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US grants $21 million to India’s fight against TB

The U.S. Agency for International Development recently granted three new awards to India as its government strives to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) from the nation. Read More »

US Agency for International Development initiates National Action Plan against drug-resistant TB

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently initiated the White House's National Action Plan for Combatting Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Read More »

USAID issues call for HIV/AIDS vaccine grant proposals

USAID has issued a call for grant proposals as of Dec. 11 for those interested in furthering research on vaccines for treatment of HIV/AIDS. The grant must focus upon vaccine engineering and development for treating HIV/AIDS, and may specialize in particular upon women infected with HIV/AIDS. The target population for the grant and research is not limited to the U.S. Read More »

USAID renews commitment to helping vulnerable children

On Nov. 20, which is Universal Children’s Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recommitted to helping protect the world’s most vulnerable children   Read More »

US continues to support TB prevention in India

Officials from India and the United States, which has funded approximately $100 million in prevention and control measures against tuberculosis (TB) in the Asian nation, recently noted more than 15 million people have received vaccines over the last 18 years. Read More »

USAID grants in Turkey improve schools, hospital

Three USAID grants totaling $823,000 were given to Turkey in November 2014. Read More »

Roll Back Malaria partners meet to discuss global strategy

Roll Back Malaria Partnership representatives discussed the best strategy for fighting malaria at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Philadelphia last week. Read More »

USAID offers help for TB patients in more than 100 countries

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced that it is providing life-saving medicine  in more than 100 countries for patients who have drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). Read More »

Johns Hopkins team improves protective wear for health workers

The Johns Hopkins University's new personal protective suit for health care workers in Ebola outbreaks was recognized this month as one of 10 finalists in the Social Good category of Fast Company's 2015 Innovation by Design Awards. Read More »

Gupta stresses vaccinations at New Delhi Call to Action Summit

Gavi’s Deputy CEO Anuradha Gupta and other global health leaders met last week at the Call to Action Summit to discuss their commitment to ending infant and maternal mortality through immunizations. Read More »

Global effort to eliminate polio reaches milestones

Ellyn Ogden, the worldwide polio eradication coordinator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the senior technical adviser for health and child survival, recently held a question-and-answer session about the milestones that have been reached in polio elimination. Read More »

WHO partners refocus on how to measure country health program impact

WHO, World Bank and USAID agree accurate and timely health are foundation to improving public health. Read More »

Independent think tank urges U.S. to make bigger pledge in support of GAVI Alliance

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said on Friday that the United States should expand its support of the GAVI Alliance with an increased, multi-year pledge for the 2016-2020 period. Read More »

New public-private alliance to strengthen TB labs in Indonesia

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WHO launches polio and measles vaccine campaign in Philippines

The Philippine Department of Health and the World Health Organization announced on Friday the launch of a joint campaign to vaccinate children against measles and polio in response to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Read More »

FAO launches emergency H7N9 containment project

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization announced two emergency regional projects on Wednesday meant to contain avian influenza. Read More »

U.N. FAO warns of bird flu viruses in upcoming flu season

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Agency issued a warning on Monday that bird flu viruses continue to pose a serious threat to health and could pose a greater risk this flu season. Read More »

DR Congo could face highest burden of neglected tropical diseases

After close to two decades of population displacement, the Democratic Republic of Congo may face the world's highest burden of neglected tropical disease, according to an editorial recently published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Read More »

Bangladesh issues call to action to end preventable child deaths by 2035

The government of Bangladesh issued a call to action on Sunday to end preventable child deaths in the country by 2035. Read More »

Speech shows global surge in GAVI supported vaccines

In a speech to the U.S. Agency for International Development on Wednesday, GAVI Alliance CEO Dr. Seth Berkley highlighted this year's global acceleration in the delivery of life-saving vaccines to developing countries. Read More »