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Australia Has Important Role In Infectious Disease Research

BMJ Blogs: Sharon Lewin: The challenge of infectious diseases Sharon Lewin, inaugural director of the Doherty Institute in Melbourne, Australia, discusses the importance of accelerating scientific research on infectious diseases in light of both existing and emerging threats, including Ebola, as well as the role of Australia’s scientific community (10/6).

News Outlets Report On Medical Research Surrounding Ebola, Other NTDs

News outlets report on medical research related to potential Ebola treatments and vaccines, as well as research related to other neglected tropical diseases. The Guardian: Ebola is in America — and, finally, within range of Big Pharma “As the Ebola epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, with more than…

Ebola Co-Discoverer Peter Piot Discusses Current Epidemic

News outlets profile Peter Piot, the virologist who helped discover the Ebola virus, and highlight his thoughts on the current epidemic. Financial Times: Peter Piot: Out to stop the Ebola virus he found “…It was 1977, the year after a Belgian medical team led by the young microbiologist [Peter Piot]…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Ongoing Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. Wall Street Journal: The Ebola Stand Editorial Board “…Ebola is stoppable and there’s little reason to think that the world’s leading disease experts at the CDC aren’t ready to combat its spread — except these days government…

Blog Posts Highlight Grand Challenges In Global Health

Two posts in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog discuss Grand Challenges. Impatient Optimists: How Do We Measure the Value of Grand Challenges? Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director of discovery and translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Gates Foundation, discusses how different Grand Challenges projects…

Renewed U.S.-India Partnership To Address Health, Development

Washington Post: A renewed U.S.-India partnership for the 21st century Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama “As nations committed to democracy, liberty, diversity, and enterprise, India and the United States are bound by common values and mutual interests. We have each shaped the positive trajectory of…

October 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The October 2014 WHO Bulletin includes an editorial on the importance of data collection, a perspective piece on Chagas disease in Europe, and news and research articles on various topics (October 2014).