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The largest agency in global health, spreading word of home-grown research, a look at the Global Health Initiative’s life — and afterlife, and more . . .

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The U.S. Department of Defense and Global Health: It is the oldest agency in the United States, has a reach that extends effectively to all countries, is involved in health service delivery and health research, but is not budgeted as a global health agency, nor is global health considered its mission. All the same, the […]

A Research To-Do List for Improving HIV Treatment and Prevention in Women and Children

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What is the best way to scale up and improve HIV treatment, care, and prevention for women and children? The International AIDS Society tries to answer that pressing question with today’s release of a “comprehensive research agenda” focused specifically on addressing HIV knowledge gaps related to women and children. The IAS document, called “Asking the […]

NIAID’s Fauci on Tuberculosis: “We have much catching up to do”

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, delivered a forceful message on the need for a “storm” of attention and resources devoted to developing new TB treatment and prevention efforts. “It is imperative that we transform the way we diagnose, treat, prevent, and control TB — through biomedical research and […]

NIH Director Collins Has Music for Physician-Scientists' Ears

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At a town-hall style meeting with scientists, health advocates, and other “constituents” on Wednesday, Dr. Francis Collins, the new director of the National Institutes of Health, cast himself as a symphony conductor of sorts, hoping to “encourage the music to rise up in a way the whole world will hear.” That was part of a […]

Calls for strengthened lab capacity, service delivery and better policy–while resource question looms large

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Editor’s Note: This is another dispatch from the Pacific Health Summit, filed by Christine Lubinski, director of the Center for Global Health Policy. Following NIAID Director Anthony Fauci’s powerful call for a transformative research agenda for tuberculosis, other presenters highlighted the challenges in wooing pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms and young researchers to the field of […]