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U.S. Should Support Gavi With $250M Annually Over Next 4 Years

The Missoulian: Urge U.S. leaders to support Gavi Carla Mettling, co-chair of the Missoula chapter of RESULTS “…[T]he work of multilateral aid groups gives hope in this dismal picture [of acute and ongoing health emergencies]. One such is Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which vaccinates children against the major childhood killers…

Cost-Effective Post-2015 Development Targets ‘Can Make A World Of Difference’

Devex: Smarter targets for the U.N.: The best thing any of us can do Bjørn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[M]y think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus, has engaged in a project to determine which [post-2015 development] targets will do the most good per dollar spent. … Imagine taking…

Activists Call For Tripling Of Annual TB Research Spending

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: #CoughUpTheTBMoney: TB activists call for tripling annual spending on TB research “In this guest post, Mike Watson Frick — TB/HIV program officer at Treatment Action Group (TAG) — writes about the state of tuberculosis (TB) research funding and civil society actions that took place at…

U.S. Urges IMF To Cancel $100M In Debt Owed By Ebola-Stricken West African Nations

Reuters: U.S. urges IMF to cancel debt of Ebola-stricken countries “The United States on Tuesday proposed that the International Monetary Fund write off some $100 million in debt it is owed by Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to free up more resources for those countries, the hardest hit by the…

Islamic States Pledge $85M For Health Systems Strengthening In Ebola-Hit Nations

Islamic Development Bank: OIC-IDB Ebola Conference Donors Pledge $85m to Strengthen Health Systems in Ebola Affected Countries “Donors to the joint Conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Islamic Development Bank, held in Jeddah, have announced an urgent financial aid package to countries suffering from the threat of…

Investment In Global Health Security Urgently Needed

White House National Security Council: Why Global Health Security Is an Emergency Ambassador Susan Rice, the president’s national security adviser, discusses disease threats and the Global Health Security Agenda, writing, “…To secure the American people from global epidemics, we must stop these epidemics at their source. That requires building health…

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