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U.S. Investment In Global Immunizations Can Protect Americans, Children Worldwide

Los Angeles Times: The measles outbreaks that matter the most aren’t happening here Andrea Gay, executive director of children’s health at the United Nations Foundation and a member of the Measles & Rubella Initiative “…There are still millions of children around the world who don’t have access to the measles…

Fox News Examines U.S. Emergency Ebola Funding As West African Epidemic Slows

Fox News: As Ebola fades, questions arise over billions in U.S. aid “Aid officials say a surge of international support since last fall has helped contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but as U.S.-built clinics sit dormant amid a fading health crisis, the question remains: what happens to the…

U.S. House Bill Would Establish National Strategy To Address FGM

The Hill: Bill calls for strategy against female genital mutilation “Two House Democrats have introduced a measure directing the federal government to craft a national strategy to protect girls from female genital mutilation. The bill offered by Democratic Reps. Joe Crowley (N.Y.) and Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) addresses the issue…

U.S. Should Lead By Example In Efforts To Immunize Children Worldwide

Huffington Post: The Consensus Around Vaccines Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF “The current measles outbreak in the U.S. raises serious concerns — not just from a domestic public health standpoint, but from a global one as well. … Every year, globally, 1.5 million…

CSIS Global Health Policy Experts Share Impressions Of Ebola Epidemic In West Africa

Health Affairs Blog: After The Worst In Liberia And Sierra Leone J. Stephen Morrison, director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, and Cathryn Streifel, a program manager and research associate for the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, write about discussions they undertook with different experts and delegations while recently…

Researcher Describes Long Road To Develop Experimental Ebola Vaccine

Associated Press: Twists, turns, eventually lead to promising Ebola vaccine “It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail. … But it is those failures that Sullivan credits for finally…

Experts Discuss Media’s Role In Global Health At VOA, USAID Panel

VOA News: VOA, USAID Discuss Importance of Media in Global Health “Media can have an impact on global diseases, not only by giving people important information, but by changing behaviors that spread illness, aid experts told a recent panel in Washington. The panel was organized by the Voice of America…