Administration News Executive Order on Ensuring Access to USG COVID-19 Vaccines On December 8, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) that ensures Americans have priority access to COVID-19 vaccines developed in the United States or procured by the United States government. The EO does not go into detail about the U.S. government’s vaccine distribution…

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Congressional News Appropriations negotiations continue House and Senate appropriators have spent recent days negotiating topline spending levels for all twelve FY21 spending bills and will likely push for an omnibus to pass them as a larger package. COVID-19 emergency supplemental negotiations are also still crawling along, albeit barely. Recently Senator Portman said he is working…

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Organized University of North Carolina 2020 UNC Water And Health Conference: Science, Policy And Practice October 26-30, 2020 RSVP The UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice will be held October 26 – 30, 2020 virtually from the comfort of your home or office. The conference will explore drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene…

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Organized by WaterAid, Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC), and IntraHealth International May 24 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM CEST Vieux Bois Restaurant Geneva, Switzerland RSVP The session led and co-sponsored by WaterAid, FHWC, and IntraHealth. The theme is “Seizing the Opportunity: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Infection Prevention and Control Actions to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance and…

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L’AQUILA, Italy — When I learned I was coming to the G8 Summit to promote global health, I sought advice from friends I thought might know about the arcane machinations of the annual summit. A British friend responded: “I’m rather disillusioned about the G8, to be honest. It seems like a PR event for world…

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L’AQUILA, Italy – Heads of state arrived here yesterday for the G8 Summit in the mountains northeast of Rome but the non-governmental organizations are mainly frustrated, angry or both over the likely outcomes, with a few notable exceptions. On Wednesday,  I talked to civil society experts in most of their areas of concern — global health, water…

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