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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 48 of the Global Fund News Flash discusses five general and six technical recommendations “identifying areas where concept notes could be strengthened” under the new funding model (9/1).

Gates Foundation Awards $25M For HIV Vaccine Research

Reuters: Gates Foundation awards $25 million to HIV vaccine research “Oregon researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…” (Sherwood, 9/3).

CDC Director Focuses On Appeals To International Community For Ebola Assistance

CQ HealthBeat: CDC Chief Sidesteps Direct Appeal to Congress for Ebola Money “While he appeals for money, supplies, and an influx of health care workers from around the world to counter the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, America’s top public health official is carefully avoiding direct appeals to Congress…

WHO Budget Cuts Stymie Ebola Response; Chan Discusses Agency’s Role

The New York Times features two articles examining the WHO’s role in responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. New York Times: Cuts at WHO Hurt Response to Ebola Crisis “…The WHO … has been badly weakened by budget cuts in recent years, hobbling its ability to respond in…

CSIS Roundtable Discusses Future Of Global Health

Center for Strategic & International Studies: What Will Drive the Future of Global Health? In recognition of the publication of Harvard Professor Lawrence Gostin’s new work, “Global Health Law,” CSIS held a roundtable featuring Gostin, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, and Senior Director for the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice…

USAID Pledges Additional $75M To Assist West African Nations Affected By Ebola

News outlets report on a USAID pledge to provide an additional $75 million to assist West African nations in containing Ebola. Associated Press: U.S. to provide $75M to expand Ebola care centers “The American aid agency announced Thursday it would donate $75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in Ebola…

Additional Ebola Funding Questionable In Congressional Stopgap Spending Measure

Roll Call: Waiting for Ebola Response Funding “…The continuing resolution might include additional money to support the international medical response to Ebola, but CQ Roll Call’s Tamar Hallerman reported today that congressional Republican leaders are seeking to avoid too many new spending provisions in a stopgap bill, which would extend…

Europe Provides Funding, Personnel To Help Halt West African Ebola Outbreak

News outlets report on European efforts to provide funding and personnel to West Africa to assist in the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Reuters: E.U. pledges 140 mln euros to fight Ebola in West Africa “The European Union promised 140 million euros ($181 million) in assistance on Friday to bolster the overstretched…

U.S. Can Do More In Ebola Outbreak, Experts Say

The Hill: Five steps the U.S. could take on Ebola “…U.S. health agencies have also accelerated work on Ebola treatments and vaccines, and USAID announced $75 million for clinics, medical gear and doctor recruitment on Thursday. Further efforts, particularly in West Africa, would come with come with political, financial, or…