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Vienna Newsmaker: Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD

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Ezekiel J. Emanuel, head of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health and a breast oncologist, is on extended detail as a special advisor for health policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. But that doesn’t speak to his impact. He is […]

Ugandan HIV Expert Gives First-Hand Account of Implications of PEPFAR Flat-funding

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This week, Dr. Peter Mugyenyi is visiting Washington from Uganda, where he directs the Joint Clinical Research Center, the largest PEPFAR implementer in East Africa. Dr. Mugyenyi was one of a half-dozen people in the room when PEPFAR was conceived back in 2003. As one of the program’s most eloquent supporters, Dr. Mugyenyi has recently […]

WHO Report: Progress Made in Treating TB, But Key Challenges Remain

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An estimated 8 million tuberculosis-related deaths have been averted over the last 15 years through aggressive global efforts to combat this ancient and deadly epidemic, according to a new report released today by the World Health Organization.  The epidemiological report, which provides more up-to-date figures than usual, says there were an estimated 9.4 million new […]

Leaders in Global Health to Obama: Keep the Promise on Global AIDS

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Leading academic, scientific, and public health leaders from around the world sent a letter to President Obama last night, urging him to maintain robust scale up of AIDS services as part of his Global Health Initiative. “It is imperative that we save lives, families and communities, as well as stabilize developing nations, through continued scale-up […]

HIV/AIDS Physician-Scientists, Advocates Call for Bold HIV Treatment Goals for PEPFAR

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Physician-scientists working on the frontlines of the HIV/AIDS epidemic today urged the White House to set bold new HIV treatment targets for PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The Center for Global Health Policy joined with a coalition of other organizations—including HealthGAP, amfAR (the Foundation for AIDS Research), the Treatment Action Group, […]

UN Envoy Sampaio Making the Case for TB in DC

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski:  Dr. Jorge Sampaio, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Stop TB and former President of Portugal, is in Washington this week to meet with key US government officials about the urgent need for enhanced U.S. leadership to battle global tuberculosis. Dr. Sampaio invited a small group of […]