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Malaria Has Potential To Be Eliminated

Deseret News: Who cares about malaria? John Hoffmire, director of the Impact Bond Fund at Saïd Business School at Oxford University “…Innovative efforts to fight malaria focus on a variety of fronts. But one of the most interesting areas of research addresses hemoglobin C. It is a source of natural…

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Candidate Uses New Target To Stop Parasite’s Growth

News outlets report on a new experimental malaria vaccine candidate. Deustche Welle: U.S. researchers say a new malaria vaccine candidate stops the parasite mid life cycle “Most malaria vaccine candidates work by preventing parasites from entering human red blood cells. A newly discovered antibody takes a different approach: it traps…

India Attempts To Track Premature Deaths Through Survey

New York Times: Door by Door, India Strives to Know More About Death “…Nearly 70 percent of deaths in India, five million in all each year, take place in the absence of medical supervision, according to the [Office of the Registrar General of India], which is responsible for registering births…

World Health Assembly, Side Events Address Smallpox Stocks, Access To Medicines

Media outlets report on the ongoing World Health Assembly meeting and associated side events. Intellectual Property Watch: BRICS Ministers Join Forces For Access To Medicines “At a side event to the opening of the 2014 World Health Assembly, strong statements were made by BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South…

Experts Criticize Saudi Arabia’s Lack Of Cooperation On MERS

Reuters: Special Report: Saudi Arabia takes heat for spread of MERS virus “…Experts say [MERS] infections and deaths could have been stopped well within the two years since MERS first emerged — and would have been if Saudi authorities had been more open to outside help offered by specialist teams…

World AIDS Vaccine Day Focuses Attention On Need For HIV Vaccine

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Celebrating progress on World AIDS Vaccine Day “…May 18 marked the observance of World AIDS Vaccine Day­­ — an annual event to focus attention on the need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS,” the blog states, and includes an infographic from AVAC…

FDA Vouchers Encourage Drug Companies To Focus On NTDs

NPR: FDA Dangles Golden Ticket To Spur Drugs For Neglected Diseases “…[T]he approval of the leishmaniasis drug, Impavido, came with a coupon that the company [that produces the drug] can redeem to have any drug it likes moved toward the front of FDA’s line for review. It’s only the fourth…

Public-Private Partnerships Can Boost Innovation, Affordability Of Women’s Health Products

GlobalPost: Partnering to protect women from HIV Zeda Rosenberg, CEO of the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), and Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson’s chief scientific officer and chair of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson “…A new public-private partnership agreement announced last week between our organizations — the International…

Researchers Search For Ways To Combat Dengue Fever

Deutsche Welle: Fighting Dengue Fever “An infectious and often fatal disease is spreading — dengue fever. It is caused by a virus transmitted by certain species of mosquito. So far there is no effective vaccine against the disease. Researchers at the Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg are…

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