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KFF Releases Fact Sheet Breaking Down U.S. Global Health Budget By Program Area

Kaiser Family Foundation: Breaking Down the U.S. Global Health Budget by Program Area The U.S. government is the largest donor to global health in the world. This fact sheet breaks down the U.S. global health budget by program area: HIV/PEPFAR; tuberculosis (TB); malaria/the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI); the Global Fund…

Lancet Global Health Article, Commentary Examine Use Of NTD Service Coverage Index To Monitor Progress Toward UHC

The Lancet Global Health: Monitoring equity in universal health coverage with essential services for neglected tropical diseases: an analysis of data reported for five diseases in 123 countries over 9 years Christopher Fitzpatrick, health economist at the WHO’s Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, and colleagues discuss the development…

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: Cancer patients in Yemen struggle to survive as options diminish (Gupta, 7/25). BBC News: Making a drama out of a TB crisis (Sherriff, 7/25). The Guardian: Alarm as Ugandan politicians back plans for compulsory HIV testing in schools (Okiror, 7/26). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: New challenges to eradicating…

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International Business Times: Malaria scare grips Delhi: 75 cases reported so far outpacing dengue and chikungunya (Rai, 7/24). Nature: Malaria’s ticking time bomb (Maxmen, 7/25). Reuters: Medical aid group MSF suspends work in part of S.Sudan after office overrun (Dumo/Obulutsa, 7/24). VOA News: U.N. Launches $22M Appeal to Tackle Ethiopian…

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Bloomberg: Ebola Eludes Drug Testing Once More as Outbreak Tapers Off (Fourcade/Kresge, 7/19). Devex: In South Africa, ATM pharmacies help fill a massive shortfall (Fallon, 7/20). The Lancet: Changes to dolutegravir policy in several African countries (Nakkazi, 7/21). SciDev.Net: Brazil suspects leprosy spreads through armadillos (de Oliveira Andrade, 7/19). Science:…

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CIDRAP News: Uganda reports Rift Valley fever outbreak (Schnirring, 7/17). Health24: Motsoaledi blames lack of sex ed in schools after latest HIV figures (Sehoai, 7/18). HuffPost: Where Shoes Are A Luxury, A Nightmarish Disease May Be Lurking (Gardner, 7/17). IRIN: In Conversation With: George Okoth-Obbo, head of operations at the…

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Los Angeles Times: Health emergency declared in northern Brazil after measles outbreak (Langlois, 7/16). New York Times: Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds (McNeil, 7/16). Reuters: Mass radio campaign saves thousands of child lives in Africa (Kelland, 7/16). Science: ‘Frightening’ drug-resistant strain of typhoid spreads in Pakistan…

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SciDev.Net: Global science body promises to reach poor regions (Tatalović, 7/6). STAT: A case study in the fast-rising threat of antibiotic resistance (Branswell, 7/6). Xinhua News: More than 1,000 Filipinos infected with leptospirosis this year: health secretary (7/7). Xinhua News: Kenya pledges new investments to eradicate micro-nutrients deficiency (7/6).

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