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House Appropriations Committee maintains funding for most global health programs finalizing spending measures for floor action

The House Appropriations Committee maintained funding for global HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and other global health programs while cutting domestic and global family planning and reproductive health funding and accepting the President’s request for global health security in Wednesday’s full committee votes on bills funding domestic and global health programs for the fiscal year beginning October […]

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Science Speaks is heading for Paris . . . and IAS 2017

Science Speaks is heading for Paris to cover IAS 2017, the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, and we’re taking this week off to pack. You’ll hear from us soon, with live coverage and breaking news from IAS 2017 on HIV prevention, treatment, and cure science. Au revoir!  

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House subcommittee spending bills save Fogarty, reject radical Trump global health cuts

Subcommittees post bills that subcommittees will weigh today With a $1.1 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health as well as an NIH budget that includes $73 million for the Fogarty International Center, and continued funding for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief at current levels, the two House funding […]

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We’re reading how arguments for cuts to health and science spending don’t add up

Trump’s unethical aid cuts – Yes, in real dollars the United States spends more on foreign aid than other countries, but in relation to U.S. gross national income, it falls far short of paying its fair share. This piece by Princeton bioethics professor Peter Singer debunks the Trump administration’s justification for the foreign aid spending cuts […]

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HIV

Trump plan would limit PEPFAR “epidemic control” efforts to 12 countries

Remember the days when the antiretroviral medicine that saved the lives of people living with HIV — and that would later be proven to prevent transmission […]

Tuberculosis

G20 declaration notes TB as reports highlight needs for policy, funding leadership

“We highlight the importance of fostering R&D, in particular for priority pathogens as identified by WHO and tuberculosis.” G20 Leaders Declaration, Shaping an interconnected world, Hamburg, […]

Research & Development

In wake of Ebola healthworker toll, challenge builds better personal protective equipment

One of the most dangerous times for health workers during the 2014 – 2016 Ebola crisis in West Africa came when they took off the protective […]

Policy

DRC Ebola outbreak ended in record time

Early response was built on experience, collaboration, and access to funds In a remote forested corner of the country with little access to electricity and telecommunications, […]