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Engaging Communities Essential For Success Of U.S. Government Health Programs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Nothing about us without us: The evolving role of PEPFAR in community engagement In a guest post, Ron MacInnis, deputy director for HIV for the Futures Group’s Health Policy Project, discusses community involvement in global health programs, including PEPFAR, as well as a…

Meetings Focus On Strengthening Global Health Security Agenda

News outlets report on an upcoming meeting aimed at fortifying the Global Health Security Agenda. CQ HealthBeat: NGOs Pushed to Join Drive for Global Health Security Network “On the eve of a major push by the Obama administration to establish a worldwide system to get ahead of threats like Ebola,…

Marking World Contraception Day, USAID Blog Discusses New Innovations in Contraception

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Five Promising Innovations in Contraception Marking World Contraception Day, Ellen Starbird, director of USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health, discusses issues related to contraception, USAID’s role in providing contraception, and “five promising new innovations in contraception” (9/26).

Speaking At U.N. Special Meeting, Obama Calls On Member States To Increase Ebola Responses

News outlets report on a U.N. special meeting during which world leaders discussed the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa and U.S. President Barack Obama called on the international community to ramp up efforts to contain the disease. Agence France-Presse: U.N. confronts deadly Ebola epidemic “World leaders gathered at the…

Poor Coordination Slowing Ebola Vaccine, Treatment Efforts

News outlets report on the lack of global coordination around the development of treatments and vaccines for Ebola. Bloomberg Businessweek: How the U.S. Screwed Up in the Fight Against Ebola “…It’s too early to say whether ZMapp was vital to the Americans’ survival. There were a limited number of doses…

U.S. Congress Members Highlight Different Aspects Of Ebola Outbreak

News outlets highlight statements and other actions of U.S. Congress members related to the Ebola outbreak. The Hill: Alexander: Ebola is most ‘explosive’ epidemic “Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) warned that the United States is at risk of becoming exposed to the deadly Ebola outbreak. ‘Unless it is controlled, this will be…

G7 Releases Joint Statement On Ebola Outbreak, Expresses ‘Deepest Concern’

Media sources report on a G7 joint statement on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. Agence France-Presse: G7 warns Ebola-hit nations ‘must not be isolated’ “The world’s most developed economies pledged to keep open air and sea links with Ebola-hit countries Thursday, saying much-needed help had to be able to…

NTD Control Should Be Larger Component Of U.S. Policy In Latin America

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The NTDs and Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America: Opportunities for United States Foreign Policy Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute “…Overall, science and global health diplomacy as it pertains to…