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Are partnerships the key to making critical progress in Global Health?

When it comes to Global Health, there are a number of challenges that the global health community should be aware of and focused on. Many Read More

Republican health plan seen as a major setback for hepatitis C Medicaid patients

Amid a growing hepatitis C epidemic, federal austerity measures seen as a setback to infection control.  By Sony Salzman It’s been nearly 20 years since Read More

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It was well after midnight in San Francisco when Eugenio (“Geno”) de Hostos picked up the phone—but when his colleagues in China answered, he felt the familiar jolt of excitement. He’d felt the same thrill at dawn, talking to his colleagues in Switzerland. At five, in a call to Maryland with the US Food and […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWaking from sleeping sickness in the DRCThe surprising consequences of tuberculosisPATH is at SXSW ;

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Studies Examine Links Between Zika, Microcephaly, Guillain-Barre Syndrome

CIDRAP News: Study bolsters Zika-microcephaly link, rules out others “A new Brazilian study adds further evidence to the link between Zika and microcephaly while ruling out for the first time an association between microcephaly and an important insecticide and between the condition and vaccines. In a final report of the case-control study, which was published…More


UNICEF’s Vaccine Independence Initiative Has Potential To Ensure All Children Have Access To…

HuffPost: An added boost to help countries ensure more children receive life-saving vaccines Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[UNICEF’s Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII)] is a key element in UNICEF’s supply financing portfolio. It provides technical support to governments and short-term bridge financing to help countries procure vaccines…More


Global Fund, Asian Development Bank Sign MoU To Help Countries Strengthen Health Systems In…

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund, ADB Sign MOU to Help Countries in Asia Strengthen Health Systems to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria “The Global Fund and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a memorandum of understanding to support the financing, design, and implementation of country-led programs to fight HIV,…More


USAID, Sri Lanka Launch HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership To Support Efforts To End…

Xinhua News: Sri Lanka partners with U.S. to end HIV/AIDS in country by 2025 “Sri Lanka and the United States have launched a two-year HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership to fast track government efforts to end AIDS in the country by 2025, a local media report said here Tuesday. [The] U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)…More


POLITICO Examines U.S. Government Efforts To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance As Part Of…

POLITICO: Inside the government’s war on microbes “…Health leaders have been sounding the alarm that infectious disease could become the first big medical gain that humans eventually surrender. … Part of the problem is that this is one medical calamity the private sector isn’t well-suited to fix. … So Washington has stepped into the gap.…More


USAID Administrator Green Calls On Saudi Coalition To Open Access To Yemen’s Ports, Announces…

Al Jazeera: Dengue fever, malaria worsen Yemen humanitarian crisis “A senior U.N. official has called for parties involved in the war in Yemen to allow ‘sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access’ for the millions of Yemenis facing famine and battling disease. The situation is steadily deteriorating, with cases of malaria, dengue fever, and diphtheria starting to…More


Gender-, Social-Based Discrimination, Violence Must Be Addressed To Reduce HIV In Benin

HuffPost: Society Shouldn’t Be A Roadblock To My Right To Health Magalie Nelson, health adviser; Kate Waller, gender adviser; and Bernabe Yameogo, director, all of Plan International Canada’s Global Fund team “…As the civil society Principal Recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria HIV Grant in Benin, Plan International is committed…More


Systematic literature review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of artemisinin-based and…

There is no agreed standard method to assess the efficacy of anti-malarials for uncomplicated falciparum in pregnancy despite an increased risk of adverse outcomes for the mother and the fetus.


RNA interference in <i>Fasciola gigantica</i>: Establishing and optimization of…

by Arun Anandanarayanan, Opinder Krishen Raina, Hniang Lalrinkima, Ajayta Rialch, Muthu Sankar, Anju Varghese Fasciolosis caused by Fasciola gigantica is a neglected tropical disease but a constraint on the growth and productivity of cattle, buffaloes and sheep in the tropical countries of Asia and Africa. Resistance to commonly used anthelmintics in Fasciola has increased the need to search for alternative therapeutic targets.


Elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Ghana: Providing evidence through a…

by Oscar Debrah, Ernest O. Mensah, Laura Senyonjo, Dziedzom K. de Souza, Tei E


Trachomatous scarring among children in a formerly hyper-endemic district of Tanzania

by Jacob T. Cox, Harran Mkocha, Beatriz Munoz, Sheila K. West Background Associations between repeated ocular infections with Chlamydia trachomatis in childhood and conjunctival scarring in adulthood are well established.


Sustaining visceral leishmaniasis elimination in Bangladesh – Could a policy brief help?

by Alyssa Fitzpatrick, Noor Saad M. S. Al-Kobaisi, Jessica Beitman Maya, Yu Ren Chung, Satyender Duhan, Erdene Elbegdorj, Sushant Jain, Edward Kuhn, Alexandra Nastase, Be-Nazir Ahmed, Piero Olliaro Bangladesh has made significant progress towards elimination of visceral leishmaniasis, and is on track to achieve its target of less than one case per 10,000 inhabitants in each subdistrict in 2017.


Experts Discuss U.S. HIV/AIDS Funding Trends, Future Outlook At KFF/FCAA Web Briefing

American Journal of Managed Care: The Past, Present, and Future of HIV Funding “A Kaiser Family Foundation web briefing navigated the HIV/AIDS funding landscape, taking a look at trends over time, the latest data, and what we might expect in the future. When analyzing federal funding by the U.S. government for HIV both home and…More


Prices For Medications To Treat NTDs Often Inflated In U.S.

NPR: Why A Pill That’s 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S. “…Drugs for diseases of the developing world, in particular what are known as ‘neglected tropical diseases’ like hookworm and leishmaniasis, are enormously more expensive in the United States than in the developing world. ‘There really is no good reason…More


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