Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

(Updated) Michel Kazatchkine to step down as head of the Global Fund

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Updated 3:30 pm EASTERN Dr. Michel Kazatchkine – executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria –  announced Tuesday that he will be resigning from his post in mid-March. A statement from Kazatchkine posted today on The Global Fund website explains Kazatchine’s decision was motivated by the appointment of a managing […]

USAID engages higher education and research institutions to help solve development problems

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new initiative to recruit higher education and research institutions to improve the agency’s and the broader development community’s ability to solve large development problems. “We hope to bring together all components of the campus from engineering to anthropology, from global health to entrepreneurship, and from […]

Experts give a status report on development assistance for health

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In 2011, donors provided $27.73 billion for development assistance for health – a marginal increase over 2010. Nevertheless the current growth trajectory over the last three years is more akin to the growth of health assistance in the 1990s than the dramatic upswing in aid seen in the first decade of the 21st century.  Christopher […]

HHS Releases New Global Health Strategy

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) joined with the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) last week to discuss the department’s first ever global health strategy, outlined in a new report.  HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discussed the department’s burgeoning commitment to asserting its role in improving the health and well-being of people around the […]