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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Ebola Outbreak Response

The following editorial and opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak response in West Africa. Washington Post: The global complacency on Ebola must end Editorial Board “The Ebola epidemic now sweeping West Africa is a public health catastrophe, yet the world’s response has been to treat it like a…

Ending Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission Is Possible

Huffington Post: The Difference a Decade Makes in Preventing Newborn HIV/AIDS Patricia Nkansah-Asamoah, former director of the Prevention of Mother-to-Child (PMTCT) Clinic at Tema Hospital in Ghana “…[Antiretroviral] medication, which keeps people living with HIV alive and healthy, can also enable HIV-positive pregnant women to deliver HIV-negative babies. As a…

TB Studies Highlight Treatment Needs, Opportunities

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: TB trials highlight needs, opportunities Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses results from two tuberculosis studies that “could change approaches to treatment delivery and development, but only if funding…

Pentagon To Send U.S. Military Field Hospital To Liberia

News outlets report on the announcement of U.S. military involvement in efforts to treat Ebola patients in Liberia. Foreign Policy: U.S. Military Involvement in Ebola Fight Is Minimal “On Sunday President Barack Obama raised expectations that the U.S. military will help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa. But…

Third Ebola Patient To Be Treated At Emory University Hospital

News outlets report on a fourth Ebola patient who will be brought from West Africa to the U.S. for treatment. Emory University Hospital in Atlanta will receive the patient, after successfully treating two other American Ebola patients. ABC News: Another Ebola Patient Headed to Emory Isolation Unit “Another American Ebola…

Former World Leaders Call For Decriminalization Of Drugs, Drug Use

News outlets report on recommendations from the Global Commission on Drug Policy to decriminalize drugs and drug use. New York Times: Coalition Urges Nations to Decriminalize Drugs and Drug Use “A coalition of political figures from around the world, including Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary general, and several…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 49 of the Global Fund News Flash discusses the Fund’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the need to strengthen health systems, and treatment and prevention efforts to reduce HIV infections (9/8).

Devex Google+ Hangout Discusses Hepatitis C Virus

Devex: Time for governments to stop ignoring the ‘silent pandemic’ In a Google+ Hangout, Devex Associate Editor Carlos Santamaria speaks with Gaston Picchio, global hepatitis area leader at Janssen, about a recent report by the the Economist Intelligence Unit warning about an expected increase in new hepatitis C cases between…