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Obama Administration To Announce Plan To Address Spread Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Politico: Administration drafts plan to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria “The Obama administration is about to release a long-awaited plan to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria — but scientists and lawmakers are already dismissing it as too weak to make enough progress against one of the most urgent public health risks…”…

GHTC Annual Policy Report Calls For Greater U.S. Support Of Global Health R&D

News outlets discuss the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s sixth annual policy report, released this week. Healio: Report highlights need for continued U.S. support for global health “In its annual policy report, the Global Health Technologies Coalition highlighted the need for U.S. policymakers to continue to support global health research and…

NIH Confirms Safety Of 2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines

Reuters: Two experimental Ebola vaccines pass safety test in African trial “Two experimental Ebola vaccines, one from GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the other from biotech start-up NewLink Genetics Corp, ‘appear to be safe’ part way through a clinical trial being conducted in Liberia, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said…

U.S. Must Increase Capacity For Global Health R&D, Anticipate Global Disease Threats

Washington Post: Why aren’t we producing medications for looming global disease threats? Mel Spigelman, physician and president and chief executive of TB Alliance “…[A new Global Health Technologies Coalition] analysis reveals that over the past six years, [U.S.] taxpayer funding for global health research has been stagnant or declining. ……

Simultaneous Treatment For HIV/TB Improves Survival Of Co-Infected, Study Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Concurrent treatment for HIV/TB co-infection breaks up ‘deadly alliance’ In a guest post, Martha P. Skiles, a research associate at MEASURE Evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Stephanie Mullen, team leader at MEASURE Evaluation and senior M&E adviser…

GSK-Sponsored Series Highlights Innovative Health Partnerships, Perspectives Of Frontline HCWs

The Guardian: GSK: To challenge. To change This series, sponsored by GSK, includes articles on how partnerships between scientific research and development organizations can “tackle some of the most challenging health care issues,” perspectives of frontline health care workers, and live online Q&As on health care challenges like malaria and health…

CDC Lab Safety ‘Inconsistent And Insufficient,’ Independent Panel Says

Christian Science Monitor: CDC commitment to safety ‘inconsistent and insufficient,’ report finds “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal agency dealing with Ebola, anthrax, measles, avian flu, and other issues involving public health, has come under fire for what a panel of experts says are inadequate lab safety…

IHME Director Discusses Health Metrics In Humanosphere Podcast

Humanosphere: Transforming global health with metrics: Chris Murray Humanosphere correspondent Gabe Spitzer notes Humanosphere founder and lead journalist Tom Paulson spoke with Chris Murray, director of the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, in last week’s podcast. “An institute of health metrics may sound to some like a…