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U.S. Funding For State, USAID ‘Critical To U.S. National Security, Maintaining Our Global Leadership’

The Hill: The threat to U.S. global leadership Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) “Last week, the Trump administration proposed budget cuts that would reduce funding for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) … These cuts would be irresponsible, short-sighted, and harmful to the United States’ work overseas.…

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WHO Should ‘At All Times’ Show How Its Work Directly Improves Health Of All People

Devex: Opinion: My vision for the WHO David Nabarro, special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change and a candidate for WHO director general “…[T]he World Health Organization is vitally important to all of us. … If elected as director general…

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U.S. Humanitarian Aid Investments Prevent Global Destabilization

NJ.com: Trump cuts food aid while kids starve. And how do you bomb Ebola? Star-Ledger Editorial Board “Donald Trump seems to think that every problem has a military solution. But it was military and national security experts who gave the most full-throated defense of the foreign aid budget, which he’s…

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U.K.’s DEC Warns Of Potential Increase In Waterborne Disease Incidence In Drought-Stricken East African Nations

International Business Times: Cholera threatens millions in drought-hit East Africa as famine looms “Fears of a cholera outbreak in drought-ravaged East Africa are increasing. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in the U.K. warned of an ‘alarming surge’ of waterborne diseases in the area, where millions have gone hungry due to…

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Brazil Requests 4M Doses Of Yellow Fever Vaccine From International Emergency Stockpile Group Amid Outbreak

STAT: Facing significant yellow fever outbreak, Brazil appeals for more vaccine “Brazil, in the grips of an unusually large yellow fever outbreak, has asked for millions of doses of vaccine from an international emergency stockpile. The body that maintains and manages the stockpile, the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision,…

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CDC Testing Fractional Dose Vaccination For Yellow Fever

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Yellow Fever Vaccination Response Kimberley Fox, immunizations systems branch chief, and Jennie Harris, epidemiologist, both with CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discuss the agency’s evaluation of fractional dose vaccinations for yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The authors note, “If the fractional dose is…

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U.S. President Trump’s Budget Blueprint, Obamacare Repeal Legislation Could Cut Funding To Programs Meant To Protect Americans From Infectious Disease Threats

The Atlantic: The Tiny Trump Budget Cut That Could Blind America to the Next Zika “…[W]ith [U.S. President Trump’s] budget threatening to carve large gaping gashes into the flank of American science, it’s easy to lose sight of the damage that even small nicks can inflict. Consider the Epidemiology and…

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NIAID Director Anthony Fauci Speaks With Devex About Pandemic Preparedness

Devex: Q&A with Tony Fauci on the state of pandemic security “Global health agencies face a difficult challenge in protecting people from pandemic threats: They rarely know in advance what the specific disease outbreak will be. … Devex spoke to [Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and…

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Brazil’s Yellow Fever Outbreak Infects More Than 400, Kills 137

Associated Press: Brazil yellow fever cases pass 400; more than 130 dead “Brazil’s Health Ministry says 424 people have been infected with yellow fever in the largest outbreak the country has seen in years. Of those, 137 have died. An update published Thursday said that more than 900 other cases…

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World Unprepared For Another Ebola-Type Outbreak, Researchers Warn

CBS News: “We are not ready”: Experts warn world is unprepared for next Ebola-size outbreak “Is the world ready to defend against the next big infectious disease outbreak? It’s one of the biggest threats humanity could face. But experts who have reviewed reports on the global response to the massive…

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