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U.S., U.K.-Led Public-Private Partnership To Invest In Antibiotic Research, Development

Financial Times: U.S.-U.K. partnership to tackle antibiotic resistance “A U.S.-U.K. public-private partnership will spend hundreds of millions of dollars over five years to tackle antibiotic resistance, a threat to public health worldwide. The Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator or CARB-X brings together partners including the U.S. government’s Department of…

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Progress In Research Made, Funding Shortfalls Persist 6 Months Into Zika Epidemic

The Lancet: The Zika virus public health emergency: 6 months on “…Feb. 1 was a landmark day in the history of the current Zika epidemic. … Since the [WHO’s Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)] declaration, scientists have made several unexpected discoveries about the Zika virus. … Many knowledge…

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The Guardian Examines Uganda President Museveni’s Track Record On Family Planning Funding

The Guardian: Has Yoweri Museveni walked the talk on funding family planning in Uganda? “…[T]he London Family Planning Summit in 2012 appeared to mark a turning point. There, [Uganda President Yoweri] Museveni not only articulated the benefits of family planning but also committed money to it, increasing government funding from…

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Regional Inter-Agency Standing Committee Appeals For $1.2B In Aid For 7 Drought-Hit Southern African Nations

Agence France-Presse: Aid agencies seek $1.2 billion to fight Southern Africa drought “Humanitarian agencies said Thursday that they need $1.2 billion in critical aid for seven drought-stricken countries in Southern Africa, as the El Niño weather phenomenon continues to devastate crops across the region. An estimated 12.3 people million are…

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Increased Political Will, Investment In Harm Reduction Needed To Ensure Drug Users Not ‘Left Behind’ In Global HIV Response

Huffington Post: Left Behind: Why the Global HIV Response Is Failing People Who Use Drugs Rick Lines, executive director of Harm Reduction International in London “…[D]espite the high visibility that the [AIDS 2016] conference generates, those working on HIV and injecting drug use were sorely disappointed by the lack of…

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FP2020 Organizers Urge National Governments To Allocate More Funding To Reach Contraceptive Access Goals

The Guardian: Critical moment for family planning as funds come under pressure “…At the halfway point of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), an ambitious initiative to increase access to modern contraception for 120 million more women and girls in 69 target countries, organizers said national governments need to allocate more money…

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Incoming International AIDS Society President Discusses Progress, Gaps, Next Steps In Addressing Global AIDS Epidemic

The Conversation: AIDS conference 2016: the gains, the gaps, the next global steps “As the 21st International AIDS Conference wraps up in Durban, South Africa, Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, incoming International AIDS Society President, talks to The Conversation Africa health and medicine editor Candice Bailey about what was achieved and what…

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Devex Examines Shifts, Declines In Global AIDS Funding

Devex: AIDS funding is in crisis. Who will step up? “…Scientists say the tools are available to end the AIDS epidemic. But public health interventions are running out of money. And even as officials talk about the approaching end of a pandemic that has killed more than 35 million people,…

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Lack Of Emergency Funding, Resources To Address Zika Hinders Effective Response, CDC Director Says

TIME: We’re Fighting Zika ‘With One Hand Tied Behind Our Backs,’ CDC Director Says “It’s been a little over a week since the Senate failed to pass emergency funding for the Zika epidemic, right in the midst of mosquito season. And while Zika hasn’t started spreading locally stateside, emergency responders…

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Southern African Countries Appeal For $2.8B In Emergency Drought Relief Funding; USAID Pledges Additional $127M

The Guardian: Southern Africa appeals for billions to cope with El Niño devastation “Southern African countries have launched an emergency appeal for $2.8bn (£2.1bn) to help feed nearly 40 million people hit by one of the worst regional droughts in 35 years…” (Vidal, 7/26). Mail & Guardian: USAID pledges US$127…

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