This fact sheet describes U.S. government engagement in preparedness, surveillance, and response for global emerging infectious diseases.
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The Kaiser Family Foundation convened a public forum to take stock of the global health challenge presented by TB, to examine the limitations and challenges of current treatment options, their limitations and challenges, and to discuss the search for new and better TB drugs and other tools. The event began with a screening of a short segment of a new FRONTLINE television documentary, TB Silent Killer, which focuses on the Southern African nation of Swaziland, the country with the world’s highest incidence of TB, and delivers a portrait of the people living at the pandemic’s epicenter.
As of August 14, 2014, the Ebola virus has infected an estimated 1,975 individuals across four countries in West Africa, leading to 1,069 deaths (including three Americans). The official reported numbers, frightening as they are, likely vastly underestimate the true magnitude of the outbreak. Ebola has severely impacted the daily…
This Policy Insight take a deeper look at several key measures of the impact of the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa, including estimates of current cases, prevalence and death rates, as well as a consideration of the future projections of Ebola’s burden in the months to come.
In the latest post in the Policy Insights series, Jen Kates and Josh Michaud take a look at several key measures of the Ebola epidemic’s impact and assess future projections of Ebola’s burden in the months to come. Previous columns in the Policy Insights series are also available kff.org.
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of global neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing NTDs worldwide, including current programs, funding, and key issues.
This updated fact sheet highlights the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in the United States, providing current data and trends over time.
This updated fact sheet provides the latest data on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, including impact by region, treatment and prevention efforts, and an overview of the U.S. and global responses to the epidemic.
This fact sheet examines the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, D.C., one of the areas hardest hit by HIV in the United States. Fact Sheet: July 2012 (.pdf)