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Pledges For Syrian Humanitarian Aid Fall Short Of Target

Inter Press Service: Pledges for Humanitarian Aid to Syria Fall Short of Target by Billions “…[United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s] appeal for a hefty 8.4 billion dollars in humanitarian aid fell short of its target — despite great-hearted efforts by three major donors: the European Commission (E.C.) and its member…

CDC, State Department Blog Posts Discuss Ebola, Response Efforts

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Working collaboratively to support Ebola response efforts in Sierra Leone Bao-Ping Zhu, CDC Epidemiologist and Uganda FETP resident adviser, discusses his trip to Sierrra Leone and the CDC’s response efforts to work collaboratively with other partners to end the Ebola outbreak (3/31). U.S. Department of State’s…

State Department, USAID Blog Posts Discuss Humanitarian Response To Crisis In Syria

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Syria: ‘The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis in a Generation Demands the Response of a Generation’ The blog post discusses U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power’s comments at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria (3/31). USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Why You Should Still Care About Syria…

USG Awards Pharmaceutical Company Funds To Develop Ebola Treatment

The Hill: Feds award company up to $35M to develop Ebola drug “The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Tuesday awarded about $12 million to a North Carolina pharmaceutical company that has been developing Ebola treatments. The company, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, has created a ‘promising’ experimental drug that prevents…

State Department Podcast Discusses Frontline Ebola Health Workers In West Africa

U.S. Department of State: Fighting Ebola: Being on the frontline of the fight The U.S. Department of State released a SoundCloud podcast on Ebola frontline health workers. “In this episode of Fighting Ebola we hear from health care workers on the ground battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa” (3/27).

Obama Administration Announces Plan To Address Antibiotic Drug Resistance

The Hill: Obama unveils $1.2B plan to tackle drug-resistant bacteria “President Obama on Friday announced a long-awaited national plan to combat the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which he called one of the world’s ‘most pressing’ public health crises. It is the first White House plan to specifically address antibiotic…

Administration Releases Strategy To Prevent Spread Of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria prompts ‘National Action Plan,’ with global strategies targeting pathogens that include multidrug-resistant tuberculosis Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, outlines the Obama administration’s recently-released plan to fight the…

U.S., WFP Work To Support Humanitarian, Food Assistance Efforts In South Sudan

U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: On the Ground in South Sudan: Delivering Humanitarian and Food Assistance Against The Odds David Lane, United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, discusses his recent trip to “South Sudan to see how the world’s largest humanitarian food agency is addressing one of…

Ending Hunger, Malnutrition Requires Sustained Momentum, Strong Partnerships

Huffington Post: U.S. Leadership on Global Food and Nutrition Security: We are Making Serious Progress Katie Lee, policy manager at InterAction “…The United States government is a crucial partner to the broad coalition of organizations supporting food and nutrition security. … ‘We can be proud of the progress we have…

Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet Examines U.S. Government And Global Malaria

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Malaria This fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in global malaria efforts, including the President’s Malaria Initiative and funding; effective malaria interventions; and global goals for control and eradication (3/27).

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