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TB Research Funding Topped $900M In 2019, New Report Examining Funding Trends Since 2005 Shows

Treatment Action Group: Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends 2005-2019 “Global funding for tuberculosis (TB) research totaled over US$900 million in 2019, the second highest level on record, according to a report released [Monday] by Treatment Action Group (TAG) and the United Nations-hosted Stop TB Partnership. The report — Tuberculosis Research Funding…

U.N. Officials, Scientists Express Optimism Over Coronavirus Vaccines, Call For More Preparedness, Solidarity At U.N. General Assembly Session

U.N. News: Scientists optimistic about COVID-19 vaccines for all “Scientists developing COVID-19 vaccines are optimistic that by the end of next year, all people everywhere will have access to safe and effective treatments against a disease which has disrupted the entire planet. Principals from BioNTech and Oxford University — both…

Biden Taps California AG Xavier Becerra As HHS Secretary, Harvard Infectious Disease Specialist Rochelle Walensky To Lead CDC

AP: Biden picks Calif. AG Becerra to lead HHS, pandemic response “President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration’s coronavirus response. Separately, Biden picked a Harvard infectious…

U.S. Health Officials Warn Americans Must Continue Mitigation Efforts; FDA To Hold Meeting On Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine On Thursday; Targets Likely Will Not Be Met In Vaccine Roll Out

AP: Health officials warn Americans not to let their guard down “With a COVID-19 vaccine perhaps just days away in the U.S., most of California headed into another lockdown Sunday because of the surging outbreak and top health officials warned Americans that this is no time to let their guard…

Think Global Health Publishes Articles Related To COVID-19

Think Global Health: COVID-19: A Wake-Up Call to Africa for Investing in Responsive and Resilient Health-Care Systems Tom Achoki, co-founder of Mass Sciences and the Africa Institute for Health Policy Foundation (11/30). Think Global Health: An Aging World Requires More Support for Health Systems Joseph L. Dieleman, associate professor at…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: In southern Madagascar, ‘nothing to feed our children’ (Bezain, 12/4). BMJ: African malaria deaths set to dwarf covid-19 fatalities as pandemic hits control efforts, WHO warns (Dyer, 12/2). CNBC: Bill Gates says we need a new federal organization and five-fold spending increase to fight climate change (Novet, 12/3). Devex:…

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