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Ebola highlights pace of “interconnectedness,” role of leadership, and what happens when one moves faster than the other

In remarks last week at the United States Agency for International Development’s 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted what he referred to as both “new opportunities,” and “new challenges,” of interconnnectedness, and “a hyperconnected world.” Challenges, he noted, are exemplified by the ongoing, still escalating Ebola crisis in West […]

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Congress Funds Government until December 11 and Goes Home to Campaign—PEPFAR, Tuberculosis and Global Fund held at Current Levels

Congress adjourned for seven weeks after completing action on a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running until December 11th with debate largely focused on the bill’s authorization of the President’s plan to train and equip Syrian rebel groups to mount an offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).  Despite concerted […]

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Collaboration is key for protecting US investments in global health, say health leaders

“Health systems don’t begin or stop at the clinic,” said Mark Dybul, “because a bunch of health people are not going to deal with the black market.” From involving local law enforcement to INTERPOL to ensure high quality commodities, building effective health systems requires an integrated approach involving the right partners, Dybul, executive director of […]

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CDC names new Global AIDS division director

An infectious diseases physician and pediatrician with experience in both U.S. and global HIV responses will lead the Division of Global HIV/AIDS at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She will assume the post opened when Dr. Deborah Birx left in early April to head the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. […]

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Collaboration is key for protecting US investments in global health, say health leaders

“Health systems don’t begin or stop at the clinic,” said Mark Dybul, “because a bunch of health people are not going to deal with the black […]

Tuberculosis

TB trials highlight needs, opportunities

Two recently announced tuberculosis study results  could change approaches to treatment delivery and development, but only if funding allows the realization of the opportunities they highlight. […]

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Ebola vaccine candidate safety study to launch next week at NIH

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will begin human testing of a vaccine candidate to prevent Ebola virus disease at the National Institutes […]

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Ebola highlights pace of “interconnectedness,” role of leadership, and what happens when one moves faster than the other

In remarks last week at the United States Agency for International Development’s 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted what he […]