Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

TB: With a plan on the table, an outbreak at home, U.S. Senators, UN Envoy urge White House to fund tuberculosis programs

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With health services out of reach and unprepared to meet public health crises, an impoverished population more familiar with stigma and exploitation than with medical care and cures, the tuberculosis outbreak reported by the New York Times last week reads like a familiar dispatch from a distant and resource limited setting in need of support from wealthier and […]

The future of global health depends on the next President, panel says

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Whether the United States continues to be a leader in global health rests on the shoulders of the next president, panelists said on Wednesday at a Kaiser Family Foundation forum on the future of global health policy. “Presidential leadership is sine qua non,” J. Stephen Morrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies said. […]

Ebola: Known chains of transmission ended, leaving changed health landscape

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“There’s no question the disease did get away from us all, collectively, and in retrospect, there are a number of things that we would have done better and sooner . . .”  Dr Rick Brennan, Director, Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response, WHO Calling this “a good day . . . an important day,” representatives […]

As Ebola transmission in Guinea ends, Liberia counts down again, and a Public Health Emergency of International Concern continues

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The last week of 2015 saw the pronouncement that Ebola transmission had ended in Guinea, the country where two years ago the spread of the virus that subsequently made itself felt around the world began. Guinea celebrated, as Liberia did first in May, and as Sierra Leone did best in November. The triumph this time, […]