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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…

G7 Recognizes Importance Of Several Global Health Issues But Does Not Make Solid Commitments

ONE Blog: The G7 and Health: A glass half full, but undrunk Erin Hohlfelder, ONE’s policy director for global health, discusses the recent G7 communiqué, saying while the document addresses several important global health issues, including Ebola, neglected tropical disease, and antimicrobial resistance, global leaders “haven’t committed to doing much…

Congress Must Not Forget TB In Debating U.S. Global Health Programs

The Hill: TB: The forgotten global health threat Eric P. Goosby, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on tuberculosis “As congressional committees debate the future of critical global health programs, they must not forget an all too neglected global health threat — tuberculosis (TB). … TB interventions are cost effective and…

White House Publishes Several Documents Related To G7 Summit Discussions

The White House: G7 Leaders’ Declaration The declaration describes several topics discussed by world leaders at the recent G7 summit in Germany, including the global economy and women’s entrepreneurship; global politics and security; Ebola, antimicrobial resistance, and neglected tropical diseases; climate change and the environment; and the sustainable development agenda…

Focus On Better Management, Deployment Of Existing, New Drugs Instead Of Cost

The Hill: New approach needed in fight against deadly diseases Roger Bate, scholar at the American Enterprise Institute “…Constant focus on drug pricing and criticism of lack of access can discourage developers from investing in new treatments. … TB and malaria are being combated in poor countries, but drug resistance…

White House Forum Addresses U.S.-Based Efforts To Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

CQ News: White House Antibiotics Forum to Address Risks of Modern Medicine “The White House on Tuesday held a wide-ranging forum on drug-resistant bacteria, the latest step in a global effort to tackle a growing problem — one that causes 23,000 deaths in the United States alone and has doctors…

White House Fact Sheet Describes Forum On Antibiotic Resistance, Actions Taken

White House: FACT SHEET: Over 150 Animal and Health Stakeholders Join White House Effort to Combat Antibiotic Resistance In this fact sheet, the White House describes the first forum to address antibiotic resistance, as well as actions taken by the Obama administration, government agencies, and the private and non-profit sectors…