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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33250 - International Population Assistance and Family Planning Programs: Issues for Congress
21-Sep-2007; Luisa Blanchfield ; 22 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 6, 2006

On February 6, 2006, the Administration submitted to Congress the FY2007 budget request, including funds proposed for family planning/reproductive health programs. The approximate $357 million request marks the first time duri.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Since 1965, the U.S. government has supported international population planning based on principles of volunteerism and informed choice that gives participants access to information on all methods of birth control. This policy, however, has generated contentious debate for over two decades, r.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Population, International, Information

go directly to report, PDF _ RL32703 - The U.N. Population Fund: Background and the U.S. Funding Debate
20-Sep-2007; Luisa Blanchfield ; 36 p.
Update: Previous releases:
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Abstract: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), established in 1969, is the world’s largest source of population and reproductive health programs and the principal unit within the United Nations for global population issues. In 2005, the organization provided services in some 126 developing and t.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Population, International, Information
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33396 - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Progress Report and Issues for Congress
11-Jun-2007; Tiaji Salaam-Blyther ; 22 p.
Abstract: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent foundation that seeks to attract and rapidly disburse new resources in developing countries aimed at countering the three diseases. The Fund is a financing vehicle, not an impleme.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Population, Information
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33871 - Foreign Countries’ Response to the Avian Influenza (H5N1) Virus: Current Status
1-Mar-2007; Emma Chanlett-Avery (Coordinator); 15 p.
Abstract: This report highlights recent efforts by affected countries to control the spread of the avian influenza (H5N1) virus. Included is statistical information on confirmed human cases and deaths through February 27, 2007. For more background information on earlier efforts by these countries and inter.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Population
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33145 - Pandemic Influenza: Domestic Preparedness Efforts
20-Feb-2007; Sarah A. Lister; 40 p.
Update: February 20, 2007.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: In 1997, a new avian influenza (“flu”) virus emerged in Asia and jumped directly from birds to humans, killing six people. The virus has since spread to more than 50 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa, where it has killed millions of birds and infected more than 270 people, killing more than 16.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Population
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33236 - Education-Related Hurricane Relief: Legislative Action
25-Jan-2007; Rebecca R. Skinner, Charmaine Mercernzi, Paul M. Irwin, David P. Smole,Richard N. Apling, and Jeffrey J. Kuenzi; 29 p.
Update: 08/29/2006.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: This report provides an overview of the waivers that have been granted by the Department of Education in response to the Gulf Coast hurricanes; three public laws that have been enacted, specifically to provide financial relief to postsecondary students and institutions of higher education; and ed.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Legislative, Population
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33485 - U.S. International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and U.S. International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Spending: FY2004-FY2007
28-Dec-2006; Tiaji Salaam-Blyther; 14 p.
Abstract: On January 28, 2003, during his State of the Union Address, President George Bush proposed that the United States spend $15 billion over five years to combat HIV/AIDS through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The President proposed that most of the spending on PEPFAR progra.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: General Interest, Federal Agencies, Population
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22235 - Disaster Evacuation and Displacement Policy: Issues for Congress
17-Aug-2006; Keith Bea; 6 p.
Abstract: The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina reached beyond the borders of the states directly affected by the wind, rain, and floods. Before the storm reached the coast, thousands of residents of Louisiana and Mississippi evacuated to other states, including Texas and Oklahoma. As a result, Presi.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Legislative, Government, Population
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32792 - Life Expectancy in the United States
3-Mar-2005; Laura B. Shrestha; 32 p.
Update: June 3, 2005 Previous releases:

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Abstract: As a result of falling age-specific mortality, life expectancy rose dramatically in the United States over the past century. Preliminary data for 2003 show that life expectancy at birth for the total population has reached an all-time American high level, 77.6 years, up from 49.2 years at the turn o.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Population
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22056 - Native American Issues in the 109th Congress
5-Jun-2006; Roger Walke; 6 p.
Update: August 28, 2006

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Abstract: Native American issues before Congress are numerous and diverse, covering such areas as federal recognition of tribes, trust land acquisition, gambling regulation, education, jails, economic development, welfare reform, homeland security, tribal jurisdiction, highway construction, taxation, and m.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, Population, General Interest

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