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WHO Says Immediate Action Needed On Ebola Outbreak In Africa

News outlets continue coverage on the ebola outbreak in West Africa and discuss the difficulty in studying the disease. Agence France-Presse: WHO urges ‘drastic action’ on Ebola outbreak in Africa “The World Health Organization warned Thursday that dramatic steps were needed to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa,…

Malaria Chemoprevention, Though Effective, Presents Risk Of Antibiotic Resistance

New York Times: Malaria Prevention, With Both Reward and Risk Amy Maxmen, science journalist “…With a limited lifetime, chemoprevention is not an ideal solution for malaria. But the situation is desperate. Malaria remains the No. 1 killer in several countries, and a vaccine that reliably and permanently prevents the disease…

Mapping Maternal, Child HIV Transmission Could Bolster Support For Programs, Shah Says

Devex: USAID chief: Put maternal and childhood HIV on the map “The global health community could be ‘under-reporting and under-recognizing’ HIV prevalence as a cause of child death due to a growing gap between child and adult diagnosis and treatment, according to an expert panel who spoke in Washington, D.C.,…

Event Highlights Need To Improve Access To Pediatric HIV Medicines

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Targeting the pediatric HIV treatment gap, speeding drug development, imagining a world of equitable treatment access, the Medicines Patent Pool aims for breakthroughs Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, writes…

Coca-Cola Announces Public-Private Partnership Expansion To Provide Medicines In Africa

Coca-Cola Company: “Project Last Mile” Expands to Improve Availability of Life-Saving Medicines in Additional Regions of Africa “The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation [on Monday] announced the…

Markey’s International Human Rights Bill Critical To U.S. Global AIDS Response

The Hill: Markey’s bill will help global fight against AIDS Kenneth Mayer, director of prevention research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, medical research director at the Fenway Institute, and co-chair of the IDSA Center for Global Health Policy “Last week with the introduction of the International Human Rights Defense…

NIH To Study Whether Infants Born With HIV Can Be Cured With Aggressive Therapy

Washington Post: A Mississippi infant’s case opens a new door on studying a cure for HIV Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH “…The possibility of achieving an HIV cure for thousands of infants is too important not to pursue vigorously. The National…