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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial’s Initial Results ‘Promising,’ WHO’s Chan Says Ahead Of Data Publication

Agence France-Presse: Ebola vaccine shows ‘promising’ results: WHO “Preliminary results of tests on an Ebola vaccine to be published in British science magazine The Lancet later Friday have shown ‘promising’ results, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said…” (7/31). Reuters: WHO’s Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial ‘promising’…

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Survey Examines HIV Status, Knowledge Among Heterosexual South African Couples In High-Risk Township

Reuters Health: HIV status, knowledge low among heterosexual South African couples “Less than half of men in a high-risk South African township knew whether their partners had ever been tested for HIV, and women weren’t much more informed, according to a survey of heterosexual couples. This should encourage efforts to…

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GSK Anticipates Gradual Roll-Out Of Malaria Vaccine In Africa, Collection Of Additional Data, CEO Says

Reuters: GlaxoSmithKline sees staged roll-out of malaria vaccine “The world’s first malaria vaccine, which won a green light last week from European drugs regulators, will be rolled out gradually in Africa, its maker said on Wednesday. ‘We believe that there should be a thoughtful, staged roll-out of this vaccine, particularly…

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New HIV Prevention R&D Report Highlights 2000-2014 Global Funding Trends

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: New report on investment in R&D for HIV prevention highlights 2014 global funding trends In a guest post, the HIV Vaccines & Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group discusses a new report examining HIV prevention research and development funding trends from 2000 to 2014. “Through their research…

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Suniti Solomon, HIV/AIDS Researcher Who Detected India’s First Case In 1986, Passes Away

EH News Bureau/Financial Express: Dr. Suniti Solomon, pioneer in HIV research and treatment in India, passes away “Dr. Suniti Solomon, whose team was the first to document evidence of HIV infection in India in 1986, died at her residence in Chennai on Tuesday morning…” (Janardhanan, 7/29). Huffington Post India: Suniti…

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Deworming Data Re-Analysis Raises Questions About Effectiveness Of Simple Solutions To International Development Issues

Vox: This academic debate about worms has an important lesson for the future of global poverty “This past week, the international development and global health community has been torn apart by a debate about parasitic worms that has grown so fierce it’s been dubbed the ‘worm wars.’ … [T]he reason…

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Sanofi’s Experimental Dengue Vaccine Lowers Hospitalization Risk In Older Children, Data Show

Agence France-Presse: Data analyses back Sanofi dengue vaccine “A dengue vaccine candidate by French drugmaker Sanofi protects more than three quarters of participants, an analysis found Monday. The experimental drug allowed 80.8 percent of children aged nine and older to avoid hospitalization, according to three trials analyzed by the New…

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HIV Co-Discoverer Francoise Barre-Sinoussi Discusses Disease’s Treatment, Cure Research With CNN

CNN: HIV discoverer: ‘To develop a cure is almost impossible’ “She’s the woman who co-discovered HIV in 1983, and won a Nobel Prize for her work. But next month, French scientist Francoise Barre-Sinoussi will retire from her lab. She spoke with CNN at this week’s International AIDS Society Conference, in…

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Fully Funded Phase 4 Trials Necessary To Fill Knowledge Gaps On Malaria Vaccine Effectiveness

BBC News: Malaria vaccine: How good is good enough? Seth Berkely, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “How effective does a vaccine have to be before it should be made available? … Such is the…

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Malaria Rapid Testing Can Reduce Treatment Over-Prescription, Study Shows

Humanosphere: When offered, many will take malaria rapid test, cutting misuse of drugs, study finds “A study published [Wednesday] in PLOS ONE says testing people for malaria helps reduce the over-prescription of anti-malarial drugs by 73 percent. Knowing whether a person actually has malaria means people get the medicine they…

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