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NIH To Begin Ebola Vaccine Safety Clinical Trial In Humans

News outlets report on an Ebola vaccine human clinical trial scheduled to begin next week. ABC News: U.S. to Test Ebola Vaccine in Humans Amid Growing Outbreak in West Africa “U.S. scientists will begin testing an Ebola vaccine in humans next week, health officials announced [Thursday]. But it could take…

Issue Brief Discusses Integration Of WASH, Water Conservation, Climate Resilience

National Resources Defense Council’s “Switchboard”: USAID Needs to Bring Together Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation with Fresh Water Conservation and Climate Resilience in Development Assistance Elizabeth Shope, an advocate with the NRDC, discusses an issue brief she authored, titled “Connecting Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene with Fresh Water Conservation and Climate…

WHO, U.S. Official Warn Ebola Outbreak Will Worsen, As Death Toll Reaches 1,550

News outlets report on the widening scope of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Associated Press: U.S. official warns Ebola outbreak will get worse “A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned that the outbreak…

U.S., U.N. Pledge Additional Funding To Help African Nations Address Ebola

News outlets report on additional funding from the U.S. and U.N. to help nations in Africa address Ebola ABC News Radio: USAID Pledges Additional $5 Million to Combat Spread of Ebola “The U.S. Agency for International Development on Wednesday pledged an additional $5 million to help fight the continuing outbreak…

Emory Infectious Diseases Expert Discusses Ebola Treatment In Interview

Scientific American: Ebola Doctor Reveals How Infected Americans Were Cured “…Bruce Ribner, medical director of [Emory University Hospital's] Infectious Disease Unit, sat down with Scientific American to explain how the two Americans were cared for, the lessons that could be applied to help patients across Africa, and why the hysteria…

Congress Should Investigate High Turnover Rate Of Global Fund IG Position

Huffington Post: Who’s Next as the Top Cop at the Global Fund? Bea Edwards, executive and international director of the Government Accountability Project “Just recently, Martin O’Malley, the third Inspector General in three years at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, announced he would step down in…

Blog Post Examines Role Of FBOs In Global Health, Development

Global Health TV: Are donors adequately funding faith groups for maximum impact in global health? David Olson, a global development communications consultant, discusses the role of faith-based organizations in global public health and development (8/26).

U.S. Doctors Run ‘Surgery Camp’ In Uganda, Perform Life-Saving Operations

Associated Press: Amid poverty, U.S. surgeons saving lives in Uganda “…[A neurological] operation was one of many complex, life-saving surgeries the [American] team [of doctors] performed for a week on Ugandan patients who otherwise had little hope of survival. The operations, which would cost up to $20,000 here, are free…

Kaiser Family Foundation Launches Interactive U.S. Global Health Budget Tracker

Kaiser Family Foundation: U.S. Global Health Budget Tracker This new, interactive, online tool lets users follow the global health budget from the president’s budget request through the appropriations process in Congress, as well as see trends over time. Data are provided for global health program areas (e.g., HIV, TB, family…

State Department Recognizes Women’s Equality Day

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Celebrating Women’s Equality Day Catherine Russell, U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, recognizes Women’s Equality Day, which takes place each year on August 26, and discusses the U.S. commitment “to continuing [the] fight [for equal opportunities] for every woman and girl around the globe” (8/26).