2014 Spending Plan Reflects U.S. Priorities

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer The United States will provide $49 billion in funding for 2014 commitments to allies, contributions to the United Nations and international organizations, the global fight against HIV/AIDS, and support for global Internet freedom programs. The
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To Win Fight Against AIDS, We Must First Defeat TB

This blog post by Cheri Vincent, chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at the U.S. Agency for International Development's Global Health Bureau, was published on the USAID website on December 3. There are no republication restrictions for use by U.S. embassies. To Win the Fight Against AIDS, We Must (more...)

U.S. Congress Supports PEPFAR into Its Second Decade

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The U.S. Congress has made quick work of legislation that extends the life of the nation’s 10-year-old program targeting the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, the most extensive campaign a nation ever has mounted against a single disease. Without controversy, the U.S. House and Senate on November (more...)

US Helps Russia With Population Problems

When USAID began working in Russia in 1992, the population was 150 million; it has since dropped to 142 million and is projected to fall below 100 million by 2050. This demographic decline is due in part to high rates of maternal and infant mortality. While Russian rates are much (more...)

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