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CSIS Discussion Focused On Economic Impacts Of Ebola Epidemic In West Africa

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Economic Impacts of Ebola CSIS presents an event summary for a November 19 CSIS Global Health Policy Center-hosted discussion “focused on the economic impacts of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Panelists included David Evans, senior economist at the World Bank…

Index Ranks Countries On Commitments To End Hunger, Malnutrition

Humanosphere: U.S. lacks commitment to end hunger and undernutrition Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses the findings of the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Donor Index (HANCI), recently released by the Institute of Development Studies. He writes, “The U.S. performs poorly, relative to other donor countries, according to the index” (11/21).

U.S. House Committee Passes Bill To Authorize $1.8B For USAID Emergency Ebola Aid

CQ News: $1.8 Billion in Emergency Ebola Aid Advanced by House Panel “The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday backed by voice vote a bill to provide additional assistance to West African countries stricken by Ebola. The measure (HR 5710) would authorize $1.8 billion in emergency aid for the U.S.…

Blog Post Examines Pneumonia Case Numbers, Mortality Rates, Spending

Humanosphere: Explaining pneumonia’s big global decline on a tiny budget In a guest post, Nancy Fullman, a policy translation specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discusses the relationships among global pneumonia case numbers, mortality rates, and spending on the disease (11/20).

Gilead Purchases FDA Priority Review Voucher For $125M

NPR: Gilead Buys Shortcut For FDA Drug Review For $125 Million “…In an auction, Gilead Sciences, a maker of HIV and hepatitis medicines, just bought a coupon good for the accelerated review of a drug of the company’s choice from Knight Therapeutics, a Canadian company. The priority review voucher entitles…

U.S. ‘Must Increase Its Longstanding Investment In’ Gavi

The Hill: Four reasons why the U.S. should invest more in vaccines around the world Richard Lugar, former Republican Senator from Indiana “…Among our most effective tools for stabilizing fragile states and improving perceptions of the United States are our global health programs. … Especially important are our efforts to…

Blog Post Outlines Lessons From Ebola Response, Implications For Future Outbreaks

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: After Ebola: Five Lessons for Outbreak Response Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, outlines five lessons from the Ebola epidemic response so far, including building WHO leadership and investing in public health preparedness, and the implications…

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