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Ask KFF: Josh Michaud Answers 3 Questions on the Coronavirus and U.S. Response

This weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed more U.S. cases of the latest international outbreak – coronavirus – which started in Wuhan, China. Josh Michaud, an Associate Director for Global Health Policy at KFF, offers perspective on the U.S. role and how response to this outbreak compares to others, such as SARS and the Ebola epidemic.

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The Current Ebola Outbreak and the U.S. Role: An Explainer

An outbreak of Ebola is currently ongoing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), now the second largest Ebola epidemic ever recorded. This Issue Brief gives an overview of the current situation, explains the U.S. role in responding to the outbreak, and answers key questions about the broader global response.

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Data Note: Donor Funding for the Current Ebola Response in the DRC

This data note provides an updated comprehensive summary of donor funding for the Ebola response in the DRC.

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The U.S. Government and Global Health Security

This brief examines the U.S. government’s efforts in global health security – that is, efforts to help countries prepare for and address pandemic and epidemic diseases such Ebola, Zika, and pandemic influenza. The brief provides history and background, reviews the U.S. agencies carrying out these efforts, reviews funding, and highlights key policy issues going forward.

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Top 10 Donors DRC, Sept 2019 Update_1

U.S. Leads All Donors in First Comprehensive Assessment of Funding for Ebola Outbreak in DRC

The first comprehensive summary of donor funding for the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo estimates that at least $546 million was provided by donors from August 2018, when the outbreak started, through September 2019.

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8198 - U.S. Contributions to Gavi, 2001-2019

The U.S. and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

This fact sheet examines the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (also known as Gavi), an independent, public-private partnership and multilateral funding mechanism that aims to increase access to immunization in poor countries, and explores the role the U.S. government plays in supporting the partnership.

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U.S. Funding for Global Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), FY 2006 – FY 2020 Request

The U.S. Government and Global Neglected Tropical Disease Efforts

This fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in addressing NTDs worldwide.

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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 to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; maternal & child health (MCH); nutrition; family planning & reproductive health (FP/RH); global health security; and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

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Ebola Spreads amid Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and U.S. Role Remains Limited

This brief examines the international and U.S. response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, now the second largest ever recorded, as authorities struggle to contain the virus’ spread amid violence in an active combat zone.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The U.S. Congress and Global Health: A Primer

This primer provides an overview of congressional engagement in global health. It examines the structure of Congress and its role and key activities in global health. It then illustrates these by examining two global health examples: the creation and evolution of PEPFAR and the 2014/2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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