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U.S. House Committee Passes Bill To Authorize $1.8B For USAID Emergency Ebola Aid

CQ News: $1.8 Billion in Emergency Ebola Aid Advanced by House Panel “The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday backed by voice vote a bill to provide additional assistance to West African countries stricken by Ebola. The measure (HR 5710) would authorize $1.8 billion in emergency aid for the U.S.…

Blog Post Examines Pneumonia Case Numbers, Mortality Rates, Spending

Humanosphere: Explaining pneumonia’s big global decline on a tiny budget In a guest post, Nancy Fullman, a policy translation specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discusses the relationships among global pneumonia case numbers, mortality rates, and spending on the disease (11/20).

Gilead Purchases FDA Priority Review Voucher For $125M

NPR: Gilead Buys Shortcut For FDA Drug Review For $125 Million “…In an auction, Gilead Sciences, a maker of HIV and hepatitis medicines, just bought a coupon good for the accelerated review of a drug of the company’s choice from Knight Therapeutics, a Canadian company. The priority review voucher entitles…

U.S. ‘Must Increase Its Longstanding Investment In’ Gavi

The Hill: Four reasons why the U.S. should invest more in vaccines around the world Richard Lugar, former Republican Senator from Indiana “…Among our most effective tools for stabilizing fragile states and improving perceptions of the United States are our global health programs. … Especially important are our efforts to…

Blog Post Outlines Lessons From Ebola Response, Implications For Future Outbreaks

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: After Ebola: Five Lessons for Outbreak Response Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, outlines five lessons from the Ebola epidemic response so far, including building WHO leadership and investing in public health preparedness, and the implications…