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Gates Optimistic ‘Two Miracles’ Of HIV/AIDS Vaccine, Improved Treatments Will Be Available By 2030

Bloomberg News: Gates Predicts Two Miracles for AIDS Relief by 2030 “…Improved treatment and the development of a vaccine to prevent new infections are the ‘two miracles’ needed to help turn the tide [on AIDS], the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft Corp. [Bill Gates] said Friday at the World Economic Forum…

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New York Times Examines Use Of Mosquito Nets For Fishing In Africa, Possible Unintended Consequences

New York Times: Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In “…Across Africa, from the mud flats of Nigeria to the coral reefs off Mozambique, mosquito-net fishing is a growing problem, an unintended consequence of one of the biggest and most celebrated public health campaigns…

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Zimbabwe Sees Increase In MDR-TB Cases Despite Drop In Overall TB Cases

Inter Press Service: Zimbabwe Faces Troubling Spike in Cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB “…According to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, cases of MDR-TB nearly doubled from 156 in 2011 to 244 cases in 2013. This was despite the fact that notifications for ordinary TB drastically declined from 47,000…

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Fast-Track Efforts To Produce Experimental Ebola Treatments Taking Longer Than Expected

New York Times: Fast Track on Drug for Ebola Has Faltered “…Six months [after it was first used in two American aid workers with Ebola], very little [of the experimental drug ZMapp] has been produced, diminishing the chances that the drug can be used to treat large numbers of patients…

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Sierra Leone Lifts Quarantines, Plans To Reopen Schools As Ebola Epidemic Slows

Agence France-Presse: S. Leone to reopen schools in March as Ebola retreats “Sierra Leone said on Thursday it would reopen schools across the country in March, with the deadly Ebola epidemic slowing throughout West Africa…” (1/22). Reuters: Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine measures amid progress “Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai…

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Social Sciences As Important As Medical Science In Preventing Drug Resistance, Disease Spread

Project Syndicate: The Social Science of Medicine Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust “…The growing capacity of pathogens to resist antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs is turning into the greatest emerging crisis in contemporary health care — and it is a crisis that cannot be solved by science alone.…

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Ebola Continues To Be Public Health Emergency Despite Declining Case Numbers, WHO Says

CIDRAP News: Ebola cases tumble as WHO extends public health emergency “Though Ebola cases in West Africa’s outbreak region continue to drop sharply, infections are still occurring in some hot spots and posing a threat to other countries, with the World Health Organization (WHO) announcing [Wednesday] that the situation is…

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Progress Being Made Against Ebola But Vigilance Must Remain High, U.N. Says

Associated Press: U.N. says despite progress fight against Ebola is far from won “Close to 1,000 new cases of Ebola were recorded in the last three weeks despite progress in combating the deadly disease and ‘the fight is far from won,’ the U.N. mission chief in West Africa said Tuesday…”…

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OST Banned In Crimea, Ukraine, Putting Drug Users At Increased Risk for HIV, U.N. Envoy Says

Agence France-Presse: AIDS crisis brewing in Crimea and east Ukraine says U.N. “A lethal health crisis is brewing in Russian-annexed Crimea and war-torn eastern Ukraine, where injecting drug users have lost access to therapy to wean them off heroin, the U.N.’s AIDS envoy said Wednesday…” (Ingham, 1/21). The Guardian: Ukrainian…

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Congress Should Fix FDA Neglected Disease Drug Voucher Program’s Flaws

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: FDA Voucher for Leishmaniasis Treatment: Can Both Patients and Companies Win? Bernard Pécoul, executive director of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), and Manica Balasegaram, executive director of the MSF Access Campaign, discuss how flaws in the FDA Priority Review Voucher (PRV) program have rewarded…

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