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Deutsche Welle: Guinea worm: inching towards eradication (Winter, 5/23). Devex: Tuberculosis and NCDs jostle for space in global health agenda (Chadwick, 5/25). Intellectual Property Watch: Fake Medicines To Be Discussed On Side Of WTO TRIPS Council Next Week (5/29). Intellectual Property Watch: South Africa Approves New IP Policy, With Guidance…

U.S. Administration Should ‘Step Up’ Efforts As Global Health Landscape Changes

The Hill: If we want to make America great, let’s focus on global health Farhan Majid, L.E. and Virginia Simmons fellow in Health and Technology Policy, and Aastha Sharma, former senior consultant at National Health Systems Resource Center “…Global health trends have not only become unpredictable, but also less localized.…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Pandemic Preparedness, Ebola, ‘Disease X’

Financial Times: We can only tackle epidemics by preparing for the unexpected Anjana Ahuja, science commentator (5/28). The Conversation: Stopping Ebola before the virus goes viral Michael J. Armstrong, associate professor of operations research at the Goodman School of Business at Brock University (5/28). Globe and Mail: Will we be…

U.S. Senate HELP Committee Advances Pandemic And All-Hazards Preparedness Act

CQ News: Senate Panel Advances Health Emergency Preparedness Bill “A Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill to reauthorize federal programs for health emergencies like large-scale disease outbreaks or major catastrophes. The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee advanced the bill (S. 2852) 22-1. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was the…

DRC Ebola Outbreak Response Sits On ‘Epidemiological Knife-Edge’ With Spread Into Urban Area, WHO Official Says; Experts Launch Vaccinations, Weigh Experimental Treatment Use

Associated Press: Ebola response on ‘knife’s edge’ as timing key, WHO says “The World Health Organization is accelerating its efforts with nine countries neighboring Congo to try to prevent the current Ebola outbreak from spreading beyond the border, WHO’s director for Africa said Wednesday, as a colleague warned that the…