Navigation Links
Briefing: 'New Report -- US Budget Cuts Jeopardize Recent Scientific Gains in Global Health'

A new report warns that potential cuts to US global health and research programs that battle diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria could threaten countless lives and put at risk the ripening fruits of past investments in innovations crucial to fighting these diseases. The report will be released at a Capitol Hill briefing on Tuesday.

US investments in global health research have helped deliver some of the greatest advances the field has ever seenincluding a vaccine for meningitis A, a rapid test for detecting tuberculosis, and the world's first malaria drug for children. These advances are already making a significant dent in the burden of disease around the world. Additional investments are nurturing research and development for new tools to fight HIV, maternal health complications, dengue fever, and African sleeping sickness, among others.

But the report, which is being released by a coalition of more than 25 leading global health, nonprofit organizations that work on vaccines, drugs and other tools and technologies, asserts that continued and consistent US investment in research and development will be needed to provide the momentum necessary to push these promising tools over the finish line.

During this Capitol Hill event, a high-level panel of experts will speak about the role of research, science, and the creation of new health products in meeting US global health and development objectives, as well as the key policy issues critical to maintaining recent scientific momentum to save lives around the world.


  • Dr. Caroline Ryan, Director of Technical Leadership, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Department of State, PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief)
  • Dr. Alan Magill, Director of Malaria, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Lisa Cohen, Executive Director, Washington Global Health Alliance (moderator)

WHEN: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from NOON to 1:30 p.m.
Kennedy Caucus Room (SR 325), Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

RSVP: For more information or to attend in person, contact Katy Lenard.


Contact: Katy Lenard
Burness Communications

Related medicine news :

1. Best Glaucoma Treatments Still a Puzzle, Task Force Reports
2. NuvaRing Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of a South Carolina Woman who Developed Two Blood Clots While Using NuvaRing, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC
3. BioMEMS: Microsystem Applications Market for Healthcare in New Research Report at
4. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study: Body Image Influences Psychosocial Activities and Quality of Life.
5. Flame Retardant Chemicals Market growing at a CAGR of 6.9% & to reach $7,131.9 Million by 2017 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
6. 1,4-butanediol (BDO) Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.5% & to reach $7.5 Billion by 2017 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
7. Artificial Organs (Medical Bionic Implants) Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.1% & to reach $17.82 billion by 2017 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
8. Wafer Cleaning Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 16.1% & to reach $5.86 billion by 2017 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
9. Biocides Market - New Industry Research Report is Now Available for Pre-order at Transparency Market Research
10. Skechers Foot Fracture Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Nevada Woman Who Suffered a Fracture Allegedly Due to Skechers Shape-Ups Toning Shoes, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC
11. Millions of Americans Have an STD: Report
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin ... injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his ... of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the ... In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, ... just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from reveals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic ... many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping ... released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son ... lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t ... would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... MIAMI, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Florida Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this ... of Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Consumers have taken ... regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on patient outcomes. ... support programs in the pharmaceutical industry have evolved ... Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on becoming more ... providing products and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or ... protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 According ... by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle ... GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - ... This report studies the market for the forecast period ... reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: