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CDC, State Department urge Congress to take action on Zika funding before summer break

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In February, when the Obama Administration proposed a $1.9 billion package to respond to the Zika outbreak, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden heard it might take three months for Congress to approve it, and he was shocked. Five months later, with the Zika supplemental bill still mired in bipartisan gridlock while […]

Global Center Weighs in on GHI Blueprint

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The Center for Global Health Policy has detailed its concerns with the Obama Administration’s proposed Global Health Initiative (GHI), raising particular questions about how U.S. efforts to combat global HIV and tuberculosis would fare under this new approach to global health. At issue is a “Consultation Document” the State Department released on Feb. 1, with […]

Lawsuit Prompts State Dept. To Change Discriminatory HIV Policy

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There was another small but significant victory in the battle against HIV-related discrimination this week, when the State Department agreed to overturn its policy barring HIV-positive people from working with agency contractors. The decision to nix that prohibition was part of a settlement in a lawsuit filed by a U.S. Army veteran who had been […]

Ambassador Verveer Hosts Forum on Gender Integration and HIV

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The Global Center’s Christine Lubinski and David Bryden attended a State Department forum on HIV and gender Thursday. Here’s their report: “HIV has a woman’s face.”  That statement was part of Melanne Verveer’s opening remarks Thursday at a State Department forum. Verveer, the Obama  Administration’s ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, highlighted the now well-known facts […]