Organized by Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Enhancing Global Health Security Global Project Launch March 31, 2021 RSVP Please join us for the global launch of Enhancing Global Health Security, a 5-year CDC funded project led by Jhpiego in core partnership with Global Scientific Solutions for Health, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Center…

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Organized by One by One, Africa CDC, the African Union, WHO African Region, the Rockefeller Foundation, Cloud, and Access Challenge Virtual Influencer Workshop for African Celebrities, Media Houses, and Journalists: Shaping COVID-19 Response through accurate information dissemination March 30, 2021 RSVP The One By One: Target COVID-19 Campaign is inviting prominent religious leaders, distinguished health…

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Congressional News COVID-19 emergency funds progressing through budget reconciliation After passing a budget resolution for fiscal year (FY) 2021, Congress has continued to progress toward passing President Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief proposal. Authorizing committees in the House have been marking up their individual bills. The House Committee on the Budget plans to mark up the…

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Organized by the Brookings Institution Preparing for the next pandemic: A conversation with Africa CDC Director John Nkengasong February 12, 2021 RSVP Initial dire predictions around the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa have not come to pass. The fragility of many of Africa’s health systems—including underfunded hospitals, low doctor-to-patient ratios, high…

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This guest blog was originally posted on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s website. The blog was written by Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS), Former Acting Director, CDC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC works 24/7 to protect America from…

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This guest post was provided by GHC Partner, Aid & International Development Forum The 2015-16 Zika epidemic has seen the virus spread throughout South America and into Central and North America. In February 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The virus’ symptoms in adults tend to be relatively mild and…

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CDC has issued  “Interim Guidelines for Preventing Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus” and “Updated Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure.” Access the Guidelines Here: “Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016” “Update: Interim Guidelines…

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CDC has announced funding for partners wanting to engage further in their global health security response. Please see below for information about these opportunities and note that the deadline is quite tight: June 5, 2014. The link to grants.gov is http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276351. GH15-1632: Global Health Security Partnership Engagement: Expanding Efforts and Strategies to Protect and Improve…

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GHC Policy Communications Coordinator Vince Blaser is traveling in Zambia and Tanzania to visit member programs and report on policy connections. This is the sixth of his reports. ARUSHA, Tanzania – Anna Aron, 36, might not have been thinking about the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) or President Obama’s Global Health Initiative when she spent…

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