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WHO To Convene Emergency Meeting On Angolan Yellow Fever Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: WHO calls emergency meeting on yellow fever outbreak “The World Health Organization will hold an emergency meeting Thursday on the yellow fever outbreak that has hit hardest in Angola but risks spreading further if vaccinations are not ramped up…” (5/17). Los Angeles Times: Health officials to weigh declaring…

World Health Assembly To Address Flesh-Eating Disease Mycetoma

Global Health NOW: One More Chance for a Neglected Disease “On May 21, Dr. Ahmed Fahal will fly anxiously from Khartoum, Sudan to Geneva, Switzerland for the annual World Health Assembly. Twice before, he has left the assembly broken-hearted. Representatives from 194 countries gather at the WHA every year to…

Quality Data Essential To Eliminating Intestinal Worms

Devex: Using data to guide the way to eliminate intestinal worms David Addiss, director of Children Without Worms “…While usually not fatal, [soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH)] contributes to poor nutrition, stunting, anemia, impaired learning, and reduced lifetime earning potential — all of which keep people entrenched in a cycle of poverty.…

Collaborative Work To Eliminate Trachoma Continues In Mozambique

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Q&A: How We Are Working To Rid Mozambique of A Blinding Disease In this Q&A, Sharone Backers, chief of party for ENVISION, a collaboration between Mozambique’s Ministry of Health, USAID, and other international partners, “discusses progress, challenges, partnerships, and what work is left” in eliminating trachoma in Mozambique…

Angola Faces Yellow Fever Outbreak Amid Global Vaccine Shortage

VOA News: What is Behind the Global Shortage in Yellow Fever Vaccine? “Angola is battling a yellow fever outbreak amid a global shortage of the vaccine. … Mass immunization is the only way to stop yellow fever, but producing more of the vaccine is not easy. The Institut Pasteur de…

Uniting To Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases Releases Progress Report On London Declaration

Global Network of Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Fourth Progress Report on The London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases Released The Global Network of NTDs discusses the release of the Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases’ scorecard and report on the London Declaration on NTDs, which “underscores the urgency…

MSF Report Examines Gaps In, Offers Policy Recommendations For Medical R&D

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: With biomedical research driven by profit rather than need, MSF examines why innovation fails to address world’s biggest health problems Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a recently released report by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), “examining the impacts of…

Instead Of ‘Reactive Funding Surges,’ U.S. Needs To Take ‘Comprehensive Approach’ To Accelerate Eradication Of Disease Threats

The Hill: Malaria and other neglected diseases are the itch that must be scratched Ashley Birkett, director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) “…A new report from the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) highlights some … funding problems. The U.S. government’s investment in research and development (R&D) for neglected…

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