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GSK’s Malaria Vaccine Represents Breakthrough Despite Being Partially Effective, Researchers Say

News outlets report on a new study on an experimental malaria vaccine published in The Lancet. Associated Press: Malaria vaccine is a letdown but could still reduce cases “The world’s leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn’t work very well and…

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Community Health Workers Can Effectively Provide Health Care On Local Level But More Data Needed

Huffington Post: Bringing Health Care to the Doorsteps of African Communities Cindil Redick, manager of advocacy & communications for the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign at the Earth Institute at Columbia University “…[D]espite all of the research and evidence in support of [community health workers (CHWs)], these essential health…

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Vaccinations Essential To Protecting Health, Well-Being Of Children In India

Huffington Post: Giving Our Children A Shot At Health Vishwajeet Kumaar, scientist and founder and CEO of Community Empowerment Lab “This World Immunization Week (April 24-30), countries around the world will celebrate one of the most transformative health interventions in the history of public health — vaccines. … Last month,…

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Blog Posts Highlight Successes, Challenges Of Malaria Prevention, Treatment For Pregnant Women, Infants

Global Health NOW: Pregnancy and Malaria Clara Menéndez, director of the Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health Initiative, ISGlobal, Barcelona Institute for Global Health and a WHO consultant, highlights the need to include the high-risk groups of pregnant women and infants in malaria research. “…The malaria research agenda needs to consider…

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Data Visualizations, Infographics Help Convey Vaccine Successes

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Vaccinespotting: What Does Half a Billion Look Like? Pascal Barollier, director of communications at GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, discusses the importance of effectively communicating data, highlighting the alliance’s ‘Every Vaccine Counts’ data visualization. “…Infographics and other creative forms of visualization can help us…

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WHO Urges Increased Efforts To Reach Child Vaccination Targets Ahead Of World Immunization Week

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World Immunization Week, U.N. warns global vaccination targets ‘far off track’ “The United Nations World Health Organization [Wednesday] warned that progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is ‘far off track,’ with one in five children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could…

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Al Jazeera America Examines Strict Abortion, Reproductive Health Laws In El Salvador

Al Jazeera America: In El Salvador, a pregnancy complication followed by a prison sentence “…[The article discusses cases] in El Salvador highlighted by local and international human rights groups and by the United Nations. All the women involved are young and poor and were convicted for killing babies who were…

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Myanmar’s Proposed Birth Spacing Law Could Impact Country’s Maternal Health Advances, Human Rights Group Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Myanmar population control law threatens minorities: rights group “Myanmar’s religious and ethnic minorities may be targeted, abused, and suppressed by a proposed population control law which could be a serious setback for the country’s maternal health advances, according to a U.S.-based human rights group…” (Guilbert, 4/22).

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Yemen’s Health Care System Faces Supply Shortages, At Risk Of Collapse, WHO Warns

Deutsche Welle: Yemen’s health care system at risk of collapse “Yemen’s health services were on the brink of collapse with life-saving medicines and key medical supplies running out, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. ‘Power cuts and fuel shortages also threaten to disrupt the vaccine cold chain, leaving…

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Niger Shutters Schools In Capital Region To Vaccinate Children Against Meningitis To Stem Outbreak

Reuters: Niger shuts schools and vaccinates children to fight meningitis outbreak “Niger has shut all schools in the region around the capital Niamey and launched a campaign to vaccinate children aged 2 to 15 in an effort to halt a meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 85 since January…”…

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