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European Commission Grants Marketing Authorization For Merck’s Ebola Vaccine

STAT: Ebola vaccine approved in Europe in landmark moment in fight against a deadly disease “…The European Commission granted marketing authorization to Merck’s vaccine, known as Ervebo, on Monday, less than a month after the European Medicines Agency recommended it be licensed. It is currently being used in the Democratic…

4 European Countries Pilot Joint, ‘Intersectoral’ Effort To Address TB, HIV, Hepatitis

WHO Regional Office for Europe: Four countries pilot a joint, multisectoral response to tuberculosis (TB), HIV and viral hepatitis “Following the launch in 2018 of the United Nations Common Position on Ending HIV, TB and Viral Hepatitis through Intersectoral Collaboration, Belarus, Georgia, Portugal, and Tajikistan agreed to lead the way…

Global Fund Replenishment Conference Begins In Lyon, France

Euronews: World leaders gather in France for Global Fund initiative “…A conference in France, which kicked off on Wednesday, aims to raise funds to combat these deadly diseases and condemn them to the history books. The Global Fund Forum aims to save 16 million lives within the next four years…

U.K. MPs Criticize Lack Of Transparency In Increased Aid Spending Outside DFID

The Guardian: MPs criticize ‘dramatic increase’ in aid spending over lack of transparency “MPs have criticized a ‘dramatic increase’ in aid spending in ministries outside the Department for International Development, because they have not put in place adequate measures to assess value for money. A report, by the House of…

DFID Needs Additional Staff, Resources, Official Mandate To Support Cross-Government Aid Strategy, U.K. Oversight Commission Says

Devex: DFID resources drained by other departments, experts warn “The United Kingdom’s aid watchdog has said the Department for International Development needs more staff and resources and a clear mandate to carry out its much-needed job of helping other departments spend U.K. aid effectively. It comes amid concerns that DFID’s…

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Devex Examines Germany’s Foreign Aid Budget

Devex: Germany, foreign aid, and the elusive 0.7% “In 2016, Germany became the world’s second-largest aid donor by volume — but as the country grapples with its new role as a development leader, the debate over the future of its aid budget is far from settled. … Germany is likely…

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