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Reliable Data, Robust Health Systems Vital To Preventing Outbreaks, Stopping Malaria

Devex: Lessons from Ebola can help with malaria fight Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation and general manager of public and government affairs for Exxon Mobil Corp. “…Critical lessons from the Ebola outbreak identified by the World Health Organization — including the urgency of responding at the first signs…

Funding To Address Drug Resistance Requires Public, Private Cooperation, Experts Agree

BBC News: How should the fight against drug resistance be funded? “… ‘Better infection prevention and control in health care settings; a focus on hygiene and sanitation; where appropriate, increasing vaccination uptake,’ says Dr. Charles Penn, the World Health Organization (WHO) coordinator for antimicrobial resistance. All of which would reduce…

Strong Patent Protections Under TPP Would Allow Increased Drug Access In LMICs

Forbes: Intellectual Property Rights For Global Health John R. Graham, senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Independent Institute “…Unfortunately, attacking patents is a misguided way to improve access to medicines in low- and middle-income [countries]. Although it is a counter-intuitive conclusion, strong patent rights are…

Public, Private Collaboration Important Piece Of Reaching Zero Ebola Cases

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: 21st Century Tools To Tackle Ebola and Improve Health Gabrielle Fitzgerald, director of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s Ebola Program, discusses efforts of the foundation to develop solutions for getting to zero Ebola cases in West Africa through public-private partnerships, including the Ebola Innovation…

Gates Foundation Publishes Several Blog Posts Recognizing World Malaria Day

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Private Sector Innovates to Eliminate Malaria in Cambodia (Pratt, 4/20). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Protecting Pregnant Women from Malaria — A Missed “Quick Win” (Buj, 4/21). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Fake Antimalarials: How Big Is the problem?…

Global Investments Critical In Ending Malaria

Huffington Post: We Can Defeat Malaria Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of Jhpiego “…The theme for World Malaria Day 2015 is Invest in the Future, Defeat Malaria. While at face value this might seem like an obvious declaration, in the fight against this relentless killer of an estimated 584,000 each…

Second Ebola Vaccine Trial Underway In Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone “Thousands of health care workers in areas of Sierra Leone that are grappling with Ebola will now begin receiving an experimental vaccine against the often deadly virus, officials said Tuesday…” (4/14). The Hill: CDC begins Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone…