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Blog Posts Highlight Research Into New Drugs For Malaria, Other Diseases

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: a promising antimalarial and leishmaniasis vaccine, diagnostics for tuberculosis, and more Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including the development of an experimental antimalarial drug and a potential leishmaniasis vaccine, clinical trials for new tuberculosis diagnostic…

Global Surveillance Of Asymptomatic Polio Needed To Truly Eradicate Disease, Study Suggests

VOA News: ‘Silent’ Polio Cases Could Reignite Epidemics, Study Warns “Only a few hundred cases of paralytic polio still exist worldwide, thanks to massive vaccination campaigns. But a new study concludes that so-called silent cases of polio can infect populations for years, threatening to reignite disease epidemics. … Writing in…

Drought, Financial Instability May Play Role In Increased Risk Of HIV Infection, Study Says

VOA News: Drought-Related Hardship Raises HIV Risk, Study Finds “…New research concludes buffering people from financial shocks may help keep them from resorting to risky behaviors that spread the virus. … The study says measures such as better access to savings accounts and credit, weather-indexed crop insurance, and more drought-tolerant…

UCSF Receives $4.5M Donation For Innovative Malaria Research

SFGate: Entrepreneur gives UCSF $4.5 million to combat malaria “Billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker has given money for medical research, including allergies and cancer, and now has turned his attention to malaria with a $4.5 million gift to UCSF to tackle the global health issue. The Napster founder and…

Study Suggests Quality HIV Treatment, Treatment For Prevention Can Be Achieved In Resource-Poor, Remote Settings

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Henan province study shows HIV treatment offering greater protection against transmission as drugs, programs improved Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases that followed HIV serodiscordant couples in China’s Henan province.…

Liberia Launches Study To Assess Ebola’s Long-Term Health Effects; Drugmakers Struggle To Assess Ebola Vaccines In Clinical Trials Due To Lack Of Qualified Volunteers

Agence France-Presse: Thousands of Liberians in ‘post-Ebola syndrome’ study “Liberia launched a five-year study on Wednesday to unravel the mystery of the long-term health effects that plague Ebola survivors and assess how long they should go without sex…” (Dosso, 6/17). Reuters: Ebola vaccines in limbo expose need for more speed…

Kaiser Family Foundation Budget Summary Discusses Global Health Aspects Of FY16 Labor-HHS Draft Appropriations Bill

Kaiser Family Foundation: House Appropriations Committee releases FY16 Health & Human Services Appropriations Bill This budget summary highlights global health-related funding contained in a draft FY 2016 Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill, released on Tuesday by the House Committee on Appropriations. “The…

Researchers, Advocates Encourage Congress To Sustain Disease Research Funding

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Diminishing research dollars sparks disease comparisons, competition, while HIV advocates say now is not the time to ease efforts Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” writes, “As U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committee members prepare to set funding levels for…