Tag Archives: Rajiv Shah

Rajiv Shah moves on, leaving mixed legacy, lingering questions

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In November 2009, with a Congress contemplating a foreign aid overhaul, the news that a physician had just been named to take the long-vacant helm at the United States Agency for International Development came as a heartening sign to global health advocates. It was a sign, advocates hoped, that aggressive action against diseases that prey […]

$45 million TB cut will not affect “aggregate U.S. support,” Shah says

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But doesn’t explain how  . . . When USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah went to Congress to discuss the Obama administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2015, he began with remarks in which he made no mention of tuberculosis and aside from a mention of “creating an AIDS-free generation,” made no mention of the global […]

The Year in Global Health: Top 10 stories in HIV, TB around the world

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HIV, TB research, funding, policy developments, setbacks of 2013 lay out promises and challenges for 2014 The PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act – In a year when Congress couldn’t even keep the Panda-cam on, expectations for the future of the legislation that launched PEPFAR and that was set to expire this year were low. The […]

Legislators to Shah: Really? Cuts to TB, HIV efforts aren’t a problem?

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In the budget-cutting environment that characterizes the current Congress, it is not often you will see legislators from both parties urging a foreign aid director to voice the need for more funds, but that is what happened last week. While members of Congress emphasized during hearings last week the importance of robust U.S. support for […]

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 […]