Health & Science

U.S. Working with WHO and Partners to Contain Ebola Virus as Quickly as Possible


The full range of relevant U.S. Government agencies are increasing every possible form of assistance to the affected countries, their citizens and international organizations responding to the outbreak.

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U.S. Agency Expands Efforts Against Ebola in West Africa

The bottom line with Ebola is we know how to stop it: traditional public health,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said.

08 August 2014 Washington — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is rapidly increasing its efforts to curb the expanding West African Ebola outbreak and deploying staff to four African nations currently affected: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. CDC’s 24/7 mission is to prevent, detect and stop disease outbreaks wherever they […]

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U.S., London Foundation Boost Help for African Children with HIV

The PEPFAR-CIFF partnership will jointly invest $200 million in ACT, $150 million from PEPFAR and up to $50 million from CIFF.

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), launched Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) on August 6 during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

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Director of U.S. Centers for Disease Control on Ebola Outbreak

CDC and our partners must surge to deliver resources and expertise to help end this outbreak. Far too many lives have been lost already.

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USAID Official’s 5 Take-Aways from AIDS 2014

People living with HIV or AIDS, including young children, join prominent AIDS researchers on the stage at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia.

This conference, dedicated to ending HIV and AIDS worldwide, allowed researchers, activists and advocates to share their latest scientific findings and deliver thought provoking presentations on challenges the AIDS community faces.

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U.S. Health Officials Announce Surge of Support to Combat Ebola

Medical personnel inside a clinic taking care of Ebola patients on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone.

The United States is sending more health experts to the three West African countries struggling with an Ebola outbreak.

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African Medical Education Being Transformed by U.S. Program

Dr. Nelson Sewankambo, MEPI’s principal investigator at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, leads a discussion with a group of Makerere medical students.

Begun in 2010, MEPI is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the National Institutes of Health.

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U.S. Awards Another $500 Million to Achieve AIDS-Free Generation

AIDS Conference sign in Melbourne, Australia (International AIDS Society/Steve Forrest)

More than $500 million in additional U.S. funding will support global HIV and AIDS response efforts with 19 partners.

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HIV/AIDS Resource Adds Data from More than 100 Countries

Image of globe with red AIDS ribbon on it (National Institutes of Health)

The U.S. Census Bureau released its annually updated interactive global resource on HIV prevalence, AIDS cases and deaths. The database is the most comprehensive resource of its kind in the world, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

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Facts on U.S.-China Dialogue Strategic Track Select Outcomes

On the occasion of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) July 9-10, 2014, the United States and China agreed to, among other things:

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