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Second Ebola Vaccine Trial Underway In Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone “Thousands of health care workers in areas of Sierra Leone that are grappling with Ebola will now begin receiving an experimental vaccine against the often deadly virus, officials said Tuesday…” (4/14). The Hill: CDC begins Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone…

Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet Outlines U.S. Federal Funding For HIV/AIDS Included In President’s FY16 Budget Request

Kaiser Family Foundation: U.S. Federal Funding for HIV/AIDS: The President’s FY 2016 Budget Request This fact sheet includes information from the President’s FY16 budget request. “…[R]eleased on February 2, 2015, [the budget request] includes an estimated $31.7 billion for combined domestic and global HIV efforts. Domestic HIV is funded at…

U.S. To Support A.U. Efforts To Establish African CDC

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Supporting Capacity Building Efforts To Help Africa Cope With Health Threats “DipNote” bloggers discuss Secretary Kerry’s remarks at the signing of “a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in support of the African Union’s plan to establish an African version of the American Centers for Disease Control…

U.S., African Union Sign Memorandum To Form African CDC

News outlets report on the signing of a memorandum between the U.S. and the African Union to create a disease control and prevention center in Africa. CIDRAP News: U.S., African agreement formalizes creation of African CDC “Top officials from the United States and the African Union (A.U.) today formalized a…

Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins In Sierra Leone

New York Times: Sierra Leone: Ebola Trial Begins “Researchers began vaccinating volunteers in Sierra Leone with an experimental Ebola vaccine in a study officially begun on Monday. The trial, the third to begin in the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola, is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control…

Blog Post Summarizes Recent News, Opinion On Global Health Disease Research, Outbreak Preparedness

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: research capacity building in Africa, lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak, and top health officials in the United States tell Congress to “think globally” Kat Kelley, GHTC senior program assistant, discusses a new initiative to increase Africa’s research capacity, as well as two…