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Blog Post Reviews Several Recent Journal Articles On Ebola, Lessons Learned

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Ebola lessons reiterate need to recognize global health realities Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, highlights several recent journal articles discussing various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and the lessons…

‘Ebola Prediction Score’ Could Help Screen Patients For Proper Diagnosis, Treatment

Washington Post: An Ebola doctor’s answer to the life-or-death question of who should be admitted for treatment “… ‘The Ebola Prediction Score,’ published Friday in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, is the first proposal for such a system developed according to empirical data from an Ebola outbreak. Based on data…

Mobile Diagnostic Lab Can Reach Remote Areas With TB, Other Tests

New York Times: Fighting TB with a Drive-in Film and Test Amy Maxmen, science journalist “…[T]uberculosis … [is] an ancient disease that still kills about 4,100 people each day around the world because the tests to diagnose it and the drugs to treat it are inaccessible to many in need.…

Lessons Learned From Ebola Outbreak Demonstrate Importance Of Vaccine Research, Development

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Lessons from Ebola: A vaccine fast track too slow demonstrates need to prepare for pandemic potential diseases Elizabeth Bukowski, freelance journalist and veterinarian, reports from the 3rd International One Health Congress in Amsterdam and discusses comments from the director of the Jenner Institute…

Simplified Antibiotic Treatment Can Save Newborn Lives In Most Remote Areas

Huffington Post: Bending the Curve and Saving Newborn Lives Mariam Claeson, director of maternal, newborn and child health at the Gates Foundation “Every once in a while, a major innovation comes along — one that has the potential to change the lives and health of families all over the world…

India Health Ministry Undertakes Effort To Redesign Condom Packaging

Reuters: India to repackage state-supplied condoms in bid to attract users “…India is readying a redesign of the staid packaging of its half-century-old condom brand, incorporating pictures of handsome men and gorgeous women, in a desperate bid to seduce customers drawn to fancier versions sold by private firms. The government…

Vigilance Needed To Prevent Polio Re-emergence In Ukraine

GlobalPost: In the midst of conflict, Ukraine’s children are vulnerable to polio outbreak John Hewko, general secretary of Rotary International “While the global health community has been rightly focused on containing West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak, a potential health crisis involving another infectious virus — polio — worries many of…