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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
“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, July 7-8, 2017 In the 15-page declaration G20 leaders produced agreeing to actions toward “building resilience, improving sustainability, and assuming responsibility,” in “an interconnected world,” amidst a brief section […]
Brenda Fitzgerald – Meet Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health and State Health Officer, board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and a Fellow in Anti-Aging Medicine, with three decades of medical practice behind her, according to her bio on the Georgia DPH website. With a record of supporting the value of vaccinations and high […]
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 of the virus — was provided to the people who needed it only in countries that could afford it? That past, when lines between life and death followed the […]
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, everything that health workers needed to contain the Ebola outbreak that was recognized on May 11 in the Democratic Republic of Congo had to be sent in — generators, […]