May 16, 2022

US: CAP calls on Congress to act on Social Determinants of Health during National Minority Health Month

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For National Minority Health Month this April, the CAP calls for Congress to act on legislation that addresses the social determinants of health in the United States WASHINGTON—For National Minority Health Month this April, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) calls for Congress to act on legislation that addresses the social determinants of health in […]

Belize secures US$25 million from the World Bank for Climate-Resilient Agriculture

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WASHINGTON, March 14, 2022 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved financing of US$25 million for the Belize Climate Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture Project, which will aim to increase food production capacity and the adoption of climate-smart agricultural approaches among project beneficiaries. The project will provide over 7,000 farmers with weather data and […]

Global community steps up with $93 billion support package to boost resilient recovery in World’s poorest countries

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– $23.5 billion in donor contributions to IDA, World Bank fund for the poor WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2021 – The World Bank today announced a $93 billion replenishment package of the International Development Association (IDA) to help low-income countries respond to the COVID-19 crisis and build a greener, more resilient, and inclusive future. The financing brings together $23.5 billion of contributions from 48 high- and […]

US: CAP Statement in support of the protecting Medicare and American farmers from Sequester Cuts Act

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CAP supports the introduction and swift passage of the Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act that would mitigate the impact of various payment cuts on pathologists. WASHINGTON – The College of American Pathologists President Emily E. Volk, MD, FCAP, released the following statement in support and urges quick passage of the Protecting Medicare […]

Learning losses from COVID-19 could cost this generation of students close to $17 trillion in lifetime earnings

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World Bank-UNESCO-UNICEF report lays out the magnitude of the education crisis  WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 6, 2021—This generation of students now risks losing $17 trillion in lifetime earnings in present value, or about 14 percent of today’s global GDP, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic-related school closures, according to a new report published today by the World […]

CAP Statement on the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021

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022 Medicare Cuts, Rep. Ami Bera, MD, and Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD, Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021 WASHINGTON – CAP President Emily E. Volk, MD, FCAP released the following statement on the introduction of the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021 in the House of Representatives: “The CAP thanks Rep. Ami Bera, MD, and Rep. […]

Remittance Flows Register Robust 7.3 Percent Growth in 2021

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From The World Bank WASHINGTON, Nov 17, 2021 — Remittances to low- and middle-income countries are projected to have grown a strong 7.3 percent to reach $589 billion in 2021. This return to growth is more robust than earlier estimates and follows the resilience of flows in 2020 when remittances declined by only 1.7 percent despite […]

US: CAP objects to new rules implementing No Surprises Act

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The CAP strongly opposes new federal regulations that give insurance companies the upper hand during what should be an impartial independent dispute resolution. WASHINGTON – The College of American Pathologists (CAP) strongly opposes new federal regulations that give insurance companies the upper hand during what should be an impartial independent dispute resolution (IDR) process as set […]

US: CAP Statement on the Reintroduction of the VALID ACT

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CAP President Patrick Godbey, MD, FCAP, issued a statement regarding the reintroduction of the Verifying Accurate Leading-edge IVCT Development (VALID) Act of 2021. WASHINGTON—College of American Pathologists (CAP) President Patrick Godbey, MD, FCAP, issued the following regarding the reintroduction of the Verifying Accurate Leading-edge IVCT Development (VALID) Act of 2021. Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and […]

New Grant approved for Guyana’s Education Sector

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WASHINGTON, June 23, 2021 – The World Bank approved a US$6.7 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the Guyana Education Sector Program Project. The project aims to improve learning in nursery schools, increase technology use in primary schools, and improve functionality of the national education management information system.   “Guyana’s education sector has made progress […]