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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…

Blog Post Assesses Progress On HIV/AIDS As MDG Deadline Approaches

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: An AIDS-free Generation is Within Reach Zach Silberman, policy manager at USGLC, and Lindsay Markle, a USGLC intern, outline progress made over the past 15 years in stemming the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and they write that as the world approaches the Millennium Development Goals deadline, “an AIDS-free…

Devex Interviews Incoming Head Of USAID’s Global Development Lab

Devex: Ann Mei Chang’s vision for USAID’s Global Development Lab “…Devex spoke with [Anne Mei] Chang in Washington, D.C., to learn more about the vision she is bringing to a USAID initiative that is supposed to produce ‘transformative development solutions,’ but within the confines of a government bureaucracy that is…

CDC Releases Recommendations Supporting Medical Male Circumcision, Saying Procedure Helps Decrease Risk Of HIV, Other STIs

Reuters: Male circumcision benefits outweigh risks, U.S. CDC says “The benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks, according a long-awaited draft of federal guidelines from U.S. health officials released on Tuesday, which indicate that scientific evidence supports recommending the procedure. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that…

Congress Must Reevaluate HIV/AIDS Policy Approaches To Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

The Hill: New Congress must consider new policy approaches for world AIDS fight Jim Patterson, former diplomat “With Ebola in the United States, World AIDS Day 2014, December 1, is a stark reminder of the continued U.S. and global challenge AIDS represents. The new Congress should also consider the critical…

Global Health Service Partnership Expansion Will Help Reach AIDS-Free Generation Goal

Huffington Post: A Partnership for the Future of Global Health Carrie Hessler-Radelet, director of the Peace Corps “…In a unique public-private partnership, the Peace Corps, Seed Global Health, and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) worked together to launch the Global Heath Service Partnership, (GHSP) where experienced…

U.S. Opens Second Ebola Treatment Unit In Liberia

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: U.S. Opens New Ebola Clinic in Liberia Carol Han, press officer for USAID’s Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team, writes, “…[A] second [Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU)] supported by the United States is operational in the city of Kakata, about 45 miles northeast of Monrovia. Built by the organization Save…

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