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Panel members: Policy stemming from PEPFAR evaluation needs to integrate “earthquake” that happened in its midst

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When a report evaluating the impact of the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief produces recommendations that give little weight to the most recent major scientific breakthrough in HIV research, what will its impact on policy be? That ended up being one of the central questions in a panel discussion April 30, at the Center […]

Getting Global Health on the Congressional Agenda

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Can Congress help stoke the interest in—and effectiveness of—university global health programs? Who better to take up that question than John Porter, a former member of Congress who chaired the House appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over NIH. Porter challenged the university global health leaders at this week’s Consortium of Universities for Global Health meeting, held […]

IOM says US Should Commit $15 billion to Global Health by 2012

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In its much-anticipated report on America’s role in addressing global health, the Institute of Medicine called on President Obama to appoint a sort of global health czar and urged both the administration and Congress to invest $15 billion in global health by 2012. “Especially during this time when the global economy is under pressure, attention […]