monday unanimously passed legislation renewing authorization of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, and supporting the program’s goals. The PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of […]

Clinician scientists urge support for PEPFAR bill, while we’re reading about the high stakes of the U.S. global health response

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Update — The PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Bill of 2013: In spite of the government shutdown, hopes were high in the beginning of the month that the Senate would take action on a bill to extend the the United States global AIDS response. Senate Foreign Relations Committee leaders Robert Menendez and Bob Corker introduced S […]

Leadership of Senate Foreign Relations introduces “PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013”

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With the introduction of the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013 Senators Robert Menendez and Bob Corker launched a bill Tuesday that both tweaks and extends the authorities of the 2003 legislation that started the United States President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief. With House Foreign Affairs Committee leaders Reps. Ed Royce and Eliot […]

House Appropriations votes FY14 global health funding: adds PEPFAR requirements, tops Obama and Senate subcommittee TB number

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With the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief  facing a drop from fiscal year 2012 funding, the House Appropriations Committee added language from Rep. Barbara Lee to the funding bill it voted on today, requiring indicators to ensure that “country ownership” is pursued effectively and appropriately. The Committee proposed that three global health programs be […]

Turning 10, PEPFAR celebrates a million lifetimes of birthdays to come

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As a registered nurse in Tanzania, Tatu Msangi often gets to see the overwhelming relief that crosses the face of a woman living with HIV when she learns her newborn child is free of the virus. As a mother, Msangi remembers the feeling. Nearly nine years ago Msangi learned she had the virus that leads […]

Next step for Rice, lives with lasting legacies; we’re reading about global health advocacy and impact

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Rice to Replace Donilon in the Top National Security Post: As senior director for African affairs, and then assistant secretary of state for African affairs in the Clinton administration, Susan Rice was credited with pushing for a strong U.S. response to the global AIDS epidemic. In her current role as American ambassador to the United […]

As PEPFAR turns 10, we’re reading about growth, lessons, goals, and perils ahead

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The 10th anniversary this week of the day Congress signed the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief into law has prompted celebration, reflection, caution, and a look at the road travelled, in What We’re Reading . . . Ten Years of Saving Millions of Lives: “Landmark scientific advances, coupled with lessons learned from a decade […]

Global Health Appropriations: New Democrats on House State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee include returning champion of HIV response

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While two new members of House Appropriation Committee’s State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee profiled here yesterday voted first for and then against the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, one of the three profiled today is an unambiguous supporter of global health initiatives, having played a pivotal role in virtually all legislation guiding America’s HIV […]