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Ebola: “You can’t say we didn’t know,” says a doctor returned from West Africa

“I don’t want to say ‘what has been allowed to occur, so I’ll backtrack, and say, ‘what has occurred’ . . .” Dr. Dan Lucey is an infectious disease physician who teaches about epidemics at Georgetown University, but when he spoke there last week about his experiences treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and Liberia […]

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Suspended by USAID for “serious misconduct” contractor lists projects “making a world of difference for communities affected by HIV/AIDS”

USAID cites “zero tolerance for mismanagement of American taxpayer funds,” but HIV contracts followed years of reports of contractor’s high salaries, dubious results The nonprofit contractor that USAID announced Monday it had suspended after investigations revealed “serious misconduct [in its] performance, management, internal controls and present responsibility,” saw its fortunes leap from $1.2 million a […]

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Americans support global health spending over other foreign aid spending

Americans are more supportive of U.S. spending to improve global health than other foreign aid spending, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Improving access to clean water and children’s health top the list of global health priorities for most Americans, with 57 percent saying improving access to clean water should be top priority, […]

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Fixing what’s broken and breaking what’s fixed . . . We’re reading about WHO and Ebola, India and its role in global health

UN health agency urges better global preparedness against future outbreaks – It was the end of March when Ebola was confirmed in Conakry, Guinea, the first time in the 40-year recorded history of the highly contagious and deadly disease that an outbreak had occurred in a capital city. By June, the outbreak had spread to […]

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Small world: Study of HIV subtype’s global spread shows impacts of tourism, migration, policies

The subtype that comprises 5 percent of HIV-1 infections globally traveled from Africa to Thailand where it was identified in 1989. From there, it spread around […]

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Large scale TB screening in prisons, jails can be done, should be done, researchers say

A program that screened more than 7000 inmates for tuberculosis at four South Africa correctional facilities showed that a large number of inmates could be diagnosed […]

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PrEP: Risk of resistance to antiretroviral drugs used to prevent infection is lower than thought, study finds

Highest risk of resistance found in those starting drugs with undiagnosed infection, pointing to importance of screening The landmark study that found preventive use of antiretroviral […]

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Ebola: “You can’t say we didn’t know,” says a doctor returned from West Africa

“I don’t want to say ‘what has been allowed to occur, so I’ll backtrack, and say, ‘what has occurred’ . . .” Dr. Dan Lucey is […]