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Measuring the Impact of Ebola: Will it Reach 1.4 Million?

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.

Measuring the Impact of Ebola: Will it Reach 1.4 Million?

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.

Calling in the Military to Fight Ebola

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman discusses the President’s commitment of troops to combat the Ebola outbreak and explains the Department of Defense’s widespread role in global health activities.

Ebola in West Africa: Four Questions for the U.S. Response Going Forward

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…

A Town Hall Forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx

The Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a town hall forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D. the new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, in which she shared her vision for the next phase of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in supporting efforts to achieve an AIDS-free generation.

June 23 Event: A Town Hall Forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx

At 10:30 a.m. ET on June 23, the Kaiser Family Foundation will host a town hall forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D. the new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, to lay out her vision for the next phase of  the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in supporting…

The U.S. Government and Global LGBT Health: Opportunities and Challenges in the Current Era

In recent years, the U.S. government has paid increasing attention to the health and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals around the world, utilizing both multilateral and bilateral channels. Still, however, many LGBT individuals continue to face stigma, discrimination, and violence, both within and outside of the health sector, which compromise their ability to access needed health services and can adversely affect health status. Moreover, in many countries, the barriers faced by LGBT individuals include discriminatory laws and policies. To explore opportunities and challenges facing the U.S. government in this arena, the Kaiser Family Foundation convened two roundtable discussions of high-level experts working on global LGBT health and rights as well as those working more broadly on global health. This issue brief summarizes the main points of discussion raised by roundtable participants, focusing on opportunities, challenges, and potential next steps for the U.S. government to consider in addressing the health needs of LGBT individuals around the world. It also provides an overview of global LGBT health issues, and reviews U.S. government efforts to address global LGBT health to date.