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Release Of ‘The Art Of Saving A Life’ Project Coincides With Immunization Funding Meeting

Skoll World Forum: Elevating Art to Advance Science: A New View of Vaccination in 2015 Christopher J. Elias, president of global development at the Gates Foundation, discusses the “The Art of Saving a Life” project, for which the foundation “asked musicians, writers, filmmakers, painters, sculptors, and photographers to share stories…

U.S. Should Contribute ‘Generous’ Amount To Gavi

Washington Post: The United States should generously support Gavi’s immunization efforts Editorial Board “An important conference is to be held in Berlin on Jan. 27 to secure financial replenishment for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a multilateral nonprofit that for 15 years has been bringing vaccines to children in the world’s…

Canada Should Step Up To Help Care For Children Affected By Ebola

Huffington Post Canada: Ebola and West Africa’s Children Kirsty Duncan, Canadian member of parliament “…Ebola has been horrendous for children. United Nations officials estimate that more than 3,500 have been infected, at least 1,200 have died, and up to 10,000 children have lost one or both parents or caregivers to…

More U.S., International R&D Funding Needed For Neglected Diseases, Experts Say

Humanosphere: U.S. sequester took big bite out of global research and development spending Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy explores U.S. and international funding for global health research and development and neglected diseases. He includes comments from Mary Moran, executive director of Policy Cures; WHO Director-General Margaret Chan; and Mel Spigelman, president…

School-Based Initiative To Treat Children At Risk Of Parasitic Worms Begins In Ethiopia

Reuters: Ethiopia launches school program to treat parasitic worms “Ethiopia is launching a national initiative in schools this year to treat children at risk of infection from parasitic worms, mirroring a program in Kenya which has improved child health and school attendance, a charity involved said. Ethiopia aims to treat…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Issues Surrounding Ebola Response, Recovery

Foreign Affairs: Three Myths About Ebola Emmanuel D’Harcourt, senior health director at the International Rescue Committee “…The West Africa Ebola virus epidemic is complex, confusing, and concerning. We can end it only by understanding, and acting on, the real story. … The real story is that only local communities can…

U.S. Provides $1M To IAEA For Ebola Diagnostic Program

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Government Contributes $1 Million to IAEA in Ebola Fight “The U.S. Government has contributed $1 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency for a new project that will improve and streamline efforts to diagnose the Ebola virus in Africa. … The IAEA’s project will provide…

GHTC Provides 10 Reasons For U.S. Policymakers To Support Global Health R&D

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: 10 reasons why the U.S. policymakers should support global health research and development Marissa Chmiola, GHTC’s communications officer, discusses the organization’s top 10 reasons for U.S. policymakers to support global health R&D, including that it saves lives, creates jobs, provides national security, and promotes cost-savings,…