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Policy Brief Series Highlights Need For Europe To Invest More In Global Health

DSW Blog: Why invest in R&D for HIV, TB and malaria? Because it’s good for global health, and good for Europe Eoghan Walsh, communications officer at Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW), introduces “a series of policy briefs on the issue of global health research and development, outlining why we need to…

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…

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…

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).

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…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding Ebola Outbreak

The following editorial and opinion pieces address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Washington Post: The lessons of the Ebola outbreak suggest a larger, faster response is needed Editorial Board “The world is fast learning lessons about how to combat the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa and yet…

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).

Somalia Heading Towards Second Famine; Donors Must Act Now, U.N. Says

Reuters: Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine ‘catastrophe': U.N. “War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, said on Sunday…” (Jorgic, 8/29).