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AfDB Chief Urges Businesses To Step Forward In Ebola Efforts

Reuters: Time for business to get involved in Africa Ebola battle — AfDB chief “West African nations hit by the Ebola virus epidemic will need international help to rebuild for years to come and it is time for mining companies and business to get involved, the head of the African…

U.N. Discusses SDGs; Report Estimates Goal Monitoring To Cost $250B

News outlets report on the U.N.’s discussions surrounding the post-2015 development agenda and a new report estimating development goal monitoring will cost $250 billion. GlobalPost: At U.N. General Assembly, global health projects are big business “…While it is clear that the eight goals will not be met by the December…

Blog Posts Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

Several blogs published pieces discussing various issues related to the Ebola outbreak. Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Aversion Behavior Exacerbates the Economic Impact of Ebola Mead Over, senior fellow at CGD, discusses a World Bank report that examines the economic impact of Ebola on affected West African…

Denmark, Netherlands Launch Fund To Support Sexual, Reproductive Health Groups

The Guardian: Denmark and Netherlands launch fund for sexual health groups “A €15m (£12m) fund to support small, grassroots organizations that are defending sexual and reproductive health and rights was launched in New York on Monday. The Amplify Change fund, financed by the Danish and Dutch governments, along with the…

New PPP Focuses On Strengthening HIV/AIDS Lab Systems In Sub-Saharan Africa

Siemens Healthcare: New Public-Private Partnership Uses E-Learning to Fight HIV/AIDS “…[On Monday,] at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Siemens Healthcare, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced ‘Stronger Together,’ a new five-year Commitment to…

First British Volunteer Receives Experimental Ebola Vaccine

News outlets report on the announcement that the first British volunteer was injected this week with an experimental Ebola vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Associated Press: 1st U.K. volunteer gets experimental Ebola vaccine “British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person…

Gilead To License HCV Drug In Bid To Improve Access In Lower-Income Countries

News outlets report on Gilead’s agreement with Indian generic drugmakers to allow production of its hepatitis C medication. Financial Times: Gilead in deal with India labs to produce Sovaldi “Gilead Sciences will allow seven large Indian generic drug producers to make and sell its blockbuster hepatitis C drug Sovaldi in…

Ebola Outbreak Spurs Rise In Search For Treatment, Vaccine, Other Tropical Disease R&D

News outlets report on the search for an effective Ebola treatment. The Economist: Fast-tracking treatments “…The scale of the present [Ebola] outbreak, together with the fear and suffering it is causing, has resulted in a burst of scientific activity to find new treatments and vaccines. Some of these medicines look…

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