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Transition 2017: PEPFAR and Global Health, NIH leaders remain in place for now

Senate committee to vote today on Secretary of State nominee Tillerson, while hearings continue on HHS nominee Price this week United States Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx and National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins are among the several dozen high-ranking department and agency officials asked to stay in their posts following the […]

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Trump administration should be ready for global infectious disease outbreaks from day one, panel says

No matter how hard the Trump administration will try to focus solely on domestic issues to “make America great again,” Bill Steiger said last week at an event on pandemic preparedness at Georgetown University, a public health issue of international importance will arise that will demand the U.S. government’s attention. And investing in building up […]

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HIV

Rural Cameroon study indicates need to double HIV treatment success, monitor outcomes in west, central Africa to control epidemic

Researchers cite critical need for stronger capacities in remote areas to find treatment resistance, failure The numbers of people who are receiving antiretroviral treatment HIV in remote […]

Tuberculosis

Raise profile, funding of global TB response to match advances seen in HIV, Malaria efforts report says

Over the first 15 years of this century, as efforts against the “big three” global infectious diseases — HIV, malaria and tuberculosis — accelerated, the numbers […]

Research & Development

From a human-scented mosquito trap to rapid diagnostics, USAID funds research and development against Zika

Agency picks 21 of 900 ideas from around the world A research center in Tanzania will develop inexpensive sandals treated to ward off mosquito bites. Investigators […]

Policy

Trump administration should be ready for global infectious disease outbreaks from day one, panel says

No matter how hard the Trump administration will try to focus solely on domestic issues to “make America great again,” Bill Steiger said last week at […]