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Ghana, Kenya, Malawi To Participate In WHO Malaria Vaccine Pilot Implementation Program Beginning In 2018

Associated Press: 3 African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine “Three African countries have been chosen to test the world’s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who…

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The Lancet Infectious Diseases Profiles Gates Foundation Global Health Division President Trevor Mundel

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Trevor Mundel: President of the Gates’ Foundation Global Health Division “Variety is the spice of life, and few scientists have had a more varied career than Trevor Mundel. This serves him well as president of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Division, where he…

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CDC Continues Efforts To Eliminate Epidemic Meningitis In Sub-Saharan Africa

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Looking back with pride… Looking ahead with Confidence Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, provides a historical overview of CDC’s efforts to eliminate meningitis epidemics as a public health threat in sub-Saharan Africa, including through the use of MenAfriVac, “the…

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FT Health Discusses NTDs, Features Interview With Gavi CEO Seth Berkley

FT Health: Diseases less neglected The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses last week’s meeting on neglected tropical diseases in Geneva and highlights the newspaper’s special report on NTDs and a video discussion with Dirk Engels, head of NTDs at the WHO; Dhekra Annuzaili, public…

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WHO Releases 10-Year Review Report Chapters Focusing On Vaccines, Viral Hepatitis

WHO: The power of vaccines: still not fully utilized This chapter of the WHO’s “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” report focuses on vaccines. “Vaccines have been one of the biggest success stories of modern medicine. WHO estimates that at least 10 million deaths were prevented between 2010 and 2015…

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Despite Challenges, Polio Eradication Efforts Continue To Progress

Humanosphere: Range of setbacks slow progress toward polio eradication Humanosphere correspondent Tom Murphy discusses several challenges to polio eradication in the three remaining endemic countries — Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan — including a lack of access to certain regions and vaccine shortages. He writes, “Despite the challenges, the effort for eradication…

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Financial Times Special Report Focuses On Vaccines

Financial Times: FT Health: Vaccines “Vaccine research grows vigorously, propelled by rising world demand to fight existing diseases and to guard against new threats. Ebola and Zika have recently caused huge international alarm. Yet the Trump era may give voice to increased vaccine skepticism…” This special report includes eight articles on…

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Science Examines Vaccinemakers’ Ideas On How To Use CEPI Funding, Better Respond To Emerging Infections

Science: Epidemic Insurance “…A new organization, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), was launched and has raised half a billion dollars to work on three [vaccines for emerging infections]. GlaxoSmithKline, one of only four large vaccinemakers in the world, has proposed devoting one of its idle manufacturing plants to…

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Vaccination Campaign Underway In Nigeria To Curb Meningitis Outbreak; 489 Reported Deaths So Far, WHO Says

CNN: Vaccinations underway as meningitis kills hundreds in Nigeria “A meningitis outbreak has killed 489 people in Nigeria this year, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The country’s Center for Disease Control reported 4,637 suspected cases. … The WHO also said that a vaccination campaign organized by the International Coordinating…

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Brazil’s Yellow Fever Outbreak More Widespread Than In Past

STAT: ‘We didn’t expect this’: A historic yellow fever outbreak spreads in Brazil “…Although Brazil experiences what is known as a ‘sylvatic’ cycle of yellow fever — in which the virus is spread between mosquitoes and monkeys in the jungle — the current outbreak has fanned far beyond the Amazon…

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