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GAVI Offers Up To $27.5M In Matching Funds To Support Malaria Vaccine Research

Reuters: GAVI alliance offers matched funds for GSK malaria vaccine pilot “The GAVI global vaccine alliance has offered funding of up to $27.5 million for pilot tests of GlaxoSmithKline’s first-generation malaria vaccine, but only if other organizations promise to match that commitment…” (Kelland, 6/23).

Gene-Altered Mosquitoes Likely To Be Used As Disease Prevention Method, Bill Gates Says

Bloomberg News: Gates Says Altered Mosquito Is Next Weapon to Fight Malaria “Bring on the genetically modified mosquitoes, Bill Gates says. In recent years, biologists armed with a new gene-editing technology have proposed altering mosquitoes so they’re more resistant to diseases like malaria and dengue. Using a mechanism known as…

U.S. State Department Convenes Meeting On Improving Health Of Women, Girls

Friends of the Global Fight: U.S. State Department: Include Women and Girls to Ensure Healthy Futures for All Katie Broendel, senior communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses an event hosted by the U.S. State Department on the importance of improving the health and well-being of women and…

Wilson Center Event Highlights Efforts To Engage Women In Development Efforts, Economic Endeavors

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: New Approaches to Addressing Gender Inequality in Global Development Sreya Panuganti, intern with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center, recaps a May 19 Wilson Center event, titled “Women Empowered: Transforming the Global Economy,” during which…

Global Switch In Polio Vaccines Brings World One Step Closer To Elimination

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: World Takes Major Step Towards Ending Polio Suchita Guntakatta, deputy director of strategy planning and management for the global development polio team at the Gates Foundation, discusses her work with colleagues in Kenya as they participated in last month’s global switch in oral…

Blog Post Describes Experimental Toxic Shock Syndrome Vaccine Research

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Vaccine against Toxic Shock Syndrome successfully tested in a Phase I trial Melvin Sanicas, global health fellow and program officer with the Gates Foundation, discusses toxic shock syndrome (TSS) and research into an experimental vaccine (6/13).

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