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Bill Gates Discusses Role, Efforts Of ‘Virus Hunters’

Gates Notes: Meet the virus hunters Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the role of “virus hunters,” scientists and researchers who “find out where a mystery pathogen came from, how it’s transmitted, and how to stop it.” In particular, Gates discusses the work of Peter…

Diagnostics Are ‘Key Component’ For Achieving Universal Health Coverage

STAT: Diagnostics are essential for universal health coverage to succeed Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University, director of McGill’s Global Health Programs, and director of the McGill International TB Centre; Catharina Boehme, chief executive officer at the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND);…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: Four new polio cases in Pakistan as study tackles partial-dose vaccination (Schnirring, 5/17). Devex: What role should donors play in helping drones for delivery take flight? (Cheney, 5/20). Devex: E.U. states meet on youth, Sahel, but ministers stay home (Chadwick, 5/17). Financial Times: Gates-backed computing platform raises $110m…

KFF Updates Brief On DRC Ebola Outbreak, U.S. Role In Response

Kaiser Family Foundation: Ebola Spreads amid Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and U.S. Role Remains Limited In this brief, KFF summarizes available information about why the outbreak continues, describes the ongoing U.S. role in the response, and discusses what might come next (Michaud/Kates, 5/20).