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Puerto Rico Partners With U.S. On HIV Vaccine Project

Associated Press: Puerto Rico partners on U.S. HIV vaccine project “Puerto Rico’s governor says the island’s largest public university is partnering with federal agencies to oversee a U.S.-funded project aimed at trying to develop a prophylactic vaccine for the HIV virus that causes AIDS…” (9/9).

TB Studies Highlight Treatment Needs, Opportunities

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: TB trials highlight needs, opportunities Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses results from two tuberculosis studies that “could change approaches to treatment delivery and development, but only if funding…

PLOS Updates Maternal Health Collection

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Further Integration: The latest update to the MHTF & PLOS Maternal Health Collection Jennifer Horsley, editorial project coordinator of the PLOS Collections, discusses updates to the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) PLOS collection, “including original 11 research articles and a policy forum, all recently published in…

Long-Term Investments Needed To Survive Ebola, Other Outbreaks

Nature Medicine: Ebola: a call to action Editorial Board “The size, speed, and potential reach of the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa presents a wake-up call to the research and pharmaceutical communities — and to federal governments — of the continuing need to invest resources in the study…

Health Affairs’ September Issue Focuses On Global Health

Health Affairs Blog: Think and Act Globally: Health Affairs’ September Issue “The September issue of Health Affairs emphasizes lessons learned from developing and industrialized nations collectively seeking the elusive goals of better care, with lower costs and higher quality. A number of studies analyze key global trends including patient engagement…

PLOS Blog Discusses Funding Approaches For Global Health R&D

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Who Should Contribute to Funding of Global Health R&D and How Much? Mari Grepstad, an adviser at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Suerie Moon, research director and co-chair of the Forum on Global Governance for Health at the Harvard Global Health Institute, and John-Arne Røttingen,…

Policy Brief Series Highlights Need For Europe To Invest More In Global Health

DSW Blog: Why invest in R&D for HIV, TB and malaria? Because it’s good for global health, and good for Europe Eoghan Walsh, communications officer at Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW), introduces “a series of policy briefs on the issue of global health research and development, outlining why we need to…

NIH Experimental Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins; Other Vaccines, Treatments Under Development

News outlets report on various aspects of Ebola vaccine and treatment development and delivery. ABC News: Two Women Receive Experimental Ebola Vaccine in Fast-Tracked Trial “The first two doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine have been injected into human subjects in the National Institutes of Health’s fast-tracked clinical trial…” (Lupkin,…