Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Strengthen healthcare systems while fighting Ebola, responders tell Congress

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Ebola responders returning from West Africa told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday that strengthening healthcare systems in Ebola affected countries must be a priority in the global response to the outbreak, both as part of recovery and long-term strategy. “People are not just dying from Ebola, they’re dying from malaria and […]

As “most improved” for transparency among U.S. agencies, PEPFAR is one to watch in 2015

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With obstacles to information on how the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief planned, spent, and tallied the worth of its funding earning the world’s largest public health initiative a “very poor” rating last year on the 2013 Aid Transparency Index — well below the U.S. Military —  the agency’s “fair” rating earned this […]

Uganda Parliament committee tries again with bill that would criminalize HIV prevention services

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“An act to prohibit the promotion of unnatural sexual practices; to criminalise funding for purposes of promoting unnatural sexual practices . . .” A Bill for an Act ENTITLED THE PROHIBITION OF PROMOTION OF UNNATURAL SEXUAL PRACTICES BILL, 2014 The latest draft of a bill targeting “unnatural sexual practices” from a Uganda Parliament committee seeking […]