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Ebola Solidifies Some Lawmakers’ Commitment To Biomedical Research Spending

Roll Call: Ebola Drives Interest in More Biomedical Research “…Top appropriators from both parties say they are committed to investing in biomedical research, particularly the National Institutes of Health. But the parties have not agreed on how to boost that funding, and lawmakers also have criticized some of the government’s…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

Washington Times: The Ebola virus survives a turf war Editorial Board Huffington Post: Ebola Vaccines: Why Clinical Trials Are Just the First Step Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance The Guardian: Sierra Leone’s Ebola battle is being led by local talent that deserves our support Tom Dannatt, founder…

CSIS Report Examines India’s Global Fund Allocations

Center for Strategic & International Studies: India and the Global Fund Todd Summers, senior adviser at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, and Katherine Peck, program coordinator and research assistant, discuss the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s funding for India, which has “a three-year allocation under the…

Obama Will Be Awarded Most Of Emergency Ebola Funding Request, Sen. Graham Says

Associated Press: Obama to get most of $6.2B request to fight Ebola “President Barack Obama will be awarded the bulk of his $6.2 billion request to fight Ebola in Africa, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee said Thursday. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday that Obama won’t get…

World Bank Annual Report Recommends Development Policies Reflect Human Behavioral Drivers

News outlets discuss the World Bank’s annual World Development Report, which was released on Thursday. Inter Press Service: World Bank Calls for Development Policy “Redesign” around Human Behavior “The World Bank has taken an unusual but highly visible step away from traditional economics, encouraging policymakers and development implementers to place…

Broaden Focus Of Existing Disease-Specific Programs To Include Efforts To Reduce NCDs

The Lancet: NCDs and an outcome-based approach to global health Thomas Bollyky of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Ezekiel Emanuel, Eric Goosby, David Satcher, Donna Shalala, and Tommy Thompson, all members of the CFR Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases “…Although the health and economic consequences of NCDs are…