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Terrorism, Human Rights, and Climate Change Top the Public’s Priority List for U.S. Engagement in World Affairs; Other Issues, Including Health, Rated Important

Strong Support for U.S. Role in Combatting Zika At Home and Abroad When it comes to world affairs, majorities of Americans list fighting terrorism (64%), protecting human rights (60%), and protecting the environment and fighting climate change (51%) as top priorities for the president and Congress, finds a new Kaiser…

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Pharmaceutical Policy and Pricing: Are Other Countries Getting Greater Value?

Spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. rose at a faster clip in 2009 than spending for hospital and physician care, a trend that is expected to continue through 2020. The desire to get a handle on drug spending is a focus not only in the U.S. but in other…

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The Status of Funding for Zika: The President’s Request, Congressional Proposals, & Final Funding

This issue brief provides a landscape of the status of U.S. funding for Zika, a mosquito-transmitted infection that in pregnant women can cause microcephaly as well as other serious birth defects. The brief compares the Congressionally approved Zika funding levels, which provides $1.1 billion to the Zika response, to the President’s February 22nd request, the House and Senate bills that passed each chamber in May, and a Conference Agreement that had been approved by the House in June, but was blocked in the Senate and opposed by the Administration.

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PEPFAR Reauthorization: Side-by-Side of Legislation Over Time

This brief identifies time-bound PEPFAR authorities and also provides a detailed side-by-side comparison of PEPFAR’s authorizing legislation over time.

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Preparing for COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Leveraging U.S. Global Health Assets

This data note assesses where the U.S. government has existing global health assets that could be mobilized when and if needed to assist in the COVID-19 response in low and middle income countries.

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Donor Funding for the Global Novel Coronavirus Response

This data note provides an accounting of publicly-available information on donor funding to date for the global coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

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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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What Will Be the Contours of the Biden Administration’s Global Health Agenda?

This issue brief provides an overview of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 and global health actions to date, as well as likely ones on the horizon, and identifies key policy issues and outstanding questions ahead.

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COVAX and the United States

This issue brief provides an overview of COVAX, the global mechanism to secure and deliver COVID-19 vaccines. The brief details COVAX’s organization, conditions for country participation, activities, and financing structure. Additionally, it looks at the history and remaining key issues of U.S. engagement with COVAX.

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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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