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We’re reading about a new WHO leader with a vision of health care for all, and a very different vision in the White House budget proposal

The World Health Assembly election this week of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to be the next Director General of the World Health Organization followed the release of the Trump administration’s budget proposal by one day. That led to overlapping discussions of two starkly irreconcilable views of the role that access to health care plays in a […]

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Global gag rule spelled out, restricting services, support and resources, turning recipients into enforcers across the foreign aid spectrum

The 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 […]

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While understanding of DRC Ebola outbreak unfolds and highlights the continuing challenge of unknowns, responses demonstrate progress

Pending regulatory, ethics approvals in-country, DRC government, WHO and MSF preparing to offer investigational vaccine to contacts, including healthworkers, frontline teams Suspected cases all found in single health zone, WHO regional office reports A month after the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have begun, knowledge of where, […]

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HIV

Stockouts among obstacles to TB/HIV treatment monitoring, training evaluation finds

Training may have supported care outcome improvements In South Africa, where in 2014 an estimated 6,8 million people were living with HIV, and where an estimated […]

Tuberculosis

Study projects drug-resistant tuberculosis transmissions to climb in four countries

Using data on outcomes and impacts of tuberculosis across four countries with some of the highest rates of the disease, researchers from the U.S. Centers for […]

Research & Development

Biomedical research benefits bring House members, NIH leaders together

In the face of a proposal by the Trump administration to cut funding for the National Institutes of Health by nearly a quarter with an $8 […]

Policy

Global gag rule spelled out, restricting services, support and resources, turning recipients into enforcers across the foreign aid spectrum

The 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 […]