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CDC Testing Fractional Dose Vaccination For Yellow Fever

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Yellow Fever Vaccination Response Kimberley Fox, immunizations systems branch chief, and Jennie Harris, epidemiologist, both with CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discuss the agency’s evaluation of fractional dose vaccinations for yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The authors note, “If the fractional dose is…

U.S. President Trump’s Budget Blueprint, Obamacare Repeal Legislation Could Cut Funding To Programs Meant To Protect Americans From Infectious Disease Threats

The Atlantic: The Tiny Trump Budget Cut That Could Blind America to the Next Zika “…[W]ith [U.S. President Trump’s] budget threatening to carve large gaping gashes into the flank of American science, it’s easy to lose sight of the damage that even small nicks can inflict. Consider the Epidemiology and…

Foreign Aid Helps Keep Americans Healthy

Forbes: Bill Gates Is Right, USAID Is Not Just Foreign Aid, It Aids The U.S. Bruce Y. Lee, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, executive director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and director of operations…

Organizations React To U.S. President Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts To Foreign Aid

MFAN: MFAN Community Pushes Back on Trump Administration’s Deep Proposed Cuts to Foreign Assistance Jill MacArthur, program & membership coordinator at MFAN, highlights a roundup of reactions from the MFAN community to President Trump’s budget blueprint released last week, and notes, “MFAN has come out strongly opposing this deep and…

Trump Administration’s Proposed U.N. Funding Cuts Threaten Responses To Acute Humanitarian Crises, Long-Term Development Goals, Experts Say

Associated Press: Trump foreign aid cuts counter global development goals: E.U. “President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts to humanitarian aid go against the global development goals the United States committed to in 2015, the European Union’s international development chief warned Friday…” (Meseret, 3/17). Los Angeles Times: With 20 million people…

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