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Additional Ebola Cases Recorded In DRC; U.S. Investments Critical To Stop Outbreak, Prevent Spread, Experts Testify During Senate Subcommittee Hearing

CIDRAP News: Eight more sickened in DRC’s Ebola outbreak “An uptick in the rate of newly confirmed Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s outbreak continued [Tuesday], with the country’s health ministry reporting eight illnesses in four locations. In other outbreak developments, the World Health Organization (WHO) African regional…

Blue Ribbon Study Panel On Biodefense Praises Passage Of Legislation Calling For Cross-Cutting Analysis On Federal Biodefense Spending

Homeland Preparedness News: Blue Ribbon Study Panel praises congressional action to unify biodefense budget “Members of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense praised the passage of legislation that incorporates its recommendation to direct the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct a detailed analysis of the Trump administration’s…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: Niger sounds alarm over ‘fake’ meningitis vaccine (3/15). The BMJ: Overcoming vaccine hesitancy: five minutes with … Heidi Larson (Silberner, 3/18). Ethiopian News Agency: Ministry Launches National Action Plan for Health Security (3/15). Quartz: The British Medical Journal is the latest group to drop the baby formula industry…

National Public Health Institutions Vital To Outbreak Preparedness In Africa

Nature: How Africa can quell the next disease outbreaks John N. Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention “This week, African and global health experts and policymakers are gathering in Addis Ababa to discuss how to enable national public health institutions (NPHIs) to keep emerging and…

Co-Director Of Georgetown University’s Center For Global Health And Quality Discusses Opportunities, Challenges For U.S. Engagement With Africa

Health Affairs Blog: Why Africa Matters To The United States And How President Donald Trump’s New Africa Strategy Falls Short Charles B. Holmes, co-director at the Center for Global Health and Quality and visiting associate professor of medicine at Georgetown University, discusses the importance of U.S. engagement in Africa, noting…

Global Health Council Releases 2019 Global Health Briefing Book

Global Health Council: A Guide to U.S. Investments in Global Health: Transforming Communities Worldwide Loyce Pace, president and executive director of the Global Health Council, introduces the 2019 Global Health Briefing Book, “a resource for well-informed decision making on issues involving U.S. engagement in global health.” The full report and…

More News In Global Health

The Guardian: Polio spreads in Afghanistan and Pakistan ‘due to unchecked borders’ (Ahmed, 2/20). The Guardian: Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100 — research (Boseley, 2/20). The Guardian: Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex (Ratcliffe, 2/15). Homeland Preparedness News: Potential bioterrorist use of…