This blog examines the role of contact tracing in the U.S. coronavirus response. Contact tracing is going to be a crucial piece of the puzzle for eventually suppressing and containing the virus, allowing people to congregate in public, and letting people go back to work again. But policymakers have, so far, not focused much on scaling up contact tracing capabilities. Capabilities needed include resources and trained staff for traditional contact tracing efforts, which can be supplemented with technological approaches through mobile phones and apps.
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This fact sheet provides information about the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. government funding and engagement with WHO.
The COVID-19 has exacted a significant toll on the global economy. This new analysis looks at the economic impacts in PEPFAR countries finding that these countries generally fared worse than their economic and regional peers. In addition, the projected economic growth in these countries remains below pre-pandemic levels.
This analysis looks at the amount of funding for vaccines and the number of vaccine doses that have been donated to the global COVID-19 vaccine effort and standardizes these donations based on the size of donor economies.
This summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act highlights and summarizes health-related provisions focused on the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and support for the global response.
This tracker provides a listing of global health-related legislation introduced in the current Congress.
This Vaccine Monitor survey shows the public is largely supportive of the U.S. role in distributing COVID-19 vaccines globally, as well as other response efforts including the distribution of masks and COVID-19 rapid tests.
This data note tracks appropriations designated for international efforts in the COVID-19 emergency supplemental bills. It will be updated as needed.
This fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) worldwide.
This analysis provides an initial look at how PEPFAR is currently defining and approaching sustained epidemic control at the country level.