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Trump Transition Team’s Questionnaire On Africa Viewed As Skeptical About Humanitarian, Health Aid, Including PEPFAR

The Atlantic: Tragedy Would Unfold if Trump Cancels Bush’s AIDS Program “…Last Friday, Helene Cooper at the New York Times reported that the [Trump] transition team sent a four-page questionnaire to the State Department about America’s relationship with Africa, on topics ranging from terrorism to humanitarianism. Several questions indicated ‘an…

Nature Profiles Several Potential Candidates To Head NIH

Nature: Surprising contenders emerge for Trump’s NIH chief “Could U.S. president-elect Donald Trump be close to choosing a leader for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)? Current NIH chief Francis Collins and Representative Andy Harris (Republican, Maryland), both front-runners for [the] job, met separately with Trump on 11 January, as…

CDC-Funded Project Aims To Protect Newborns From Infections Acquired In Health Care Settings

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Protecting newborns from infection in health care settings Rachel Smith, medical epidemiologist for the CDC’s Division of Health Care Quality Promotion’s International Infection Control Program, discusses the challenge of preventing infections in newborns while in a health care setting, highlighting a CDC-funded project through the “Johns…

Devex Examines Development Implications Of Tillerson Appointment To U.S. Secretary Of State

Devex: Development community weighs implications of Rex Tillerson Senate hearings “Civil society organizations routinely advocate for key issues to feature during confirmation hearings of U.S. political appointees. But this year, the stakes were particularly high in advance of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings held [Thursday] for Rex Tillerson,…

The Lancet Examines Congressional Support For U.S. Cures Act, Potential For Funding

The Lancet: Experts confident of Congressional funding for U.S. Cures Act “Just five weeks before his presidency ended, Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, a law that will sustain several of his signature biomedical research initiatives, streamline the U.S. drug and medical device approval process, improve the nation’s…

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