Monthly Archives: February 2019

Weighing the options for evaluation data: Are routine health data enough?

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The following is a guest post by Emily Weaver, PhD, of MEASURE Evaluation Health projects and donors in low-resource countries increasingly aim to leverage existing data to evaluate strategies and programs. Under the right circumstances, this approach can produce faster results and capitalize on investments already made in data systems. Both are worthy goals. Existing […]

116th Congress: Three new Democrats, one new Republican bring a range of inspirations to LHHS House Appropriations Subcommittee

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The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies oversees spending at HHS agencies that include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. With new members that include the author of one of the first comprehensive legislative acts responding to AIDS in America, a […]

116th Congress: Meet the new Republican, two new Democrats on the House Appropriations State and Foreign Operations subcommittee

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With oversight of funding for the State Department, and, with that, for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and for USAID, the House Appropriations subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations and related programs plays a pivotal role in American leadership of global infectious disease responses. With the Democratic majority the subcommittee gets two […]

116th Congress: House Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health gets four new Democrats, two new Republicans

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With regional oversight of political relations with Africa, as well as oversight of international health and human rights issues and responses, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations is pivotal to informing Congress, policies and funding supporting action to control, contain and end the impacts of HIV, […]

With promise to “eliminate the HIV epidemic,” and “defeat AIDS in America and beyond,” administration raises questions about policies

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While plan will target 48 “hot spots” with services, and people at high risks with PrEP, will it change policies that fuel HIV? More details are available today on plans to “eliminate the HIV epidemic,” announced by the president in his State of the Union address last night, and while they raise new questions as […]

PEPFAR partners reveal HIV prevention service cuts from expanded “Mexico City Policy,” as organizations endorse act to end its restrictions

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“Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule, is hitting services for young women the hardest, survey finds When the Trump administration State Department began to enforce a newly reinstated, and greatly expanded version of the restrictions on health information provided by U.S.-funded overseas organizations known as the “Mexico […]