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Marking World Contraception Day, USAID Blog Discusses New Innovations in Contraception

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Five Promising Innovations in Contraception Marking World Contraception Day, Ellen Starbird, director of USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health, discusses issues related to contraception, USAID’s role in providing contraception, and “five promising new innovations in contraception” (9/26).

Poor Coordination Slowing Ebola Vaccine, Treatment Efforts

News outlets report on the lack of global coordination around the development of treatments and vaccines for Ebola. Bloomberg Businessweek: How the U.S. Screwed Up in the Fight Against Ebola “…It’s too early to say whether ZMapp was vital to the Americans’ survival. There were a limited number of doses…

Meetings Focus On Strengthening Global Health Security Agenda

News outlets report on an upcoming meeting aimed at fortifying the Global Health Security Agenda. CQ HealthBeat: NGOs Pushed to Join Drive for Global Health Security Network “On the eve of a major push by the Obama administration to establish a worldwide system to get ahead of threats like Ebola,…

NTD Control Should Be Larger Component Of U.S. Policy In Latin America

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The NTDs and Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America: Opportunities for United States Foreign Policy Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute “…Overall, science and global health diplomacy as it pertains to…

Engaging Communities Essential For Success Of U.S. Government Health Programs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Nothing about us without us: The evolving role of PEPFAR in community engagement In a guest post, Ron MacInnis, deputy director for HIV for the Futures Group’s Health Policy Project, discusses community involvement in global health programs, including PEPFAR, as well as a…

Blog Post Discusses Differences Between CDC, MSF Approaches To Ebola

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: CDC vs Médecins Sans Frontières on Ebola: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good? Mead Over, senior fellow at CGD, discusses a recent “disagreement between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Ebola experts and the Médecins Sans Frontieres Ebola doctors regarding the…

U.S. House Appropriators Approve Ebola Funding With Restriction; Top Republican On Senate Armed Services Committee Withholding Approval

News outlets report on congressional action to approve funding for U.S. Ebola efforts. Associated Press: Inhofe demands details before OK-ing Ebola funding “The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is holding up money to fight Ebola until the Obama administration provides details on how the military would protect…

Former Ambassador To India To Coordinate U.S. Ebola Efforts In West Africa

Reuters: Former ambassador to India to lead U.S. Ebola effort in Africa “The State Department on Wednesday named Nancy Powell, the former U.S. ambassador to India, to coordinate Washington’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa…” (Wroughton, 8/25).

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