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NIH Still Feeling Budgetary Pinch, As Emergency Ebola Funding Excluded From Federal Spending Limits

The Lancet: NIH budget shrinks despite Ebola emergency funds “…Congress narrowly approved the US$5.4 billion emergency Ebola funding contained in the $1.1 trillion spending bill that kept the U.S. government running. But so far, it has done little to loosen the budget constraints on the National Institutes of Health (NIH)…

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In Second Phase, ‘Saving Lives At Birth’ Grand Challenge To Focus On Transitioning Innovations To Scale

Devex: The next phase of Saving Lives at Birth “A new call under the pioneering grand challenge seeking solutions that could save the lives of mothers and newborns could be out very soon, Devex has learned. … Under the relaunched, $50 million phase, Saving Lives at Birth will focus more…

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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, has published Issue 259 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features several news articles, including two pieces discussing services targeting the Roma population in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a commentary on…

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A.U. Leaders To Discuss Ebola, Preparations For Future Disease Outbreaks

Agence France-Presse: African Union vows Ebola fund as Oxfam calls for ‘Marshall Plan’ “The African Union plans to launch an Ebola fund and disease control center, officials said Wednesday, as aid agency Oxfam warned leaders needed to keep their promises to boost health care systems on the continent…” (1/28). Devex:…

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UNICEF Appeals For Record $3.1B To Help Children In Humanitarian Emergencies

Thomson Reuters Foundation: UNICEF makes record appeal to help 60 million children in crisis “The U.N. Children’s Fund launched a record $3.1 billion appeal on Thursday to enable it to help children caught up in a ‘new generation’ of conflicts and disasters round the world, $1 billion more than it…

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Experts Debate Role Of Public-Private Partnerships In Vaccine, Drug Development

GroundTruth Project/GlobalPost: In Ebola response, Big Pharma and public sector strive to make up for lost time “…The delayed response [to Ebola] is an example of the diverging interests of public and private sectors when it comes to addressing a public health crisis, say experts from both sides. … Still,…

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U.N. Cites Challenges Reaching Syrians In Need Of Aid, Says Polio Vaccination Efforts Successful

Agence France-Presse: U.N. aid effort struggling to reach millions in Syria “…As the war heads toward a fifth year, some 4.8 million Syrians or around 40 percent of the total 12.2 million people in need of help are difficult to reach, said Assistant Secretary-General for aid Kang Kyung-wha…” (1/28). Reuters:…

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Donors Pledge $7.5B To Gavi Through 2020; Money Will Help Immunize 300M Children Worldwide

News outlets discuss the outcomes of a pledging conference for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which took place this week in Berlin. Agence France-Presse: Donors pledge $7.5 bn to extend child vaccine drive “Countries and private donors have pledged $7.5 billion (6.6 billion euros) to help immunize 300 million more children…

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Obama’s FY16 Budget Request To Include More Than $1.2B To Combat, Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

News outlets discuss President Barack Obama’s plan to request additional funding to combat and prevent antibiotic drug resistance. The Hill: Obama eyes new funds to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria “President Obama will propose nearly doubling the amount of federal funding to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria in his budget proposal, the White House…

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Criticizing Vaccine Prices Could Deter Pharmaceutical Companies From Developing Drugs For Poor Countries, Gates Says

The Guardian: Bill Gates dismisses criticism of high prices for vaccines “Bill Gates has dismissed criticism by health campaigners of the high prices of some vaccines, warning that it only serves to deter pharmaceutical companies from working on life-saving products for poor countries. In an interview with The Guardian from…

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