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U.N. High-Level Meeting Should Implement ‘Powerful Coordinating Body’ On Antimicrobial Resistance

PLOS Medicine: Antimicrobial Resistance: Is the World UNprepared? Editorial Board “…September’s high-level meeting at the U.N. … should take the opportunity to put in place a powerful coordinating body to implement the necessary multifaceted response to [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)]. It will be the responsibility of countries and multilateral donors to ensure…

GSK Proposes Creating Unit Dedicated To Vaccine Development For Disease Outbreaks

Bloomberg News: Glaxo Proposes Biopreparedness Unit for Outbreaks Like Zika “As the Zika virus spreads and concern grows about the world’s preparedness for outbreaks, GlaxoSmithKline is proposing the creation of a unit dedicated to developing vaccines for diseases in markets offering little potential profit. The London-based company is ready to…

Vaccine Preparedness Critical To Responding To Emerging Infectious Diseases

Science: Ebola and Zika: Cautionary tales Michael T. Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota “…When surveillance points to a possible emergence of a new infectious disease of potential public health importance, we need procedural and funding mechanisms that can…

Eliminating Malaria In Africa Possible With New Innovations

Devex: Innovating for a malaria-free Africa Joy Phumaphi, executive secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance “…The [African Union’s] adoption of the ‘Catalytic Framework to End AIDS, TB and Eliminate Malaria in Africa by 2030’ gives Africa a roadmap that could change the future of the continent. The framework ……

Cancer Experts Release 10 Recommendations For U.S. Cancer Moonshot Initiative

CQ News: Cancer Panel Approves ‘Moonshot’ Recommendations “Advisers to the National Cancer Institute approved recommendations Wednesday from scientists working with President Barack Obama’s cancer moonshot initiative that suggest harnessing the genomic information of cancer patients to create a national clinical trial network…” (Williams, 9/7). Nature: Cancer experts unveil wishlist for…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Congressional Stalemate On U.S. Zika Response

Bloomberg View: Why Congress Needs to Vote Again on Zika Editorial Board “…[P]rogress [against Zika] on all fronts — not just drug development but mosquito eradication, diagnostic testing, and research to understand all of Zika’s effects — will be delayed without adequate federal funding. The money that the National Institutes…

News Outlets Examine Congress’s Science-, Health-Related Docket As Session Resumes

CQ HealthBeat: Zika, Public Health, Cures Top Health Agenda “Lawmakers return this week with plans to address one big ticket health-related item: funding to address the Zika virus. They also plan to move forward with lower-ranked priorities like markups of public health legislation and a hearing on post-acute care legislation…

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