The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has released a new report to Congress, “Health-Related Research and Development Activities at USAID” – the final annual update on the results of the USAID 2006-10 health research strategy. The report is being released in sections over a five-week period, and the HIV/AIDS chapter is now available for […]
Bishops, rabbis and pastors across the U.S. sent a letter to the President Monday making the case for increased funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and U.S. contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. President Obama is poised to make his fiscal year (FY) 2012 budget request […]
Data from a new WorldPublicOpinion.org/Knowledge Networks poll showing that Americans overestimate federal money devoted to foreign aid. Global health programs took a huge financial hit last week when the Senate failed to pass an omnibus spending bill for fiscal year (FY) 2011, mainly because of united Republican opposition and the need for a 60-vote supermajority. […]
Despite uncertain funding, the Global Fund Board has decided to issue a call for proposals for Round 11, which will launch on Aug. 15, 2011 with a submission due date for applicants of Dec. 15, 2011. The board recently concluded its 22nd meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. This is a later launch date than health advocates […]
In a half-page ad in the print edition of Thursday’s Politico newspaper, 25 prominent leaders in public health called on President Barack Obama to remember the vital importance of global AIDS funding when finalizing his budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2012. The Obama Administration is currently making final decisions on their budget, which will be […]
At a town hall meeting Wednesday morning with a packed auditorium of Department of State employees, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) – dedicating the report to the late diplomatic envoy Richard Holbrooke, noting his “insistence that we back up our words with […]
Some disappointing news has emerged from the Technical Review Panel (TRP), the body of experts that considers requests for resources from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Only 44 percent of the HIV proposals submitted for Round Ten were successful. In a pattern consistent with previous rounds, the TB proposals and the malaria proposals were much more successful, 54 and 79 percent respectively. (Note: These figures include resources for crosscutting health systems strengthening.)