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From French Polynesia, to Brazil, through the Americas and in Capo Verde, Zika highlights need for speed in health threat response

While responses gather steam, delay in WHO declaration highlights need for larger, long-term changes In the week that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised its emergency operations center’s response to the Zika outbreak in the Americas to its highest level, while the White House asked Congress to provide more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding for preparations […]

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Data mapping highlights realities of global hepatitis C impacts, resources

Across 18 countries the price for a complete package of diagnostic tests for hepatitis C ranges from $67 to nearly ten times that amount, with many of the highest prices in the poorest countries. Of 23 countries contributing information on hepatitis C treatment access, only eight have access to new, safer, more effective treatments. Among […]

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White House slashes TB funding less than two months after launching National Plan to Combat MDR-TB

The State Department’s funding document released following the White House budget today shows the Administration proposed the same amount for tuberculosis programs this year as it did last year — even after releasing an ambitious plan to reach more people worldwide with treatment for drug resistant TB. The State Department’s budget justification proposes a $45 million cut to […]

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CODEL Video

Click above for a video on our Congressional study tour to Africa, and click here to read more.

HIV

Advisory group aims to close gap between men who have sex with men and “fast-tracked” HIV responses

If can be difficult to imagine a world suddenly so equitable that in the next four years 90 percent of all people living with HIV have […]

Tuberculosis

Survey shows Xpert TB diagnosis costly, out of reach in countries where private care predominates

Patients in the highest tuberculosis-burden countries who primarily rely on the private sector for their healthcare needs do not have access to the GeneXpert MTB/RIF diagnostic test […]

Research & Development

Antibiotic resistance posing little understood global health threat, WHO report says

Survey responses across 12 countries, six regions show range of awareness, common dangers, failures to communicate . . . On the positive side, two-thirds of a […]

Policy

White House slashes TB funding less than two months after launching National Plan to Combat MDR-TB

The State Department’s funding document released following the White House budget today shows the Administration proposed the same amount for tuberculosis programs this year as it did last […]