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Obama Will Be Awarded Most Of Emergency Ebola Funding Request, Sen. Graham Says

Associated Press: Obama to get most of $6.2B request to fight Ebola “President Barack Obama will be awarded the bulk of his $6.2 billion request to fight Ebola in Africa, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee said Thursday. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday that Obama won’t get…

U.S. Officials To Discuss Options For Increased Ebola Response Role In Sierra Leone

Washington Post: U.S. is weighing more aid to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone “The United States is weighing an increase in aid, including a possible military component, to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, the country in West Africa where the deadly virus is spreading the fastest, officials…

Broaden Focus Of Existing Disease-Specific Programs To Include Efforts To Reduce NCDs

The Lancet: NCDs and an outcome-based approach to global health Thomas Bollyky of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Ezekiel Emanuel, Eric Goosby, David Satcher, Donna Shalala, and Tommy Thompson, all members of the CFR Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases “…Although the health and economic consequences of NCDs are…

Investment In Global Health Security Urgently Needed

White House National Security Council: Why Global Health Security Is an Emergency Ambassador Susan Rice, the president’s national security adviser, discusses disease threats and the Global Health Security Agenda, writing, “…To secure the American people from global epidemics, we must stop these epidemics at their source. That requires building health…

NTD Expert Peter Hotez Named As U.S. Science Envoy

U.S. Department of State: Announcement of U.S. Science Envoys The State Department announced the names and area of expertise of four new U.S. science envoys, including Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, who will…

VanRoekel Speaks About Technology Infrastructure Building In Ebola-Hit West African Nations

FedScoop: VanRoekel talks firsthand of Ebola-plagued West Africa “Steven VanRoekel, about two months into his detail as chief innovation officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development and its battle against Ebola, recently spent seven days in Ebola-stricken Liberia. … ‘A region that was really the shining star of the…

Continued U.S. Investment In Global Health Necessary To Save Lives, Protect Americans

Roll Call: The Unseen Effects of Ebola Bruce Wilkinson, president and CEO of Catholic Medical Mission Board “Pandemics as rapid and devastating as the current Ebola outbreak, although rare, serve as an important reminder of the critical security and humanitarian work the U.S. does around the world and here at…

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