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‘New Architecture For Global Health Delivery’ Should Result From Ebola Epidemic

New York Times: Yes, We Were Warned About Ebola Bernice Dahn, chief medical officer of Liberia’s Ministry of Health; Vera Mussah, director of county health services in Liberia’s Ministry of Health; and Cameron Nutt, Ebola response adviser to Paul Farmer at Partners in Health “The conventional wisdom among public health…

Breathalyzer-Type Test Might Be Possible As Malaria Diagnostic Tool, Research Suggests

Public Radio International: Could a test for malaria be as easy as a breathalyzer? “…[A] group of scientists in Missouri [is] working on a groundbreaking method to test for the disease that, if successful, could save time, money, and most importantly, lives. What is it? A malaria-styled breathalyzer. … Th[e]…

Study Shows Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Promising; Large Trial Begins In West Africa

The Atlantic: Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Effective “Tests of an experimental Ebola vaccine have found that 100 percent of vaccinated people mounted a promising immune response and incurred no serious side effects, according to results published [Thursday] morning in The New England Journal of Medicine…” (Hamblin, 4/2). Daily Mirror: ‘Successful’…

New HIV Research Model Suggests Early Treatment Key To Finding Cure

The Guardian: HIV spreads like computer worms, say scientists “HIV spreads throughout the body in a similar way to some computer worms, according to a new model, which also suggests that early treatment is key to finding a cure to the disease…” (Siddique, 4/2). International Business Times: HIV: Early treatment…

Lessons Learned From Ebola Outbreak Demonstrate Importance Of Vaccine Research, Development

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Lessons from Ebola: A vaccine fast track too slow demonstrates need to prepare for pandemic potential diseases Elizabeth Bukowski, freelance journalist and veterinarian, reports from the 3rd International One Health Congress in Amsterdam and discusses comments from the director of the Jenner Institute…

Blog Post Discusses GHTC Report, Briefing On Role Of Global Health R&D In Preparedness

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: GHTC briefing highlights importance of global health innovation in protecting U.S. and world from threats like Ebola Kat Kelley, senior program assistant at GHTC, discusses the launch of GHTC’s sixth annual policy report titled, “Meeting the challenge, seizing the opportunity: U.S. leadership can advance global…

New Tool Shows Promise For Studying Relapse Of Malaria

Vaccine News Daily: New tool for studying relapsing malaria infections “A new tool could be instrumental in transforming the medical community’s search for novel treatments against relapsing malaria infections. Researchers at Seattle BioMed recently used a human-chimeric mouse model to further study Plasmodium vivax malaria parasite liver infections. The scientists…

Simplified Antibiotic Regimen Can Effectively Treat Sick Babies, Studies Show

News outlets report on results from two studies — one in The Lancet and another in The Lancet Global Health — that suggest that a simplified antibiotic regimen can effectively treat sick babies. HealthDay News/U.S. News & World Report: Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations “Newborns and young…

Single-Dose Malaria Drug Performs Well In Laboratory Tests, Study Shows

The Hindu: Candidate malaria drug may cure with single dose “Last year, AstraZeneca, the global drug company, closed its research center in Bengaluru. One of the legacies of the work carried out there is the identification of a novel candidate drug for malaria. In laboratory tests, this molecule has shown…