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116th Congress: Senate HELP gets new Democrat, two new Republicans

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With jurisdiction over most of the agencies, institutes, and programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions — HELP — is pivotal in crafting policies […]

116th Congress: Senate Foreign Relations Committee gets new Chair, three new Republican members

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The 116th Congress brings significant change to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in a new chair whose record offers few — but significant — clues to his global health leanings, to three well-known, but new Republican members, all of who indicated varying views on the value of foreign aid. Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) – In […]

Guns — or medicine? A doctor’s call, survey responses, and more in a presidential campaign edition of what we’re reading

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A doctor’s call for healthy foreign policy debate: John May, a South Florida corrections physician and founder of Health through Walls, a nonprofit that brings medical system support to prisons in developing countries, wrote this op-ed piece for the local newspaper in the county where the candidates were scheduled to hold their final debate on […]

Debate’s silence on research role, a look at Obama’s science stances, Uganda — again, and more . . .

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Research! America responds to gap in debate: When the presidential candidates fail to mention the role  that funding scientific research can play in our economy, competitiveness and health, does it make a sound? Research!America President Mary Woolley heard the resounding silence and issued a statement calling on them to make  health research a priority. The […]

Global views — candidates speak on trafficking, free enterprise, Clinton talks of shared responsibility

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When candidates Romney and Obama visited the Clinton Global Health Initiative this week, they gave another campaign season glimpse of their global priorities, and in these appearances global health got one mention per candidate. Candidate Romney called for a major shifts in foreign aid, promising to “leverage” private investment to play a pivotal role in […]

Comparing the candidates: Obama, Romney on science, spending, AIDS and Africa

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If nothing else, this presidential election season has brought the good news that both major party candidates have taken stances against preventable death and disease. Republican contender Mitt Romney released a statement on the global AIDS pandemic on the eve of AIDS 2012 in July, saying “We must overcome the challenge of AIDS.” President Obama addressed the […]