Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

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 […]

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 […]