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World Bank Might Back Indemnity Plan For Ebola Vaccine Makers, WHO Official Says

Bloomberg News: World Bank May Help Indemnify Ebola Vaccine Makers, WHO Says “The World Bank may help indemnify Ebola vaccine makers in case any liabilities arise, as countries and international aid groups support drugmakers racing to develop preventions for the virus. Establishing an indemnity mechanism is being discussed among governments,…

Pfizer, Development Organizations To Expand Injectable Contraceptive Access In Developing Countries

News outlets report on an announcement that the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, in collaboration with development organizations, will expand access to its injectable contraceptive for women in developing countries. New York Times: Pfizer and Aid Groups Team Up on Depo-Provera Contraceptive for Developing World “Depo-Provera, an injectable contraceptive given once every…

U.N. Official Calls For More Funding For Cholera Elimination Efforts In Haiti

U.N. News Centre: ‘Haiti cannot wait 40 years’ to eliminate cholera, warns U.N. envoy as response lags “The top United Nations coordinator for cholera response in Haiti says support for initiatives to combat the disease has been ‘disappointing,’ noting that while it may be possible to eliminate cholera in about…

Economist Urges Rethink Of U.N. Development Goals In Deutsche Welle Interview

Deutsche Welle: U.N. development goals: Less is more “Economist Abhijit Banerjee says development aid requires a thoroughgoing rethink. He tells DW he is convinced that there is no panacea for poverty reduction — and that the U.N.’s development goals lack focus…” (Uhlig/Opielka, 11/13).

Infographic Examines Potential Human Impact Of $300M In PEPFAR Funding

amfAR: Infographic: FY2015 U.S. Global AIDS Budget Plan: The Human Impact “…To maintain the current total level of U.S. global HIV/AIDS funding in Fiscal Year 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives has proposed restoring $300 million in PEPFAR funding. [In this infographic,] amfAR has estimated the potential human impact of…

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 255 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features several news articles on issues ranging from commodities delivery to a new national HIV strategic plan in the Ukraine, among…

Senate Appropriations Committee Hears Testimony From Administration Officials Urging Approval Of $6.2B In Emergency Ebola Funding

News outlets report on a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Wednesday that discussed President Obama’s emergency request for Ebola funding. CQ News: Republicans Note Gaps in Ebola Emergency Funding Request “Senate GOP appropriators were critical of the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola crisis and vowed to closely scrutinize a $6.2…

$4B In Mid-Term Election Spending Could Go Far In Global Health

Huffington Post: 3 Things We Could Do With the Money Spent on the 2014 Midterm Elections Claire Standley, senior research scientist for the Global Health Security Program at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, and Sarah Kornblet, senior researcher in the program “This year’s mid-term…

Devex #HealthyMeans Opinion Pieces Address Global Health Challenges, Opportunities

Devex: Ensuring that no child dies for want of the right antibiotic Richard Francis, global head of Sandoz Devex: What Ebola has taught us about global health financing Rene Karsenti, chair of the IFFIm Board of Directors and president of the International Capital Market Association Devex: Every breath counts –…