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Instead Of ‘Reactive Funding Surges,’ U.S. Needs To Take ‘Comprehensive Approach’ To Accelerate Elimination Of Malaria, Other Neglected Diseases

The Hill: Malaria and other neglected diseases are the itch that must be scratched Ashley Birkett, director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) “…A new report from the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) highlights some … funding problems. The U.S. government’s investment in research and development (R&D) for neglected…

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Ebola Can Lie Dormant But Become Infectious In Recovered Patients, Study Says

NPR: Ebola Carriers? Why The Virus Keeps Coming Back “Just when health officials think the Ebola outbreak is over in West Africa, the virus pops up again seemingly out of the blue. It’s happened at least five times so far. Now scientists are starting to figure out why: The virus…

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U.S. Vice President Biden, Pope Francis Urge More Investment In Cancer Research, Care During Vatican Conference

Bloomberg: Joe Biden Looks for Pope’s Help on Cancer After Son’s Death “…On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden sought a lift from Pope Francis for the White House’s ‘moonshot’ effort to cure cancer. Speaking at a Vatican conference on regenerative medicine, Biden asked foreign governments and pharmaceutical companies to join…

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Strong Partnerships, Political Will Can Advance Vaccine Development, Help Prepare For Disease Outbreaks

Huffington Post: When It Was Even Scarier Anne Schuchat, CDC deputy director “…Working with global partners and national governments, it is crucial we prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks before they spread; finish the job of polio eradication and secure its legacy through resilient immunization systems and sustained high coverage…

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Investing In Vaccine Research, Innovation Critical To Achieving SDGs

Devex: Delivering the next generation of vaccines Cécile Vernant, head of E.U. advocacy for Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung “…If we are serious about ending [malaria, HIV, TB, and other diseases of poverty] by 2030, then we will need new and innovative vaccines. … If we are to harness the latent potential…

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Senate Leaves For Week-Long Recess Without Zika Funding Compromise; Obama Administration Officials Warn Lack Of Funding Could Limit Research, Prevention Efforts

The Atlantic: The Senate Goes Home Without Funding Zika “The U.S. Congress doesn’t look any closer to funding anti-Zika efforts now than it did last week. If anything, lawmakers appear to have taken steps back. After hours of speeches on Zika from the Senate floor on Thursday, lawmakers adjourned for…

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Zika-Linked Brain Damage More Severe Than Expected, Experts Say

Wall Street Journal: Brain Damage in Zika Babies Is Far Worse Than Doctors Expected “…The scale and severity of prenatal damage by the Zika virus are far worse than past birth defects associated with microcephaly, a condition characterized by a small head and brain abnormalities. Scans, imaging, and autopsies show…

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Governments Should Adopt New Model For Antibiotic Development, Access

Project Syndicate: Overcoming Market Obstacles to New Antibiotics Jim O’Neill, commercial secretary to the U.K. Treasury, honorary professor at Manchester University, visiting research fellow at Bruegel, and chair of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance “…In the field of antibiotics development, … the divergence between profit-seeking behavior and the public good…

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CDC Will Continue Efforts To End Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Global immunization: 50 Years of work and success Rebecca Martin, director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health “…CDC will continue working closely with governments and ministries of health in countries where disease takes a heavy toll and where immunization systems have gaps. … At the same time,…

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Opinion Pieces Recognize World Immunization Week

Huffington Post: Just Another Week in Global Health? Aaron Oxley, executive director of RESULTS U.K. “…Immunization has given us one of the most colossal successes we have had in global health but progress has stalled. … [W]e need to simultaneously do more to support increased domestic and international financing which…

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