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What We're Reading

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Below is a sampling of reading material here at Science Speaks that you might find interesting. Let us know your thoughts! A study released this week found that the mining industry may be a driving force in the TB epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.  From lead author Dr. David Stuckler of Oxford University: “It’s well known […]

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 […]

Amie Batson Appointed to Key Global Health Post

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The Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative has not been fully fleshed out yet, but the effort got a new leader today. Amie Batson will head up USAID’s efforts on the GHI and serve as deputy assistant administrator for global health, according to an announcement from USAID chief Rajiv J. Shah.    The notice said Batson […]

Emanuel Offers Some Details of Administration's Global Health Initiative

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, who attended today’s meeting at the NIH of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.  The Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative has been the subject of intense debate and scrutiny since the White House first unveiled the proposal, with few details, in May. Today, at a meeting […]