Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

House bill threatens global health funding

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The House Appropriations Committee, led by Harold Rogers (R-KY), has proposed a bill that would set funding levels for fiscal year (FY) 2011— the current fiscal year ending September 30, 2011 —called a Continuing Resolution. It would cut total discretionary spending by $61 billion compared with FY2010 base levels and fall $100 billion below the […]

USAID Administrator discusses “transformational goals” to include curing 2.4 million infected with TB

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In a prestigious lecture to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientific community Tuesday, U.S. Agency on International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah spoke about efficiencies that can be gained under the Global Health Initiative (GHI) and a renewed focus on “facilitating a continuum of invention and innovation from bench to bush,” at the agency.