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Updated Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief Examines U.S. Response To Ebola

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Response to Ebola: Status of the FY2015 Emergency Ebola Appropriation This updated issue brief provides information on the U.S. response to the West African Ebola epidemic, “focusing on the $5.4 billion emergency Ebola funding and providing an overview of its international activities, the agencies carrying…

Ending HIV, TB, Malaria Requires Stronger Health Systems, Universal Access To Care

Huffington Post: We Are in This Boat Together Mustapha Kaloko, Africa Union commissioner for social affairs “…This week, I will join fellow global health leaders and representatives of the Global Fund partnership in Tokyo to address the challenge of funding stronger health systems to end HIV, TB, and malaria as…

International Community ‘Must Recommit Our Respect And Gratitude’ To Ebola Workers

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Ebola Stigma in Liberia Joseph Cahalan, chief executive of Concern Worldwide U.S. “Re ‘Liberia’s Shunned “Ebola Burners”‘ … Liberia is still not Ebola-free, but the epidemic has ended. This would not have been possible without the courage and selflessness of the men and women who…

Coordinated Partnerships Essential To U.S. Ebola Response Efforts In West Africa

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Unprecedented Coordination Helped Turn the Tide of an Unprecedented Outbreak Justin Pendarvis, public health adviser with USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, discusses U.S. involvement in responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the importance of coordinated partnerships in those efforts (12/15).

CFR Podcast Discusses WHO Reform

Council on Foreign Relations’ “The Internationalist”: The Future of the WHO: Lessons Learned and Priorities for Institutional Reform In a guest blog post and podcast, Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, speaks with Steven Hoffman, associate professor and director of the Global Strategy…

Japan Hosts International Meetings On UHC, Global Fund Replenishment

News outlets report on the opening of the International Conference on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the 5th Replenishment Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, taking place in Tokyo. EFE/La Prensa: Bill Gates participates in Tokyo conference to end malaria and AIDS “…The two-day…

Surveillance, Detection Critical To Controlling Emerging Diseases

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: People. Pathogens. Protection. Joel Montgomery, chief of global disease detection at the CDC’s Center for Global Health’s Division of Global Health Protection, discusses CDC’s efforts to help countries prevent, detect, and respond to health threats. “[W]e need laboratory systems in place to figure out what pathogens…

U.S. Should Bolster Efforts To Protect Citizens From Disease Outbreaks, Report Says

News outlets highlight findings from a report by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), titled Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases. ABC News: Here’s How Prepared Your State Is for an Outbreak “If you live in Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, New York, or Virginia,…

Nations Must Improve Responses To, Coordination For Global Health Emergencies

Devex: Working hand in hand on global health challenges Christos Stylianides, European commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management “…We need to … improve the way we respond [to global health emergencies]. … Ebola has been a warning for the world’s health systems, showing that global health emergencies know no borders,…

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