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Congress Should Pass Bipartisan Legislation To Bolster New Antibiotic Development

Roll Call: Congressional Action in the Fight Against Superbugs Rear Admiral James J. Carey, national chair of the Flag & General Officers’ Network and chair of the Science in Service to Humanity Foundation “…[Thursday], two senators, Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., introduced a bipartisan bill to encourage…

USAID, U.S. Military, Ebola Survivors Training Health Care Workers In Liberia

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Training the Next Generation of Ebola Fighters Carol Han, press officer for the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), describes how USAID and the U.S. military are training Ebola workers in Liberia, along with the “invaluable” assistance of Ebola survivors who act as patients in the training facilities…

PEPFAR’s Focus On Partnerships With Other Agencies Will Move World Forward On AIDS

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Fighting HIV: Time to Focus, Says Debbi Birx Todd Summers, senior adviser at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses a recent blog post by Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Deborah Birx on the…

U.S. ‘Will Not Rest’ Until Ebola Epidemic Stopped

Fox News: CDC chief: Why I have hope about 2015 Ebola fight Tom Frieden, CDC director “…As long as there is a single case of Ebola in West Africa, none of us are safe. But as 2015 begins, I am hopeful. Hopeful about the progress that’s being made in West…

USAID Works To Strengthen Health Care Workforce To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Invest in Health Workers to End AIDS Diana Frymus, the health systems strengthening adviser in the Office of HIV/AIDS, writes, “In most countries with a high HIV burden, health work force shortages are commonplace and create significant barriers to combating the epidemic.” She discusses USAID’s work to strengthen…

Haiti’s Lymphatic Filariasis Program Makes Strides Toward Disease Elimination

CDC’s “Neglected Tropical Diseases”: Despite Earthquake, Lymphatic Filariasis Program in Haiti Is a Success This CDC blog post discusses efforts to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) using a mass drug administration (MDA) strategy in Haiti. “…When the elimination program began, nearly half of people in the most affected areas were infected;…

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