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Global health data review finds no country on track to end TB incidence by 2030, vast majority…

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingProjections based on  current burdens of disease, along with data from the preceding 26 years, show both vast inequalities of progress, as well as the likelihood of limited success across both wealthy and low-income countries in meeting specific goals to improve health care and health access around the world by 2030. The projections from a […](Read more…)

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One year after recovery, Ebola survivors likelier than peers to suffer disabilities

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingProblems that included compromised vision, mobility, memory and concentration, as well as depression, anxiety and fatigue dogged Ebola survivors a year after their illnesses at rates significantly higher than among people close to them who had not been sick, a study reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases has found. The study examined rates of disabling challenges […](Read more…)

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Survey found pregnant women in Puerto Rico concerned about spread of Zika, took some, but not…

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingBy August 2016 the connection between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and severe debilitating neurological birth defects among infants had been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention four months earlier, and experts had termed the spread of the virus in Puerto Rico “explosive.” The needs to confront the virus effectively on […](Read more…)

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It’s time for a new question in disease outbreaks

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingThe following is a guest post by Brittany Iskarpatyoti, MPH, of MEASURE Evaluation. Diseases are not blind to gender. Many of them biologically prefer or are more in contact with one sex over another: be it male rice field workers occupationally exposed to leptospirosis[i] or school-age girls exposed to schistosomiasis when fetching water.[ii] Unfortunately, the […](Read more…)

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Global gag rule spelled out, restricting services, support and resources, turning recipients…

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingThe foreign-aid restricting policy known as the Global Gag Rule for its intended impact on medical services offered to women in resource-limited countries, re-emerged this week in its new, sweeping form with restrictions to funding and activities of a greatly expanded range of health, and health-related service providers spelled out in detail in USAID’s Standard Provisions for […](Read more…)

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Trump budget proposes to gut research, responses that counter disease threats at home and…

Categories: Transition 2017, Transition 2017, Science funding, U.S. Policy and FundingAdministration details deep cuts to CDC domestic and global health programs, steep drops in National Institutes of Health funding, and a retreat from efforts to find and control outbreaks where they start . . . and calls it “Putting America’s Health First” Work led by the United States to prevent, detect, treat and control diseases, […](Read more…)

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GeneXpert technology “a gold standard” to monitor Ebola risks among survivors

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingThe Ebola epidemic in West Africa was waning in March 2015, when a new patient highlighted the danger that virus lingering in the semen of men who had recovered from the illness could continue to be transmitted months after the crisis had been declared over. The case of the patient, whose only exposure had been […](Read more…)

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Where harm reduction policies went up, hepatitis C incidence went down, study finds

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingIn a study tracking numbers of new infections of hepatitis C and rates of sharing syringes among people injecting drugs over two and a half decades, differences in infection trends emerged across cities in North America, Australia and the Netherlands, researchers report in a recent Clinical Infectious Diseases. While rates of new infections remained high […](Read more…)

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GeneXpert technology “a gold standard” to monitor Ebola risks among survivors

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingThe Ebola epidemic in West Africa was waning in March 2015, when a new patient highlighted the danger that virus lingering in the semen of men who had recovered from the illness could continue to be transmitted months after the crisis had been declared over. The case of the patient, whose only exposure had been […](Read more…)

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Funding for global health programs holds steady while biomedical research enjoys funding boost…

Categories: Budget, U.S. Policy and FundingYesterday, seven months into the fiscal year, the House of Representatives passed a fiscal year 2017 bill to fund government programs through September, and rejected the Trump Administration’s recommended cuts to global health funding. The Senate is expected to pass the massive spending measure by the end of the week and the President has indicated […](Read more…)

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Project’s goal: End malaria for all

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingThe following is a guest post by Brittany Iskarpatyoti, MPH On World Malaria Day 2015, MEASURE Evaluation called for a global commitment from public health workers to address gender in anti-malaria programming and policies and build up data systems to measure and respond to gender inequities in malaria outcomes. Two years later, gender’s role in malaria programs […](Read more…)

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CDC finds Zika-related defects in babies, fetuses of one in 10 women with confirmed Zika…

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingIn findings from what officials call the largest systematic tracking of pregnancies among women with laboratory evidence and confirmation of Zika virus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data Tuesday showing that one in 10 women with confirmed infection while pregnant had babies or fetuses with birth defects that have been linked to the […](Read more…)

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Yellow fever, polio reports highlight obstacles to disease prevention, control, eradication

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingIn areas of where staff, supply and training gaps join with population mobility and political instability to compromise surveillance efforts, control of diseases for which preventive vaccines exist remains elusive A little more than four months after the December 2015 start of an urban outbreak of yellow fever in Angola, the health ministry of the […](Read more…)

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Original backers of 2004 “Bioshield” legislation say lapse leaves gap in pandemic,…

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingA few weeks after the attacks of September 11, 2001 took the lives of nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington, DC and a field in rural Pennsylvania, a photo editor named Bobby Stevens at a South Florida-based supermarket tabloid newspaper was hospitalized with a mysterious illness. It was unfamiliar to local physicians who had little reason […](Read more…)

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