Tag Archives: Bill Gates

Ebola diagnosed in U.S., controlled in Nigeria, and foretold over months and decades past . . . We’re reading updates and warnings on West Africa Ebola crisis

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Health experts’ predictions that a person sick with Ebola soon would travel to the United States and be diagnosed here came true last week, as news from the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday. The story of the man who traveled from Liberia to Dallas, Texas, where he was diagnosed with […]

TB trial will test shorter, simpler regimen for drug-resistant and drug-sensitive disease

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A clinical TB treatment trial announced Wednesday will show if a regimen of two new TB drug candidates and one that is part of existing tuberculosis treatment can streamline, shorten and greatly reduce costs of treatment for the disease, including some drug-resistant strains, significantly improving the odds that more patients will complete treatment successfully. The […]

White House Leadership Needed to Make Bill Gates’ Vaccine Vision a Reality

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This is a guest blog by Holly Wong, vice president of public policy for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. Testifying recently before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the President’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), Bill Gates highlighted the critical role health technologies play in economic development. He also reiterated a call, first made in January […]

With Star Witnesses, Senate Panel Shines Spotlight on U.S. Global Health Priorities

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Two global health heavyweights—Bill Clinton and Bill Gates—testified before a key Senate committee today, urging lawmakers to provide more U.S. funding to combat scourges such as HIV and tuberculosis. In opening remarks, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stressed the importance of funding global health programs and cited the success […]