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Ebola Vaccine Research Progressing Quickly

Science: Ebola vaccines racing forward at record pace “On 2 September, a 39-year-old woman in Bethesda, Maryland, received a novel Ebola vaccine never given to humans before. In as little as two months, this same vaccine may go into the arms of thousands of health care workers and other first-line…

Puerto Rico Partners With U.S. On HIV Vaccine Project

Associated Press: Puerto Rico partners on U.S. HIV vaccine project “Puerto Rico’s governor says the island’s largest public university is partnering with federal agencies to oversee a U.S.-funded project aimed at trying to develop a prophylactic vaccine for the HIV virus that causes AIDS…” (9/9).

U.S. To Support A.U.’s Mobilization Of HCWs In Ebola Outbreak Response

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: U.S. Will Help Mobilize Additional African Health Workers To Combat the Ebola Outbreak “The United States announced [Tuesday] that it will support the African Union’s (A.U.) urgent deployment of trained and equipped medical workers to West Africa — the single largest injection of critical personnel…

Pentagon To Send U.S. Military Field Hospital To Liberia

News outlets report on the announcement of U.S. military involvement in efforts to treat Ebola patients in Liberia. Foreign Policy: U.S. Military Involvement in Ebola Fight Is Minimal “On Sunday President Barack Obama raised expectations that the U.S. military will help fight the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa. But…

WHO’s Funding Impacts Agency’s Ability To Respond To Ebola

Mother Jones: Why the World Health Organization Doesn’t Have Enough Funds to Fight Ebola “With the Ebola virus continuing its spread throughout West Africa — and landing this week in a fifth country, Senegal — the custodians of global health are becoming more adamant that the world is not doing…

Health Affairs’ September Issue Focuses On Global Health

Health Affairs Blog: Think and Act Globally: Health Affairs’ September Issue “The September issue of Health Affairs emphasizes lessons learned from developing and industrialized nations collectively seeking the elusive goals of better care, with lower costs and higher quality. A number of studies analyze key global trends including patient engagement…

Mapping Plays Critical Role In HIV Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Why maps matter: Delivering the right HIV services in the right place at the right time In a guest post, Anita Datar of the Health Policy Project discusses the role of geographical information systems, or mapping, in strengthening the HIV response (9/8).

U.S. Government’s Global Health Programs Release Updated Results

U.S. Global Health Programs: Results “Updated results and impact from U.S. global health programs were recently released concurrent with the African Leaders Summit last month. Since 2009, the U.S. government has invested over $50 billion in foreign assistance for health and, as a result, saved millions of lives. In Fiscal…