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In Coordinated Effort, 13 African Nations Aim To Vaccinate More Than 115M Children Against Polio Next Week

Associated Press: U.N. aims to immunize more than 115 million kids against polio “The World Health Organization says it’s aiming to vaccinate more than 115 million children against polio across Africa next week, in its continuing bid to wipe out the crippling disease. In a statement Thursday, the U.N. health…

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Bill Gates Meets With U.S. Congressional Leaders To Discuss Foreign Aid Spending, Global Health Efforts

The Hill: Gates advocates for foreign aid during Capitol Hill meetings “Bill Gates met with several congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss foreign aid and global health issues. Gates’s representatives did not specify which lawmakers Gates was meeting with, but reporters from The Hill saw Microsoft’s founder entering the offices…

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Once Approved By WHO, New Rotavirus Vaccine Could Protect Millions Of Children From Diarrheal Disease

New York Times: New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day “A new vaccine against a diarrheal disease that kills about 600 children a day worked well in a large trial in Africa and appears to be a practical way to protect millions of children, scientists said…

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Brazil Requests 4M Doses Of Yellow Fever Vaccine From International Emergency Stockpile Group Amid Outbreak

STAT: Facing significant yellow fever outbreak, Brazil appeals for more vaccine “Brazil, in the grips of an unusually large yellow fever outbreak, has asked for millions of doses of vaccine from an international emergency stockpile. The body that maintains and manages the stockpile, the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision,…

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Government-Industry Partnerships Vital To Vaccine Development, Sanofi Senior Executive Writes In Response To Bernie Sanders’ Op-Ed

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Developing a Zika Vaccine Elias Zerhouni, president of global research and development for Sanofi “Re ‘Trump Should Avoid a Bad Zika Deal’ (Op-Ed, March 11): Bernie Sanders, in our view, doesn’t seem to recognize the importance of government-industry partnerships in protecting the public…

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Study Uses Mathematical Models To Predict Number Of HIV Cases By 2035, How Various Interventions Could Reduce Incidence

International Business Times: HIV vaccine and UNAIDS targets could cut new cases from 49 million to just 17.3 by 2035 “Over the next 20 years, there will be 49 million new cases of HIV, a mathematical model has indicated. This number, however, could be drastically reduced if current interventions are…

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CDC Testing Fractional Dose Vaccination For Yellow Fever

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Yellow Fever Vaccination Response Kimberley Fox, immunizations systems branch chief, and Jennie Harris, epidemiologist, both with CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discuss the agency’s evaluation of fractional dose vaccinations for yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The authors note, “If the fractional dose is…

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News Outlets Examine Global Health Funding In Trump Administration’s Budget Blueprint, Including For PEPFAR, Gavi

NBC News: NBC News Covers President Trump’s Global Health Budget Request “One surprise winner in the proposed Trump administration budget will be HIV/AIDS funding, despite a nearly 18 percent cut to the Department of Health and Human Services. … The budget promises to ‘provide sufficient resources to maintain current commitments…

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Polio Eradication Efforts Hampered By Conspiracy Theories, Terrorism

Motherboard: Conspiracy Theories Are the Reason We Still Have Polio “…The last countries with polio have some important commonalities: They are rankled by terrorism that threatens health workers and makes it difficult to disseminate vaccines. But the root of this is often based in something else entirely: conspiracy theories that…

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Brazil’s Yellow Fever Outbreak Infects More Than 400, Kills 137

Associated Press: Brazil yellow fever cases pass 400; more than 130 dead “Brazil’s Health Ministry says 424 people have been infected with yellow fever in the largest outbreak the country has seen in years. Of those, 137 have died. An update published Thursday said that more than 900 other cases…

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