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Health Workers In Pakistan Battle Polio, Militants

Foreign Policy: SWAT M.D. “…Ever since the CIA used a vaccination campaign as cover in its hunt for Osama Bin Laden, real medical professionals have found themselves in the crosshairs in Pakistan. The Taliban have banned immunizations and accused those attempting to deliver medical services in the tribal areas of…

Congressional Briefing Recognizes World Immunization Week

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog summarizes comments made by Robert Clay, deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, and Lucas Otieno, research officer at the Kenya Medical Research Institute Walter-Reed Project, who spoke on Monday at a congressional briefing recognizing World Immunization Week (Aziz,…

NIH’s Fogarty Center Launches New Strategic Plan For Global Health Research, Training

Media sources report on NIH’s new strategic plan for global health. Science Codex: NIH center sets new goals for global health research and training “Global health research and training efforts should focus on combating the growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases, better incorporating information technology into research and training, and more…

U.S. Government, Pharma Companies Should Test Ebola Vaccine Candidate

Foreign Affairs: An Unnecessary Plague Jessica Hatcher, journalist An Ebola outbreak in Guinea “has spread to neighboring Liberia, with additional cases suspected in Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Mali. … What’s particularly disturbing about the present crisis, however, is that some infections could have been prevented. For years, the United States…

Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief Explores U.S. Government And Global LGBT Health

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released an issue brief, titled “The U.S. Government and Global LGBT Health: Opportunities and Challenges in the Current Era.” The brief summarizes main points of discussion raised at two Kaiser Family Foundation-convened roundtable discussions that included representatives from the U.S. government, multilateral institutions, non-governmental organizations,…

USAID Brings Food To Sudan, Helps Feed Displaced

Agence France-Presse: Ship brings U.S.-donated food to help Sudan’s displaced “A ship loaded with U.S.-donated food that arrived in Sudan on Sunday will help to feed about 300,000 people uprooted by fighting this year in the Darfur region, the U.N. said…” (4/27).

Climate Change Is A Food Security Issue

Al Jazeera: Climate change and the food security dimension Hilal Elver, research professor in global studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and co-director of the Climate Change Project “The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report made clear that climate change will be harmful for…

U.S. Food Aid Must ‘Prioritize Population Needs Over Industry Pressure’

Lancet Global Health: ‘From the American People’: the U.S. Farm Bill and the reform of emergency food aid James Smith of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne “…With the support of several international non-governmental organizations, the current U.S. administration recently proposed substantial changes, which would largely delink food aid from…

Secretary Kerry Swears In Deborah Birx As U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on the April 25 formal swearing in of Deborah Birx as U.S. global AIDS coordinator by Secretary of State John Kerry (Aziz, 4/25). A transcript of remarks from the ceremony is available online from the State Department (4/25).

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