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Russia Has Developed Two Ebola Vaccines, President Putin, Health Minister Announce

ABC News: Vladimir Putin’s Claim That Russia Has Invented World’s Best Ebola Drug Meets Skepticism “Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised health officials across the world today when he announced that his country has invented the world’s most effective drug against Ebola. … But experts immediately raised doubts about Putin’s claims…”…

E.U. Gender Action Plan Places Women’s Rights At Center Of Development Agenda

Devex: E.U. Gender Action Plan: The case for smart development Neven Mimica, E.U. commissioner for international cooperation and development “…[G]ender equality is not only an issue of human rights; women’s empowerment is also about smart development and smart economics. Women’s participation in the economy is essential for sustainable development and…

Saving Lives At Birth Announces Round 6 Of Grand Challenge For Development

Saving Lives at Birth: Round 6 Broad Agency Announcement “USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, DFID, and KOICA have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers…

BRICS Nations Can Prove Important Allies In Ending NTDs By 2020

Devex: BRICS champion the fight to end neglected tropical diseases Mirta Roses Periago, special envoy for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases and former director of the Pan American Health Organization “…The BRICS deserve credit for the progress they have made in fighting NTDs at home, and I am…

Nations Respond To Antibiotic Resistance Arising From Use Among Livestock

National Geographic’s “Germination”: Last-Ditch Drug Resistance: China and Europe Respond Maryn McKenna, journalist and author, discusses antibiotic use among agricultural animals, focusing on colistin, “the only antibiotic that works against a growing category of serious infections,” and several nations’ responses to antibiotic resistance arising from use among livestock (1/6).