Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Breaking News: House Subcommittee Funds PEPFAR and Global TB Higher than President’s Request

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The House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations posted its draft bill last night with better funding levels for PEPFAR and global TB than those proposed by the Obama Administration for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2015. According to the draft and conversations with Hill sources, PEPFAR funding through the State Department would […]

USAID’s 50 Years of Global Health charts changing priorities, offers history in progress and “catalogue of lessons”

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In the decade that the United States Agency for International Development began its work in global health, life expectancy in low-income countries averaged about 43 years, about 240 of every thousand children died before the age of five, and no records existed of maternal mortality rates. HIV was unheard of. A half century later, with […]