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Donors Pledge $7.5B To Gavi Through 2020; Money Will Help Immunize 300M Children Worldwide

News outlets discuss the outcomes of a pledging conference for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which took place this week in Berlin. Agence France-Presse: Donors pledge $7.5 bn to extend child vaccine drive “Countries and private donors have pledged $7.5 billion (6.6 billion euros) to help immunize 300 million more children…

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Obama’s FY16 Budget Request To Include More Than $1.2B To Combat, Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

News outlets discuss President Barack Obama’s plan to request additional funding to combat and prevent antibiotic drug resistance. The Hill: Obama eyes new funds to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria “President Obama will propose nearly doubling the amount of federal funding to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria in his budget proposal, the White House…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Poll Shows American Public’s Support Of, Priorities For U.S. Global Health Spending

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Americans support global health spending over other foreign aid spending Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses findings from a Kaiser Family Foundation poll examining American opinions on U.S. spending on global health and foreign aid (1/27).

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Criticizing Vaccine Prices Could Deter Pharmaceutical Companies From Developing Drugs For Poor Countries, Gates Says

The Guardian: Bill Gates dismisses criticism of high prices for vaccines “Bill Gates has dismissed criticism by health campaigners of the high prices of some vaccines, warning that it only serves to deter pharmaceutical companies from working on life-saving products for poor countries. In an interview with The Guardian from…

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World Bank President Proposes Global Funding Mechanism For Future Pandemics

BBC News: Ebola crisis: World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future pandemics “The world is ‘dangerously unprepared’ for future deadly pandemics like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the president of the World Bank has warned. Jim Yong Kim, speaking in Washington, said it was vital that governments, corporations, aid agencies, and…

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New WHO Regional Director For Africa Vows Reform

New York Times: Botswana Doctor Is Named to Lead WHO in Africa “…’There is no question that, as a region, we need to up our game,’ [Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO’s new regional director for Africa,] said. ‘The WHO is reforming, and one of my intentions is to fast-track reform in…

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Gates Foundation CEO Discusses Goal Of Reducing Maternal Mortality By Two-Thirds By 2030

Scientific American: Gates CEO: Let’s Shrink Maternal Mortality In a Scientific American podcast, “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann talks about some of what needs to be done to make a reality of the foundation’s aspiration to cut maternal mortality by two-thirds by 2030…” (Mirsky/DiChristina, 1/27).

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Lawyers Preparing Appeal In Lawsuit Against U.N. Over Cholera Epidemic In Haiti

Devex: Lawyers push lawsuit against U.N. for Haiti cholera outbreak “Human rights lawyers in New York are preparing to file an appeal against a U.S. judge’s decision to dismiss a class action lawsuit against the United Nations, the next step in an uphill battle that, if successful, may change the…

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Knowledge, Awareness Of Breast Cancer Must Increase In Solomon Islands To Lower Disease Mortality

Inter Press Service: When Ignorance Is Deadly: Pacific Women Dying From Lack of Breast Cancer Awareness “Women now face a better chance of surviving breast cancer in the Solomon Islands … following the recent acquisition of the country’s first mammogram machine. But just a week ahead of World Cancer Day,…

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Number Of Plague Cases Rises In Madagascar; WHO Warns Of Wider Spread Following Flooding

Reuters: Plague cases rise in Madagascar, fear of more epidemics: WHO “Plague has killed 57 people out of 213 known cases in Madagascar and more deaths are feared after recent flooding forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and set rats on the run, the World Health Organization…

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