Daily Archives: January 20, 2011

USAID’s Shah taking steps to improve oversight, increase transparency

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Marking a year in at his post as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Rajiv Shah addressed a packed audience Wednesday regarding the “Modern Development Enterprise,” and detailing the agency’s ambitious reform agenda – USAID Forward. Oversight and transparency will be key features.

112th Congress & Global Health: Additional Profiles of Key Republican House Leaders

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This article is a follow-up to an earlier post to Science Speaks exploring Republican members of the new Congress who are key players in global health policy and funding.

Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ), Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) are examined, including their voting records on key legislation such as whether or not they supported the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR.