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European Regulators Provide Positive Scientific Opinion Of World’s First Malaria Vaccine; WHO To Make Policy Decisions On Use In African Countries

Agence France-Presse: Malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from European regulators “European regulators on Friday gave the go-ahead for the world’s most advanced malaria candidate vaccine, despite mixed results from a years-long trial on nearly 15,500 children in seven African countries…” (7/24). Financial Times: World’s first malaria vaccine gets green light from…

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Nigeria Marks Polio-Free Year; WHO To Confirm Status, Remove Country From Endemic List

Bloomberg Business: Nigeria Marks Gates-Backed Polio Feat as Survivors Neglected “For the first time, Nigeria is set to eradicate polio as it marks one year with no new cases after billions of dollars spent by a global campaign backed by Bill and Melinda Gates and the United Nations…” (Ibukun, 7/23).…

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WHO-, IKEA Foundation-Sponsored Global Injection Safety Initiative Aims To Curb Hepatitis Infections

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency to mark World Hepatitis Day with pilot initiative to curb unsafe injections “The World Health Organization (WHO) announced [Thursday] that it will commemorate the fifth World Hepatitis Day next week with a global injection safety initiative campaign in three pilot countries together with the…

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Fully Funded Phase 4 Trials Necessary To Fill Knowledge Gaps On Malaria Vaccine Effectiveness

BBC News: Malaria vaccine: How good is good enough? Seth Berkely, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “How effective does a vaccine have to be before it should be made available? … Such is the…

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Water Supplies Threatened In War-Torn Yemen, Compounding Humanitarian Crisis, UNICEF Says

U.N. News Centre: As temperature soars, UNICEF helps children threatened by water cuts in Aleppo “The restoration of water supplies to the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo has come as a welcome relief to residents whose taps have run dry in recent weeks due to the fighting and frequent power…

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No New Ebola Cases Reported In Liberia, Recent West African Hotspots, WHO Says In Latest Update

U.N. News Centre: In latest update, U.N. health agency reports no new Ebola cases in Liberia “No new cases of Ebola were reported in Liberia nor in recent hotspots in West Africa with half the 26 cases in this week’s update from the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) coming…

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Global Community Must Sustain Momentum In Efforts To End Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

Huffington Post: Counting Down to Zero: Progress in Ending Mother-to-Child Transmission Chip Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation; Alanna Levine, pediatrician and spokesperson at the American Academy of Pediatrics; and Alice Lin Fabiano, director of worldwide corporate contributions at Johnson & Johnson “…The beginning of…

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Associating SDGs’ Benefits With Costs Could Lead To More Effective Investments In Human Development

New Yorker: How to Write the World’s To-Do List Michael Specter, staff writer at The New Yorker “…[Bjørn Lomborg, the president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center] argues that the U.N. is diluting its power by attempting to eliminate all problems [through the proposed SDG targets]. He is undoubtedly correct. Costs…

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WFP Ship Carrying Food Supplies Reaches Yemen’s Aden Port After Delay Due To Fighting

BBC News: Yemen: First U.N. aid ship in four months reaches Aden “A United Nations aid ship carrying food supplies has docked in Yemen’s southern city of Aden for the first time since fighting broke out there in March…” (7/21). New York Times: Yemen: Ship Loaded With Food Aid Reaches…

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Canada, Other Western Nations Should Commit To Ending AIDS

Edmonton Journal: Tuesday’s Editorial: End of AIDS is within reach Editorial Board “…The worldwide death toll from HIV/AIDS has been dropping since 2006, but the disease rages on in sub-Saharan Africa. Of the two million new cases estimated last year, 70 percent were in that region. … Efforts to eradicate…

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