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New CSIS Report Examines Polio Outbreak In Ukraine

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Polio in Ukraine In this report, Judyth Twigg, director of the Eurasia Health Project and senior associate (non-resident) in the Russia and Eurasia Program at CSIS, discusses the August 2015 polio outbreak in Ukraine. The summary states that the outbreak “laid bare the degree to which…

E.C. Can Improve R&D Investments For Poverty-Related, Neglected Diseases In 5 Ways

Devex: How the European Commission can boost its global health R&D investments Sabine Campe, associate director at SEEK Development, and Nick Chapman, director of research at Policy Cures “…[The European Commission] funds R&D for poverty-related and neglected diseases in much the same way as it funds R&D for other diseases.…

U.K. To Increase Zika Funding To $5.7M

U.K. Government: U.K. trebles funding to tackle Zika virus “U.K. funding for rapid research into tackling the Zika virus is set to increase to £4million [$5.7 million], the government has announced today (21 March 2016), as British scientists continue to lead the way in tackling this global emergency. The development…

U.N. Must Promote Harm Reduction As HIV Prevention Strategy Among Drug Users

The Guardian: To end HIV in drug users, stop chasing the dream of a drug-free world Susie McLean, senior adviser on drug use and HIV for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance “…The evidence for the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions — reducing the negative consequences of drug use rather than focusing…

Ukraine’s Polio Outbreak Could Widen Due To Delays In Vaccine Licensing, WHO Warns

The Guardian: Ukraine risks polio spreading as it delays licensing new vaccine “Ukraine could be a month away from becoming the only country in the world without protection from polio because of delays in licensing a new vaccine, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Health workers in Ukraine, which…

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