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White House, Senate Democrats Should Not Politicize Zika Response

USA TODAY: Drop the politics, put health first: Paul Ryan Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), speaker of the House “We shouldn’t be politicizing the Zika threat. We should be fighting it. From the start, the Republican-led Congress has made it a priority to enact smart measures and secure resources to protect…

Advocates Discuss Lack Of Hard Timeline In Clinton’s HIV/AIDS Plan; Development Experts Discuss Potential U.S. Aid Agenda Under Possible Clinton Presidency

The Advocate: Here’s What Was Missing From Hillary’s HIV Plan “Hillary Clinton has an updated plan to end the AIDS epidemic both nationally and internationally. The plan, released Monday, included many applause-worthy commitments to achieve this end, which will go into motion if Clinton becomes president. … Yet Clinton’s plan…

NIH Begins First Clinical Trial Of Experimental Zika Vaccine

CNN: Human trials begin for Zika vaccines “The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has injected two human volunteers with an experimental DNA-based Zika vaccine, Director Anthony Fauci announced [Wednesday], a month ahead of its projected schedule for vaccine development…” (LaMotte, 8/3). Reuters: U.S. health researchers test Zika vaccine…

The Atlantic Examines Challenges To Preventing, Treating TB

The Atlantic: The Danger of Ignoring Tuberculosis “…[I]n the United States, where tuberculosis has been on the decline since 1992, there’s a vague perception that it is a historic disease — long since cured and largely forgotten. That is not the case. Tuberculosis remains a major killer. As antibiotic-resistant strains…

USAID Continues To Use Data-Driven Decision-Making To Achieve Development Goals

Devex: Data vs. mosquitoes Ann Mei Chang, chief innovation officer at USAID and executive director of the U.S. Global Development Lab “…We have a big opportunity in global development right now. Thanks in part to game-changing advances in information and communications technology, we have better data and tools to analyze…

Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Zika Response, Call On Congress To Act

USA TODAY: Zika hits home while Congress fiddles: Column Michele Barry, director, and Katherine States Burke, deputy director, both of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University “…As this [Zika] crisis unfolds, where is Congress? On vacation. … On this important health matter, Congress has failed us.…

Immigration Policies Could Impact Americans’ Health

The Hill: A terrifying medical threat that bears on this election Reed Wilson, CEO of Private Practice Doctors, LLC “As a doctor, it has been incredible to see the eradication or minimization of so many infectious diseases over the course of my lifetime. Unfortunately, some of those diseases are being…

TPP Would Result In Increased Drug Prices In Developing Countries

The Hill: TPP would make medicine a luxury for developing nations Nicholas Archer, contributor to Economics21 and student at Hillsdale College “…The [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] agreement offers many benefits, but contains several troubling provisions, including one that would force member countries to implement strong monopoly protections for newly introduced biologics.…

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