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Doctor, Ag Official Tapped to Head USAID

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The White House has finally moved to fill the top slot at USAID—with a doctor no less—ending months of angst and speculation about who would take that long-vacant post. Media reports indicate that President Obama will tap Rajiv Shah, MD, currently a senior official at the Department of Agriculture whose portfolio includes food security, to […]

Global Center Weighs In On House Foreign Policy Overhaul

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The Center for Global Health Policy has put in its two cents (and more) on how the House Foreign Affairs Committee should move forward with plans to overhaul US foreign assistance. In a nutshell, our recommendations are: Make global health a priority in any revamp of foreign aid. Protect the power and independence of the […]

Crunch Time for Shaping House Foreign Assistance Overhaul

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Congress is out of session, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing cooking in Washington. Indeed, when it comes to global health issues, this week could prove pivotal. That’s because the House Foreign Affairs Committee set a Friday deadline for feedback from the advocacy community on its plans to overhaul US foreign assistance. The House committee’s […]

Will Infectious Diseases Get Slighted in Foreign Assistance Overhaul?

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Congress is preparing to give US foreign assistance a dramatic make-over, and at least one initial outline does not bode well for efforts to combat infectious diseases in the developing world. The House Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday released a “concept paper” detailing the panel’s ideas for overhauling foreign aid reform and the US Agency for […]