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DRC Ebola PHEIC continues amid ongoing obstacles while vaccine approval represents “major milestone” for future responses

While the committee examining the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo emerged today from its 5th meeting with the conclusion that transmissions of the virus there continues to pose a public health emergency of international concern (or PHEIC), news on the vaccine used to control the outbreak represented game-changing developments for the control […]

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WHO TB 2019 report: Unprecedented political commitment leads to unprecedented progress

But with a $3.3 billion shortfall in funding, gaps in treatment and prevention among the most vulnerable still take 4,000 lives a day For the first time, political commitment “at the highest level” has joined against the world’s deadliest infectious disease, the World Health Organization’s tuberculosis response leader noted today, unveiling the agency’s 2019 Global […]

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What we’re reading: An article, a platform and a petition urge presidential candidates to prioritize responses to diseases and the inequities that drive their spread

Ending Pandemics: U.S. Foreign Policy to Mitigate Today’s Major Killers, Tomorrow’s Outbreaks, and The Health Impacts of Climate Change – This analysis in the Journal of International Affairs makes the case that the leadership needed to confront the most dangerous global health threats, including the pandemics to come, and the factors that will fuel them, […]

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PLACE supports focus on local HIV drivers, answers

The following is a guest post By Sharon Weir, Ph.D. of MEASURE Evaluation The Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts  — PLACE –method aims to improve our understanding of the drivers of local HIV epidemics, identify gaps in services available to those most likely to acquire and transmit HIV, and provide evidence that can support […]

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IDWeek: Ending HIV as an epidemic will demand innovation, inclusion, an expanded workforce — and funding

As the federal Ending the HIV epidemic takes form, experts talk details, challenges: “How do we get there from here?” WASHINGTON, DC – Nearly four decades […]

Tuberculosis

WHO TB 2019 report: Unprecedented political commitment leads to unprecedented progress

But with a $3.3 billion shortfall in funding, gaps in treatment and prevention among the most vulnerable still take 4,000 lives a day For the first […]

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To eliminate yellow fever outbreaks, tailor vaccine coverage aims to area risks, study says

While a World Health Organization-led strategy aims to provide 1.4 billion doses of vaccine against yellow fever to achieve 80% vaccination coverage across countries by 2026 […]

Policy

PLACE supports focus on local HIV drivers, answers

The following is a guest post By Sharon Weir, Ph.D. of MEASURE Evaluation The Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts  — PLACE –method aims to improve […]