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Novel Financing Mechanisms Needed To Improve Access To Multidrug-Resistant TB Treatment

PLOS Medicine: Global Financing and Long-Term Technical Assistance for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Scaling Up Access to Treatment Thomas Hwang of Harvard University and the Blackstone Group, and Salmaan Keshavjee of Harvard University and Partners in Health, explore issues surrounding scaling up access to treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, including novel financing structures…

Gavi, Partners Work To Improve Vaccine Implementation, Strengthen Health Systems

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Speeding Up the Race for Medical Innovations Dagfinn Høybråten, chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, discusses the alliance and its partners’ efforts to improve vaccine implementation and strengthen health systems (9/30).

Inequality Hindering Responses To Ebola In West Africa

Media sources report on how inequality is hindering West Africa’s response to Ebola and making it easier for the virus to spread. Agence France-Presse: Africa’s uneven health care becomes easy prey for Ebola “Threatened by the possible spread of an Ebola epidemic which respects no borders, Africa is divided between…

USAID Official Attends Health Systems Conference In South Africa

USAID: USAID Assistant Administrator Dr. Pablos-Mendez Travels to South Africa for Health Systems Research Symposium “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Global Health Ariel Pablos-Mendez is in Cape Town, South Africa, through October 3 for the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. The…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. VICE News: Ebola Doesn’t Threaten America — Other Tropical Diseases Do Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute “…[W]hile there won’t be Ebola epidemic…

Health Officials’ Handling Of First U.S. Ebola Case Raises Questions

News outlets report on issues surrounding the first U.S. Ebola case, including how the case is being handled by health officials. New York Times: Dallas Hospital Alters Account, Raising Questions on Ebola Case “Health officials’ handling of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States continued to raise questions…