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Debate Surrounding Deworming Practices Continues, NPR Reports

NPR: The Debate Is On: To Deworm Or Not To Deworm? “…[A] report published by the Cochrane Review in July on deworming sparked some controversy. The report concluded that routine deworming of all children in areas with high rates of infection — whether they’re shown to have intestinal worms or…

Farming Intervention Improved Food Security, HIV Outcomes In Kenyan Region, Study Shows

Scientific American’s “Food Matters”: In Kenya, Improving Food Security and HIV Outcomes through Farming Anthropologist Layla Eplett discusses a study recently published in the journal AIDS that examined an “agricultural intervention that increased food security and also improved HIV outcomes” in the Nyanza region of Kenya (11/11).

Meningitis A Nearly Eliminated In 26 African Nations But Countries Must Make Vaccines Routine To Prevent Future Epidemic, Studies Show

News outlets report on a collection of articles and studies published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases noting progress in efforts by the Meningitis Vaccine Project to eliminate meningitis A in Africa. BBC News: Meningitis jab in Africa a ‘stunning success’ “A mass vaccination program against meningitis A in Africa…

GHIT Fund Could Be Model For Global Health R&D Financing, Governance

Devex: How innovative financing and partnerships are transforming the infectious disease product pipeline BT Slingsby, CEO and executive director of the GHIT Fund “…In response to the lack of investment in products for infectious disease, Japan has created a pioneering model for global health R&D financing and governance. The first…

Early Results Of Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment Study Show Promise Of Simplified Treatment For Patients In Resource-Limited Settings

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Long-acting injectable HIV treatment shows promise in early study results Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a study that “show an injected combination of two antiretroviral medicines given monthly or every two months [is] effective in controlling…