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Yellow Fever Deaths In Angola Rise To 225; Concerns Remain Over Vaccine Shortages

Quartz: High global vaccine prices could worsen Angola’s deadly yellow fever outbreak “…The solution [to the outbreak] so far has been to launch a massive vaccination campaign, and WHO and its partners had already vaccinated 5.7 million people by the end of March. But a global shortage of the already…

Global Community Must Avoid Complacency, Remain Proactive In Face Of Disease Threats

Nature: Viral complacency Editorial Board “…Too often in the past, the world has stumbled from epidemic to epidemic, failing to learn the lessons of the last. Emergency responses to the latest threat capture headlines, research, and political attention. But too often this attention quickly fades. … Following the Ebola epidemic…

GHIT Fund Announces Investments In Malaria, TB Diagnostics, NTD Treatment

Global Health Innovative Technology Fund: GHIT Fund Announces New Investments, Including Innovative Malaria Vaccine Targeting Two Deadliest Strains of the Disease The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund announced investments in two innovative malaria eradication tools, a new rapid diagnostic test that can identify active tuberculosis in HIV-positive patients, and efforts to develop…

Adherence To International Health Regulations For Yellow Fever Immunization Critical To Prevent Further Spread Of Angolan Outbreak

The Lancet: Yellow fever: a global reckoning Editorial Board “Angola is currently facing its worst outbreak of yellow fever in 30 years. … International Health Regulations (IHR) require that all travelers to yellow fever endemic regions carry a yellow fever certificate. Successful IHR implementation depends of course on national capacity…

Partnership In Colombia Aims To Control, Prevent, Eliminate 5 NTDs In Vaupés Region

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Tackling Five NTDs in Colombia’s Amazonia Region “…The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, in partnership with the AbbVie Foundation and Sinergias — Alianzas Estratégicas para la Salud y el Desarrollo Social, with support from the Colombian Ministry of Health and…

FDA Should Reform Priority Review Program To Encourage R&D Of, Access To New NTD Treatment, Prevention Options

POLITICO: The Zika loopholes Willo Brock, senior vice president of external affairs for the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development; Rachel M. Cohen, regional executive director for the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative North America; Jason Cone, executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-USA; and Lindsay McKenna, TB/HIV project officer…

NTDs Affect Mainly Poor People In Wealthy Countries, Expert Peter Hotez Says

Devex: Time to draw a new map for NTDs? “During his nearly 30 year career in medicine, Dr. Peter Hotez has earned a reputation as a relentless researcher and advocate in the fight against neglected tropical diseases. … Earlier this month Hotez spoke to college students on Capitol Hill in…

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