Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Global health programs see little rise; family planning slashed in Senate subcommittee bill

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The Senate State and Foreign Operations subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee followed the House’s example this week and proposed flat funding for most global health programs for fiscal year 2016, with the exception of family planning, which saw the same large cut as it did in the House Appropriations Committee bill last month. The bill […]

Programs to improve sex workers’ economic chances succeed and reduce health risks when led by peers, supported by community, study finds

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Alternative sources of income foster sex worker health and safety, but efforts fall short in Africa, according to regional report The donor-jargon name is “economic empowerment,” but it refers to something many in that world take for granted: The basic components for financial stability that are out of reach for people whose resources are limited […]

Elusive and crucial, data bring accountability and results in global health

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A friend from MEASURE Evaluation at Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, sent this video along following the recent Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health Summit, convened by USAID, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization. This is MEASURE Evaluation’s 3-minute take on what they discussed and why progress depends on knowing […]