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Trump Administration To Retain Ambassador Birx As PEPFAR Coordinator, ‘Showing Genuine Concern For’ Program’s Continuity

Washington Post: Trump team’s compassionate act will keep up the momentum on AIDS prevention Michael Gerson, opinion writer “This Inauguration Day brings an act of compassion, outreach, and bipartisanship by the Trump leadership team. The Trump administration will retain Ambassador Deborah Birx as the coordinator of PEPFAR (the President’s Emergency…

In Exclusive Interviews With Reuters, Bill Gates, Ray Chambers Discuss Uncertainty Surrounding Malaria Eradication Efforts With Changing U.S., U.N. Leadership

Reuters: Exclusive: Malaria champions unnerved by Trump uncertainty at crucial time “When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will the world’s new leaders commit to finally beating this persistent parasite? In exclusive interviews with Reuters in Davos,…

Trump Administration Asks NIH Director Francis Collins To Stay On At Least Temporarily

Nature: NIH director Francis Collins staying on — for now “On the eve of his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump has decided to retain Francis Collins as director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) — at least temporarily. Collins has been ‘held over by the Trump administration,’ NIH spokesperson…

Devex Features Q&As With WHO DG Candidates Tedros Adhanom, Miklós Szócska

Devex: Q&A: WHO candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus “As health minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus saw the impact of disease outbreaks and poor health care firsthand. He witnessed how malaria could devastate an agricultural workforce and leave crops unharvested. … Now as a candidate for the World Health Organization’s…

Family Of Indian Woman With XDR-TB Wins Access To Restricted TB Therapy

NPR: A Teen’s Family Fought To Get Her A Restricted TB Drug — And Won “A teenager who sued the Indian government to gain access to a new drug against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was granted her petition in a ruling handed down by the New Delhi High Court on January 18,…

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