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Governments, Donors Should Sustain South Africa’s TAC Organization, Others Like It

The Lancet: Appeal to global donors to save the Treatment Action Campaign Peter Piot of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Françoise Barré-Sinoussi of Institut Pasteur; Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Salim Abdool Karim of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), and Chris…

Ebola Epidemic Illustrates Why Water, Sanitation Key To Global Health, Development

The Hill: Ebola’s missing solution James Kowalski, dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City “…Without the resources to maintain basic personal hygiene, the foundational building block to health security is missing. The global water and sanitation crisis, ever-present in tens of thousands of villages…

NTD Expert Peter Hotez Named As U.S. Science Envoy

U.S. Department of State: Announcement of U.S. Science Envoys The State Department announced the names and area of expertise of four new U.S. science envoys, including Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, who will…

VanRoekel Speaks About Technology Infrastructure Building In Ebola-Hit West African Nations

FedScoop: VanRoekel talks firsthand of Ebola-plagued West Africa “Steven VanRoekel, about two months into his detail as chief innovation officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development and its battle against Ebola, recently spent seven days in Ebola-stricken Liberia. … ‘A region that was really the shining star of the…

Ebola Data Not Reliable Enough To Accurately Measure Progress In Containing Disease, WHO Says; 11th Sierra Leonean Doctor Diagnosed With Disease

Associated Press: 11th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola “Another Sierra Leonean doctor has become infected with Ebola, as the U.N. health agency said Wednesday that poor data from the outbreak is complicating efforts to measure progress in containing the disease. … The World Health Organization said Monday that [Guinea…

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