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U.S. Government Should Commit More Funding, Scientific Research To TB Diagnosis, Treatment

Forbes: World TB Day — How Budget Cuts Threaten Progress In Tuberculosis Globally Judy Stone, Forbes contributor and infectious disease specialist “…For the first time in 40+ years, new drugs are being tested in major Phase III clinical trials against MDR (multidrug-resistant) and XDR (extensively drug-resistant) TB. But without pharma…

New Global Leadership Must Redouble Efforts To Achieve NTD Elimination

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Will a new 2017 global leadership commit to NTDs? Peter J. Hotez and Serap Aksoy, editors in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases “…At the start of 2017 we will see new leadership at the U.N., WHO, and the U.S. and U.K. governments. Together with the…

U.S. Must Protect ‘Critical Investments In Women’s Health Globally’

Huffington Post: From Here To Uganda: Why U.S. Leadership On Reproductive Rights Matters Seema Jalan, executive director at the Universal Access Project “…Unprecedented efforts are under way to roll back gains in sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. The U.S. administration’s January reinstatement and dramatic expansion of…

India Must Mobilize Resources To Fully Implement National Strategic Plan For TB Elimination

Devex: Opinion: In India, eliminating tuberculosis isn’t just a health issue — it’s an economic one Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University, Montreal, director of McGill Global Health Programs, and associate director of the McGill International TB Centre; Jorge Coarasa, senior economist with…

USAID Works With Communities In Tajikistan To Increase Capacity To Maintain, Operate Safe Water Systems

Medium: With Water Pours Out Hope Jessica Benton Cooney, communications specialist for USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance “…With USAID support installing inexpensive water systems, rural villages and towns like Khojaabdolon  –  whose residents comprise 73 percent of the Tajikistan’s population  —  are gaining access to…

Government-Industry Partnerships Vital To Vaccine Development, Sanofi Senior Executive Writes In Response To Bernie Sanders’ Op-Ed

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Developing a Zika Vaccine Elias Zerhouni, president of global research and development for Sanofi “Re ‘Trump Should Avoid a Bad Zika Deal’ (Op-Ed, March 11): Bernie Sanders, in our view, doesn’t seem to recognize the importance of government-industry partnerships in protecting the public…

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