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Pfizer To Offer Pneumonia Vaccine At Reduced Price In Humanitarian Crises

Reuters: Pfizer offers cut-price pneumonia shot for humanitarian crises “…In what it called a major expansion of its humanitarian assistance work, the drugmaker said its Prevenar 13 shot, which protects babies and children against pneumonia and other diseases, would be offered in a new multi-dose vial at the lowest prevailing…

Following Civil War, Ebola, Sierra Leone Works To Rebuild Health Care System

Star-Ledger: Beyond Ebola: How Sierra Leone is working to rebuild — and remake — its health care system “…Using lessons learned from [a] pilot clinic [opened in 2015 by the Healey International Relief Foundation in Newton, Sierra Leone], the foundation plans to rebuild 30 health facilities in other parts of…

Polio Vaccination Teams In Afghanistan Helping World Close In On Elimination Goal

Los Angeles Times: This boy could be one of the world’s last victims of polio “…The narrow Sheltan valley [in Afghanistan], a haven for the Taliban and other insurgents along the border with Pakistan, is also one of the world’s last redoubts for the crippling childhood disease. There have been…

U.S., Cuba Look To Enhance Partnerships On Health Promotion, Protection, Research

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: The Promise of a Strong U.S.-Cuba Health Partnership Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the new health partnership between the U.S. and Cuba, writing, “While … still at an early stage, it’s clear the United States and…

Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Center Symposium Examines Access To Surgery In LMICs

Global Health NOW: Sutures for the Future “It might seem a bit incongruous at first: Isn’t surgery more about medicine than public health — helping one patient at a time rather than intervening at the population level? A panel of surgeons and a journalist, however, used data on the staggering…

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