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U.S. Must Increase Capacity For Global Health R&D, Anticipate Global Disease Threats

Washington Post: Why aren’t we producing medications for looming global disease threats? Mel Spigelman, physician and president and chief executive of TB Alliance “…[A new Global Health Technologies Coalition] analysis reveals that over the past six years, [U.S.] taxpayer funding for global health research has been stagnant or declining. … Managing health threats through emergency…More

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Friday Think: what Disney World and systems strengthening have in common

Last week, Bill Gates penned an op-ed for the New York Times discussing how the global health community was ill-prepared to respond to the Ebola epidemic and remains ill-prepared to respond to similar global health epidemics in the future. His … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesStrength in numbers: the power behind peer learning networksOn World Water Day, PATH celebrates the Water for the World ActFriday Think: a “clinic on wheels” packs a punch at poverty ;

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Validation of a Microsphere Immunoassay for Serological Leptospirosis Diagnosis

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The Distribution of Ocular Chlamydia Prevalence across Tanzanian Communities Where Trachoma Is…

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Anthelmintic Activity In Vivo of Epiisopiloturine against Juvenile and Adult Worms of…

by Maria A. Guimarães, Rosimeire N. de Oliveira, Leiz M.


Genetic Recombination between Human and Animal Parasites Creates Novel Strains of Human…

by Wendy Gibson, Lori Peacock, Vanessa Ferris, Katrin Fischer, Jennifer Livingstone, James Thomas, Mick Bailey Genetic recombination between pathogens derived from humans and livestock has the potential to create novel pathogen strains, highlighted by the influenza pandemic H1N1/09, which was derived from a re-assortment of swine, avian and human influenza A viruses. Here we investigated whether genetic recombination between subspecies of the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma brucei, from humans and animals can generate new strains of human pathogen, T. b


Mycetoma in the Sudan: An Update from the Mycetoma Research Centre, University of Khartoum,…

by Ahmed Fahal, EL Sheikh Mahgoub, Ahmed M. EL Hassan, Manar Elsheikh Abdel-Rahman This communication reports on the Mycetoma Research Centre of the University of Khartoum, Sudan experience on 6,792 patients seen during the period 1991–2014.The patients were predominately young (64% under 30 years old) males (76%). The majority (68%) were from the Sudan mycetoma belt and 28% were students.


Cessation of Mass Drug Administration for Lymphatic Filariasis in Zanzibar in 2006: Was…

by Maria P. Rebollo, Khalfan A.


Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet Examines U.S. Government And Global Malaria

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Malaria This fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in global malaria efforts, including the President’s Malaria Initiative and funding; effective malaria interventions; and global goals for control and eradication (3/27).


Individuals Who Ignore Official Advice Could Cause Upsurge Of Ebola Cases, U.N. Special Envoy…

The Guardian: Ebola upsurge could undo progress in blink of an eye, warns expert “Despite the massive push to bring the number of new Ebola cases down to zero as quickly as possible, there will inevitably be ‘flare-ups’ that could reverse the overall downward trend and prove difficult to contain, the U.N.’s response coordinator has…More


NIH Confirms Safety Of 2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines

Reuters: Two experimental Ebola vaccines pass safety test in African trial “Two experimental Ebola vaccines, one from GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the other from biotech start-up NewLink Genetics Corp, ‘appear to be safe’ part way through a clinical trial being conducted in Liberia, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Thursday…” (Begley, 3/26). Wall…More


Current Epidemic’s Ebola Virus Not Mutating Faster Than Strains In Previous Outbreaks, Study…

New York Times: Ebola Virus in Latest Outbreak Does Not Show Unusual Mutations, Study Finds “Fears that the current Ebola epidemic, the deadliest in history, was caused by a more lethal, fast-moving or easily transmissible virus than in previous outbreaks appear to be unfounded, according to a new study. The study, a genetic analysis published…More


The Lancet To Focus On Ebola’s Lessons, Global Health Security In Upcoming Issues

The Lancet: 1 year on — lessons from the Ebola outbreak for WHO Editorial Board “This week has seen what is likely to be the beginning of an onslaught of criticism leveled against WHO for its handling of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. … This year will see at least three further international, independent…More


U.S. Must Increase Capacity For Global Health R&D, Anticipate Global Disease Threats

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Washington Post: Why aren’t we producing medications for looming global disease threats? Mel Spigelman, physician and president and chief executive of TB Alliance “…[A new Global Health Technologies Coalition] analysis reveals that over the past six years, [U.S.] taxpayer funding for global health research has been stagnant or declining. … Managing health threats through emergency…More


DfID Should Have Done More To End FGM In Sierra Leone, British MPs Say

The Guardian: MPs take aim at DfID as inaction on FGM in Sierra Leone heads list of ‘failures’ ” …The [U.K. Parliament’s International Development Committee] chided DfID for failing to do more to stamp out FGM in Sierra Leone and said that, since the practice had stopped during the Ebola outbreak, the department — one…More


Friday Think: what Disney World and systems strengthening have in common

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Last week, Bill Gates penned an op-ed for the New York Times discussing how the global health community was ill-prepared to respond to the Ebola epidemic and remains ill-prepared to respond to similar global health epidemics in the future. His … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesStrength in numbers: the power behind peer learning networksOn World Water Day, PATH celebrates the Water for the World ActFriday Think: a “clinic on wheels” packs a punch at poverty ;


Ebola, The Executive Summary: March 27, 2015

To give you an overview of what’s happening in the Ebola outbreak, we’ve organized the latest developments in a curated summary.


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