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Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 303 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics including improvements that will be made to the Global Fund’s business model; how the Trump presidency raises…

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‘Science Speaks’ Examines Obama Administration’s Global Health Legacy

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: President Obama leaves a global health legacy marked by science, strategy, progress, challenge Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the Obama administration’s work in global health and progress toward achieving an AIDS-free generation. She writes, “The eight years that…

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Private Sector Continues To Develop Innovative Ways To Prevent, Treat Diseases

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: The Private Sector Steps Up On Innovating For Health Kate Broendel, senior communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is working with the private sector to help develop health innovations that prevent and treat diseases like…

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Nigeria’s Tariff Increase On Antimalarial Drug Imports Could Inadvertently Widen Market For Fake Drugs

Quartz: Nigeria is raising tariffs on yachts and sports cars, but also antimalarial drugs “…Conspicuously, Nigeria will also raise import taxes for antimalarial drugs also terming them as ‘luxury goods.’ For its part, Nigeria’s government, through the health minister, has denied the tariff hike, but a ministry of finance document…

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New Issue Of Global Health: Science And Practice Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: December 2016 The new issue of the Global Health: Science and Practice online journal features articles on various topics, including an editorial on rethinking approaches to indoor residual spraying for malaria; a research article on the use of referral systems to integrate health and economic…

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New Outbreaks Like Zika Divert Attention From Existing Mosquito-Borne Disease Challenges

The Guardian: Outbreaks like Zika distract us from other medical emergencies Gary Finnegan, editor in chief at Break Dengue “…[E]fforts to develop … dengue response strategies are being slowed down by the outbreak of a more headline grabbing mosquito-borne virus — Zika. … The Zika outbreak has, quite rightly, spent…

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News Outlets Examine Possible Tracks For Foreign Aid, Global Health Spending Under Trump Administration

BBC News: Will Trump embrace the funding of overseas aid? “America is the biggest single donor of overseas aid in the world. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) spent $31bn (£25bn) last year. But like other areas of foreign policy, we can only speculate what a Trump administration will…

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Opinion Piece Examines Secretary Of State Nominee Rex Tillerson’s Track Record On Health, Development Issues

Foreign Policy: All Rex Tillerson Cares About Is Energy Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “…If confirmed as secretary of state, [ExxonMobil CEO Rex] Tillerson will find his corporate rhetoric about health, welfare, poverty, and greenhouse gases put to the test. And that…

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Sri Lanka Serves As Example Of Malaria Elimination, Shows Regional Partnerships Necessary To Eradicate Disease Globally

Devex: Lessons from Sri Lanka on malaria elimination “…After staying malaria-free for three consecutive years, the country was able to apply for World Health Organization certification of malaria elimination. Since Sri Lanka was declared malaria-free on Sept. 5, the country has now emerged as an example of what is needed…

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Unwavering Political Commitment Vital To Continued Progress Against Malaria

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Securing gains against malaria in uncertain times Editorial Board “…Despite the striking achievements [against malaria] so far, this is not the time for wavering political commitment — a risk given recent events. The outcome of the U.S. presidential election has created some nervousness about the future…

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