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Blog Post Discusses White House’s National Action Plan For Combating MDR-TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: White House releases plan to combat MDR-TB at home and around the world Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” examines the White House’s recently released National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, which “set[s] specific treatment and disease impact targets…

U.S., Partners To Continue Support For Ebola-Affected West Africa

White House Blog: This is How We Got to Zero Ebola Cases in West Africa Amy Pope, deputy assistant to the president for homeland security, discusses ways in which the U.S. and its partners helped end Ebola transmission in West Africa and will continue to support affected countries, including remaining…

Blog Post Discusses U.S. House Approval Of Global Health Innovation Act

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Global Health Innovation Act has passed the House of Representatives Courtney Carson, GHTC’s senior policy and advocacy associate, discusses the Global Health Innovation Act (HR 2241), which the House passed on December 18, 2015, and highlights the bill’s key provisions. Carson notes, “The new legislation…

Helms, Hyde Amendments Violate Reproductive Rights Of Women Worldwide

RH Reality Check: The Helms and Hyde Amendments: More Than 40 Years of Human Rights Violations Jamila Taylor, a senior policy adviser at Ipas, and Yamani Hernandez, executive director of the National Network of Abortion Funds, discuss the Helms and Hyde amendments, which restrict U.S. funding for abortion in certain…

U.S. Should Bolster Efforts To Protect Citizens From Disease Outbreaks, Report Says

News outlets highlight findings from a report by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), titled Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases. ABC News: Here’s How Prepared Your State Is for an Outbreak “If you live in Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, New York, or Virginia,…

Reaching Climate Agreement Could Be ‘Most Important Public Health Intervention’

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Cohen: A Healing Climate in Paris Gary Cohen, president and co-founder of Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth “…[A]ddressing the climate crisis is the most important public health intervention we can make in our lifetime. … [I]f our leaders don’t act, all the global public health gains…

USAID Announces Additional $173M In Emergency Food Aid To South Sudan

USAID: The U.S. Announces $173 Million in Additional Emergency Food Assistance for South Sudan “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $173 million in lifesaving emergency food assistance for those suffering from hunger as a result of the conflict that broke out in South Sudan two…

U.S. Polio Efforts Aid In Extending Broader Health Care Services To Border Populations In Ethiopia

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Delivering Health Services to Ethiopia’s Borderlands Chris Millard, program manager and research associate for CSIS’ Global Health Policy Center, discusses challenges to delivering basic health care to border populations, particularly women and children in Ethiopia, as well as the positive impact…

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