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Obama Must 'Urgently' Appoint 'Strong' USAID Leader

August 14, 2009

According to a Lancet editorial examining USAID, though there is "deep involvement" from the State Department, "without a strong leader" at USAID, there is "justifiable fear" that programs could be "directed to achieve short-term political gain." The Lancet writes, "[a]ll the building blocks are in place" with President Obama's expanded global health initiative and a recent proposal to overhaul U.S. foreign aid. However, "Obama's preoccupation with U.S. health-care reform must not distract him from urgently and speedily finding and appointing a strong candidate to competently lead USAID," the journal concludes (8/15). 

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