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Governments, Donors Should Invest In Vaccine Development Despite Economic Risks

Nature: Share the risks of Ebola vaccine development Seth Berkley, chief executive of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Vaccine development is driven not by the risk that a pathogen poses to people, but by the economic pay-off. … That helps to explain why, more than a year on from the first…

World Must Keep Disease Outbreak Vigilance Despite Vaccine Successes

The Atlantic: Infectious Psychology James Hamblin, a senior editor and health columnist at The Atlantic “…[Wednesday] morning, at an Atlantic Live event…, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, and I sat and talked — about how [the Ebola epidemic] happened, and about the…

USAID, CDC Blog Posts Mark World Water Day

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Water for the World: Making Every Gallon Count Christian Holmes, USAID’s global water coordinator and acting deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, marks World Water Day, which takes place annually on March 22, and discusses the “important advance made this year towards…

New Global Disaster Risk Reduction Plan To More Prominently Address Health

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Health a fresh priority in disaster plan, talks snagged on aid “A new global plan to reduce the risk of disasters, due to be adopted at a U.N. conference in Japan on Wednesday, will give more prominence to health issues as the world struggles to stamp out…

International Community Looks To Outline West Africa’s Ebola Recovery Phase

Devex: Ebola: Moving from emergency to recovery “As the death toll from Ebola now tops 10,000 in West Africa, donors and aid implementers are figuring out how to best transition from the emergency to the recovery phase of the crisis. Top E.U. and U.N. officials, leaders of Ebola-affected nations, and…