Daily Archives: December 9, 2009

Time to Seize the Momentum on TB Vaccine Development

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Extensive groundwork is being laid out for a new TB vaccine in clinical sites and research institutions across Africa—lab capacity and field sites are being set up, health professionals are being trained, epidemiological studies are underway. David Bryden discussed the impressive work underway in South Africa in an earlier blog posting.  But all these efforts […]

Budget Deal Reached on Global Health Programs and Needle Exchange Ban

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Lawmakers have finalized the fiscal year 2010 budget for foreign assistance, setting funding for key programs to fight global HIV and TB and reaching a landmark deal to revise the needle-exchange ban. The agreement—expected to pass the House before the end of this week and the Senate before the end of next week—includes some modest […]