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CDC Epidemiologist Discusses Whether Eliminating Measles By 2020 Is Realistic Goal

U.N. Dispatch: Measles Around the World Mark Leon Goldberg, managing editor of U.N. Dispatch, speaks with epidemiologist Rebecca Martin of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about “why epidemiologists are so concerned about the American [measles] outbreak; what accounts for the overall decline globally; and what needs to…

U.S. Government Officials Weigh In On Measles Vaccination Debate

NPR: CDC Director: ‘Unfortunately, I’m Not Surprised’ By Measles’ Rise “Robert Siegel talks to Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the current measles outbreak in the U.S. and the government’s response…” (Siegel, 2/4). Washington Post: The politics of the vaccination debate In this video,…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Global Health Elements Of White House FY16 Budget Request

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: The President’s budget broken down, a human rights bill reintroduced, when science is a hard sell Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, reviews several recent publications regarding U.S. global health…

FY16 Budget Request Includes Mixed Bag For Global Health, Development Programs

Devex: The 7 foreign aid boons and busts in Obama’s budget proposal “U.S. President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $4 trillion in fiscal year 2016. Just over one percent of that hefty sum would go to international affairs and development programs. But buried further within that small slice are…

U.S. Government Working With Partners To End FGM

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Five Powerful Stories About FGM/C You Need To Hear Catherine Russell, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, writes, “Whether you care about global health, good governance, international development, or human rights, the many stories of FGM/C are ones we need to hear and share.”…

USG Resources Highlight State Department, USAID Funding in FY16 Budget Request

U.S. Department of State: Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development 2016 Budget The U.S. State Department on Monday released a fact sheet highlighting funding items in the FY16 budget request, which “provides $50.3 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for…

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Summary Of Global Health Funding In FY16 Budget Request

Kaiser Family Foundation: White House Releases FY16 Budget Request According to the foundation’s summary of the budget request, “funding for global health programs at USAID and the State Department (through the Global Health Programs account) would total $8,181 million, which is $273 million (3%) below the FY 2015 enacted level”…

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