By Jen Maurer, Sr. Policy Associate
In January, RESULTS Educational Fund organized an educational trip to Bangladesh and India for congressional staffers who work on global health and foreign affairs. The purpose of these educational trips is to provide congressional staff with a firsthand experience of the progress and challenges faced by developing countries trying to addressing these issues, as well as the impact of U.S. government support for these programs. The trip included field visits and discussions with officials from the governments of Bangladesh and India, relevant U.S. government officials, and civil society organizations and advocates. Read More.
By Rachel Leonard, 2010 Spring Intern
The PBS newsmagazine show NOW will air a documentary on maternal mortality in Haiti tonight, Friday, January 29. Read More.
By John Fawcett, Legislative Director
Amid the outpouring of support for Haiti, one offer of assistance was met with suspicion by many debt cancellation advocates. The IMF announced an emergency $100 million loan to Haiti to aid in earthquake recovery and reconstruction. While funding for recovery and reconstruction is sorely needed, loans that create additional debt (rather than grants, which do not have to be repaid) are an unacceptable response to this humanitarian disaster. Read More.
By Blair Hinderliter
ACTION (Advocacy to Control Tuberculosis Internationally) is pleased to announce the hiring of Emily Wainwright as Project Director. The announcement culminates an extensive global search for a project director for this cutting edge global TB advocacy project, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and now operates in eight countries. Read More.