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Nexleaf Analytics Garners Large Investments From Gates Foundation, Google To Pursue Data Collection On Vaccine Storage, Cookstove Use

Devex: How this tech startup drew the attention of Gavi, Gates, and Google “Google.org and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new partnership to support Nexleaf Analytics, a Los Angeles-based startup that builds wireless sensors turning everyday objects like refrigerators and cookstoves into connected devices. The Gates Foundation…

World Not Yet Prepared To Address Future Ebola Outbreaks, Report Says

STAT: We’re not prepared for future Ebola outbreaks, experts warn “Despite recent headlines declaring the success of an experimental Ebola vaccine, the world is not fully prepared for future epidemics — and not in position to use vaccines to prevent another deadly outbreak, a report published Tuesday warned. The report…

PrEP, Combined With Other Prevention Methods, Could End AIDS, NIAID Director Says

Financial Times: The ‘final nail in the coffin’ for AIDS? “…The question for many — both activists and clinicians — is whether greater use of PrEP alongside more widespread diagnosis and early treatment could finally herald the end of HIV/AIDS. … But PrEP drugs cannot put an end to HIV/AIDS…

U.N.-Supported Vaccination Campaign Helps End Yellow Fever Epidemic In Angola

Reuters: Angola declares end to world’s worst yellow fever epidemic in decades “Angola declared the end of the world’s worst yellow fever epidemic in a generation on [December 23] after a U.N.-backed vaccination campaign of 25 million people that resulted in no new cases in six months…” (Coroado/Brock, 12/23).

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