Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Global health community mourns the loss of Rep. Payne

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This week the global health community lost one of its most ardent supporters, Rep. Donald Payne (D -NJ).  Payne passed away Tuesday afternoon from complications related to colon cancer. During his 25 years in Congress, Payne worked tirelessly to further the cause of global health and humanitarian issues in general.  As one of the original […]

New tool tracks AIDS and the global burden of disease

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At a plenary session Thursday at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Christopher Murray, MD, PhD, presented preliminary data from the 2010 revision of the Global Burden of Disease.  This effort, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is aimed at analyzing global health trends to quantify the comparative magnitude of health […]