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News Outlets Examine Global Health, R&D Aspects Of President’s FY17 Budget Request

The Atlantic: What Is the Point of Joe Biden’s Cancer ‘Moonshot’? “No one doubts the sincerity of Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘cancer moonshot’ initiative. But is the plan even really a ‘moonshot’? … Whether Biden can really do as much to break down the barriers between academic disciplines, between different…

Brazil, University Of Texas Sign Agreement To Develop Zika Vaccine

Associated Press: Brazil, Texas state hospital reach deal on Zika vaccine “Brazil has signed an agreement with a Texas research hospital to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, the country’s health minister said Thursday, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12…

Return On Investments In Childhood Vaccines Can Be High In LMICs, Study Shows

Quartz: A new study confirms that spending $1 on childhood vaccines can save $44 in future savings, in poor countries “…This month in Health Affairs, a team of U.S. public health and data specialists calculated the costs and economic benefits associated with distributing childhood vaccines for diseases in 94 low-…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Humanitarian Response To Syrian Conflict

Devex: Syria not just a humanitarian crisis, but a development one too Paige Alexander, assistant administrator of the Bureau for the Middle East at USAID, and Thomas H. Staal, senior deputy assistant administrator at USAID “…The U.S. government is leading the humanitarian response inside Syria — and even as we…

GHTC Blog Posts Discuss Global Health R&D Funding In President’s FY17 Budget Request

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Global health R&D in the President’s FY17 budget request Courtney Carson, GHTC’s senior policy and advocacy associate, examines global health research and development (R&D) aspects of President Obama’s FY 2017 budget request (2/11). Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Ebola funding boost hides ongoing decline in…

Vaccines Hold Potential To Protect Against Drug Resistance

Project Syndicate: Vaccines Versus Superbugs Jim O’Neill, commercial secretary to the U.K. Treasury, honorary professor of economics at Manchester University, visiting research fellow at Bruegel, and chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. “…[W]e are not moving fast enough to develop the types of vaccines that could be used to…

Mapping Project Aims To Fill In Hepatitis C Data Gaps

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Data mapping highlights realities of global hepatitis C impacts, resources Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a report by mapCrowd, a crowdsourcing project launched by Médecins du Monde and the Treatment Action Group that is designed to…