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Latest WHO-Approved Cholera Vaccine Shows Promise Of Partnerships In Innovation, Funding

Devex: Stocking up to defeat cholera Anita Zaidi, director of the enteric and diarrheal diseases (EDD) program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The latest [WHO-approved cholera vaccine], called Euvichol, produced by Eubiologics in South Korea, was developed in partnership with the International Vaccine Institute, also based in South…

3rd WHO-Approved Cholera Vaccine Producer Will Supply 3M Doses This Year

Reuters: WHO approves third cholera vaccine producer “A third producer of oral cholera vaccine has been approved that is expected to provide three million doses in 2016, the World Health Organization said on Friday, doubling the world’s stockpile against a disease that can kill within hours…” (Nebehay, 1/8).

Iraq’s Health, Sanitation Systems Struggling Under War, Sanctions, Cholera Outbreak

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Cholera in Iraq strains the fragile state “The current cholera outbreak in Iraq has exposed fault lines in the region’s public health infrastructure…” (Bagcchi, January 2016). Reuters: Squeezed by budget and Islamic State, Iraqi health system struggles “…With Iraqis fleeing Islamic State in ever greater numbers,…

Cholera Outbreaks Represent ‘Shame On Our Society’; More Investment Needed To Stop Disease’s Spread In Haiti

Boston Globe: Ignoring the plight of the poor in Haiti Louise C. Ivers, infectious disease physician, senior health and policy adviser for Partners In Health, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital “…Colleagues in the Haitian government, nongovernmental organizations, and bilateral and multilateral agencies have…

Cholera Vaccine Campaign Reaches 230K People In Iraq

Agence France-Presse: Over 230,000 vaccinated in Iraq anti-cholera campaign “More than 230,000 people received a first dose of cholera vaccine in a massive campaign to combat an outbreak of the disease in Iraq, the World Health Organization said Monday…” (11/9). NPR: Cholera Crisis: A Neglected Disease Is Back In The…

U.N. Agencies Supporting Iraqi Government Efforts To Stop Cholera Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: Iraq: amid fears cholera outbreak may worsen, U.N. agencies step up support to government-led response “…UNICEF is part of urgent efforts underway to protect communities and families from the effects of a cholera outbreak that has already infected more than 2,200 people — about 20 percent of…