Category Archives: U.S. Policy and Funding

New Secretary of State a blank slate on global health

By on .

Global infectious diseases responses not addressed Mike Pompeo’s hearing, testimony for Secretary of State confirmation President Trump applauded the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as the new Secretary of State Thursday, saying “He will always put the interests of America first.” In the view of many, including at least his three most recent predecessors, that would […]

In taking the One Health approach, is Senegal showing the way?

By on .

The following is a guest post by Scott Moreland, PhD of MEASURE Evaluation Recent experience with the threat of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa, specifically Guinea, has rung a few bells in neighboring Senegal. Approximately 75 percent of new infectious diseases that threaten people have been shown to be zoonotic—that is, originating from animals […]

Modeling tool tells when pairing responses to “big three” and neglected diseases is a win-win

By on .

The idea of pairing responses to diseases found in the global south that are so neglected that they are classified by that word with the better-funded, but still constrained responses to the so-called “Big Three” of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, was not new. Neither was the hope that those combined efforts could streamline infectious disease control […]