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U.S. Military Arrives In Liberia To Assist With Ebola Response

News outlets report on the U.S. military’s response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. Associated Press: U.S. Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia “U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the…

GlobalPost Special Report Examines Role Of PPPs In Global Health

GlobalPost: Branding Health: The Rise of Public-Private Partnerships in Global Health “They are some of the world’s biggest brands: Coca-Cola. Walmart. Chevron. Starbucks. McDonald’s. So what do they have to do with global health? These megabrands all partner with USAID to tackle some of the world’s toughest health issues. As…

AFRICOM’s Involvement In Ebola Response Could Change Future Aid For Human Security Threats

Washington Post: Will AFRICOM’s Ebola response be watershed moment for international action on human security? Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre, assistant professor in the Department of Historical and Political Studies at Arcadia University “…The AFRICOM and UNMEER missions are not your typical militarized humanitarian intervention. Defining the Ebola crisis as a human…

Obama Administration’s Efforts To Prevent Antibiotic Overuse, Resistance Welcome

New York Times: A New Attack on Antibiotic Resistance Editorial Board “…The Obama administration announced some good measures this month that should help reduce the overuse of antibiotics in humans and much, though perhaps not all, of the overuse in animal husbandry that together are fueling the emergence of drug-resistant…

USAID’s Lindborg Visiting Ebola-Hit Liberia With USG Delegation

USAID: USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg Travels to Liberia “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg will be in Liberia September 30 through October 2 as a part of a U.S. government delegation led by Department of…

U.S. Pledges Nearly $83M In Additional Emergency Aid For S. Sudan Refugees, IDPs

U.S. State Department: U.S. Pledges $83 million Additional Emergency Assistance for the People of South Sudan On Monday, the U.S. “announced nearly $83 million in additional emergency assistance for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. … With…

U.S. Works With U.N. To Support LGBT Rights

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: Free and Equal: Working With the United Nations To Support LGBT Rights Wesley Reisser, foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, discusses how the U.S. played a “role in supporting efforts to highlight LGBT rights” at the U.N. General Assembly in New York…

Blog Post Examines UNAIDS’ ‘Fast Track’ Strategy Aimed At Ending AIDS By 2030

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: UNAIDS plan to “Fast Track” end of AIDS means prioritizing men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for…