Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

Fallout from Shkreli’s risky business model continues with concerns for another parasitic infection treatment . . . and his arrest

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Something about efforts to fight parasites seems to bring out an urge in Martin Shkreli to fight back . . . . While the high-living pharmaceutical CEO faces a possible Club Fed staycation, pursuit of worldwide Chagas drug rights threatens treatment access  A program intended to improve access and options to treatments for illnesses affecting […]

Global HIV, tuberculosis programs flat funded in FY 2016 spending bill, yet again

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U.S.-funded global HIV and tuberculosis programs will be flat funded for another year under the spending bill for 2016  released this week, with funding for global HIV programs remaining below 2011 amounts. Congress has until December 22 to approve the bill and avoid a government shutdown. The bill includes $4.32 billion for the President’s Emergency […]

Ebola panel calls for change : “From a world of non-accountability and non-assistance, to a world of accountability and coordination

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Independent, multinational group presents report in Washington, DC with recommendations for global health response readiness The speakers who gathered at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Dec. 2 described in detail the lapses at every phase and every level of  action and inaction that followed the outbreak about two years ago of Ebola […]

The Power of One: Anita Datar’s Contributions to the Global AIDS Response

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The following is a guest post by Ron MacInnis, Andrew Zapfel and Nicole Judice; Palladium, Washington, DC. The global health community lost one of its stars on November 20, when Anita Datar of Palladium was among those killed in Bamako, Mali, where she was working to launch a new project that would improve that nation’s […]