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The Most Important Thing We Can Do To Save Millions Of Lives

Bill Gates | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home
Bill Gates

If the world comes together on a plan for financing development, the impact on health and development will be enormous.

Impact of Global Health Cuts Alarming, But Not Alarmist

Joanne Carter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Joanne Carter

According to Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, budget cuts proposed by the House would "lead to 70,000 kids dying" by scaling back on things like malaria and immunization programs.

April Fool's Month

Ben Grossman-Cohen | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Ben Grossman-Cohen

April fools is for laughs and kicks. But the pranks should stop when it comes to cutting life saving assistance.

Amanda Terkel

Interview With Ousted State Dept. Spokesman P.J. Crowley | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite resigning as State Department spokesman on March 13, P.J. Crowley remains deeply concerned about the effect that deep cuts to th...

Once Dead, Now Fully Alive: How Foreign Aid Is Making a Difference in Zambia

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Home
World Vision

By Miyon Kautz, World Vision Zambia I have been paying taxes my entire adult life. But I never saw those tax dollars put to such good use until thre...

Cuts That Kill: The Senate Must Restore Global Health Funding

Joanne Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Carter

A House-proposed bill proposes deep cuts to some of the most effective investments the US makes globally, including a drastic 40 percent reduction for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

For Want of a Nail: Foreign Aid Cuts Will Harm U.S. Influence

Michael Lieberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Lieberman

As our enemies seek to put American influence in a coffin, they won't want for nails -- with Iraq, New START, gays in the military and now proposed foreign assistance cuts, the GOP is blithely handing them out.

Shining Star Spotlights on Places We Might Not See

Manisha Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Manisha Singh

Many activists appear before policy makers urging increased funding for foreign aid causes. One of the key things to remember is what Mr. Clooney said -- money is not always the answer.

Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE USA, on Empowering Women and Girls Worldwide

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

In a recent in-depth interview with Gayle, we discussed her advice to President Obama on foreign aid and future challenges and opportunities for the international development sector.

A Hospital in Egypt

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Philip Neches

In the Beltway's scandal of the day, the New York Times reports that Egypt's military duped the US military into paying for a commercial, civilian hos...

The Budget Line Neither Party's Willing To Defend: Foreign Aid

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Chen

The country's social safety net isn't the only net that's getting shredded in the budget battle. Somewhere in Senegal, the thin mesh that shields a poor family from a worldwide scourge faces an arguably deadlier cut.

Presidents Calderon and Obama: Frank Words and Actions Needed to Stem Violence in Mexico

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Haugaard

Curbing organized violence involves thorny issues that will not be resolved overnight. For the U.S., it means tackling drug treatment and prevention, and halting the flow of guns and cash.

Evangelicals Push Back On Proposed Budget Cuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service Balancing the federal budget at the expense of the poor would be un-Christian, evangelical leaders warned C...

Republicans and Democrats Agree: Cut Aid for Poor People, Not Israel

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Medea Benjamin

As Republicans and Democrats propose cuts in programs that actually benefit their constituents, they agree there's one area of the budget that's not to be touched: the annual $3 billion subsidy taxpayers provide to the Israeli military.

How Rajiv Shah Can Buck the System: 5 Tips from the Frontlines of Conflict and Development

Jeremy Konyndyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeremy Konyndyk

Administrator Shah is right to argue for the relevance -- even indispensability -- of USAID in stabilizing fragile states. Here is what he needs to do to make that vision a reality.

Charity Or Closet Cleaning? NFL's Unsellable T-Shirt Donation May Do More Harm Than Good

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cathleen Falsani

After the Pittsburgh Steelers lost the Super Bowl, the NFL was stuck with thousands of pre-printed T-shirts heralding the Steelers as champs. The league donated them to World Vision. But is that smart aid?

South Africa to Launch a Development Aid Agency

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vijaya Ramachandran

This is a joint post with Julie Walz. South Africa announced last month that it will launch its own development aid agency in 2011 - the South Afric...

Egypt's Environmental Future

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Little thought has been given to how difficult it is for a fledgling democracy to flourish should its population be subject to a severe chronic food shortage. Nutritional instability can lead to political instability, and Egypt is more than half way there.

Health Diplomacy Is Critical to U.S. Foreign Policy

Tommy G. Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tommy G. Thompson

Health diplomacy must be institutionalized as a critical component of U.S. foreign policy. Global health is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue. It is the moral responsibility and strategic concern of every freedom-loving citizen of the world.

Bill Gates: Americans Don't Know The Global Impact Of U.S. Generosity

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ordinary Americans are saving millions of lives worldwide every year -- they just don't know it yet. Global deaths by malaria have dropped from 1,000,...

Global Fund Deserves Our Support

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Working with the Global Fund, CRS has treated more than 2 million children in Benin for malaria and distributed nearly 3 million mosquito nets in Niger.

Delivering Aid Differently

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Otaviano Canuto

In the future, the new realities of the aid environment need to be confronted head on. Any meaningful institutional changes must target aid impact and reach.

Colonial Britain, Neocolonial America?

Michael Vlahos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Vlahos

It's time to confront the truth that even the British Empire's rule in Egypt led to a far more positive and civilized outcome than the despotic parasitism nurtured by the U.S. "alliance relationship" throughout the region.

Rand Paul In 2012? Senator Would Run For President 'If Nominated' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Friday that it was premature for him to consider running for president, but that he would would be willing to tak...

Where Was Obama Amidst All the Violence?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

Some would have us believe it was beyond the power of the Obama administration to stop the violence, because the leverage of the administration on the Egyptian military was limited. But this doesn't pass the laugh test.