In September, this 300-bed Ebola treatment unit, funded by the U.S., was under construction in Monrovia, Liberia's capital.
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February 10, 2015 A poll shows that Americans have no clue about the percent of the budget pie that is directed to foreign aid. But maybe it's not our fault.
February 7, 2013 Money to fight HIV and tuberculosis worldwide went through a huge growth in the early 2000s. But donations have plateaued in the past few years, economists say, as governments tighten their budgets. The U.S. is still the biggest contributor to global health, giving about $10 billion in 2010.
Aug. 28: A flooded road in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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October 23, 2012 The aid does not appear to be helping to mend U.S.-Pakistan relations, however, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
March 9, 2011 Policymakers need a better way to communicate to voters how small a part foreign aid is to spending. Maybe having Charlie Sheen send a tweet out could work. Then again, maybe not. Still, there must be an approach that would clear up the confusion on this issue.
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