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2 Clinical Trials Of Experimental Ebola Vaccines Begin In Europe, Africa

Reuters: Two new trials of Ebola vaccines begin in Europe and Africa “Two new Ebola vaccine trials began on Wednesday with volunteers in Britain, France, and Senegal getting ‘prime-boost’ immunizations developed by Bavarian Nordic, GlaxoSmithKline, and Johnson & Johnson…” (Kelland, 7/15).

Private Sector ‘Central’ To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Huffington Post: Business Needs Sustainable Development Goals, Too Arancha González, executive director of the International Trade Centre “…Small and medium-sized enterprises will be central to achieving the inclusive economic growth promised by the post-2015 development agenda. … The development financing challenge has been described as the need to go from…

Guinea’s President Looks To Rebuild Health System, Bolster Private Sector In Ebola Recovery

The Guardian: Guinea’s president on global aid push: ‘Ebola forced us to change completely’ “…[Guinea President Alpha] Condé would like to see many of the donations pledged on Friday funneled into stimulating the private sector, which he said, was ‘catastrophically’ hit by Ebola. Despite actively recruiting for direct foreign investment…

Private Capital Investments, Facilitated By Development Aid, Can Help Achieve SDGs

Wall Street Journal: The Healthy Turn From Aid to Investment Grete Faremo, executive director of the U.N. Office for Project Services “…[P]rivate capital, domestic and foreign, is a larger potential source than aid for investing in Africa’s future. Finding ways to put that private capital to good use — by…

Malaria Elimination Possible With Proper Investments

Skoll World Forum: Raising Returns and Saving Lives: Malaria Control is Smart Business Brian Brink, chair of the Private Sector Constituency for Health in the Southern African Development Community Region “…There is no acceptable excuse for a high burden of malaria in any region — it is simply a case…

HIV Vaccine Research Helps Promote Innovation In Other Prevention Methods

Devex: Bold goal of stopping HIV is motivating great science Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer and worldwide chair for pharmaceuticals at Johnson & Johnson “…The good news is that this massive challenge [of finding an HIV vaccine] has unleashed stunning creativity in laboratories all over the world. The bold goal…

UPS Helps PEPFAR Deliver Lifesaving HIV/AIDS Treatment Worldwide, Improve Women’s Lives

UPS’s “Longitudes”: The Logistics of Staying Alive Romaine Seguin, president of UPS Americas Region, discusses a public-private partnership between UPS and PEPFAR, which has helped the U.S. government deliver HIV/AIDS medications and supplies worldwide and improved the lives of women globally. “…[F]or anyone concerned about women’s advancement, solutions should start…

Editorials Call On U.S. Chamber Of Commerce To Stop Lobbying On Behalf Of Tobacco Industry

New York Times: Tarred by Tobacco Editorial Board “…[David Hakim’s recent New York Times] report found that the [U.S. Chamber of Commerce] has fought tobacco packaging, restrictions on smoking in public spaces, and taxes on cigarettes in countries like the Philippines, Jamaica, Nepal, and Moldova. … The World Health Organization…