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Fighting In Pakistan Impacts Country’s Efforts To Eradicate Polio

New York Times: How Fighting in Pakistan Affects War Against Polio “Fierce fighting in Pakistan is harming and helping the country’s drive to eradicate polio. … [I]n three months of fighting between the armed forces and the Taliban, nearly a million people have been displaced, spreading the virus, according to…

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September 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The September 2014 WHO Bulletin includes an editorial on the Ebola outbreak, a perspective piece on vaccine safety, and news and research articles on various topics  (September 2014).

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NIH To Begin Ebola Vaccine Safety Clinical Trial In Humans

News outlets report on an Ebola vaccine human clinical trial scheduled to begin next week. ABC News: U.S. to Test Ebola Vaccine in Humans Amid Growing Outbreak in West Africa “U.S. scientists will begin testing an Ebola vaccine in humans next week, health officials announced [Thursday]. But it could take…

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GSK Experimental Ebola Vaccine Soon To Be Tested In Humans

News outlets report on GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) plans to test its experimental Ebola vaccine in humans. Bloomberg News: Glaxo’s Ebola Vaccine to Be Tested for Safety in Humans “U.S. scientists will begin enrolling patients as soon as next week in clinical safety trials of GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)’s experimental Ebola vaccine as…

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MSF Begins Cholera Vaccination Campaign For S. Sudanese Refugees In Ethiopia

Reuters: MSF starts cholera vaccination drive for refugees in Ethiopia “Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said it had begun its first mass vaccination campaign against cholera, for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region…” (Quick, 8/26).

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Donor Commitments To Vaccinate Will Help Protect World’s Most Vulnerable Children

MSNBC: Immunizing Africa, committing to a healthy future for all Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, and Philippe Brault, award-winning photographer and filmmaker “…[W]hile four out of five children globally now receive at least a basic set of vaccines, there still are 1.5 million children who die each year…

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Politics Will Not Interfere With Health Policy, India’s Health Minister Says

Business Insider: Politics Will Not Come In Way Of Health Policy: Harsh Vardhan “[India's] Health Minister Harsh Vardhan [Thursday] said that politics would not affect the health program and policies of the country. ‘For the health of the nation, the health of government departments needs to be improved. I will…

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Double Vaccine Offers Better Protection Against Polio, Study Says

News outlets report on a study’s findings that using two types of polio vaccines could give better protection and speed up efforts to fight polio. Associated Press/The Guardian: Polio double vaccine gives better protection, study finds “For decades, there’s been a tug-of-war between the oral and inactivated polio vaccines over…

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U.K., Wellcome Trust Offer $10.8M For Ebola Research, As Scientists Say 30K Would Need Treatment

News outlets report on treatment and prevention research issues surrounding Ebola. Reuters: U.K. and Wellcome offer $10 million for emergency Ebola research “An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world’s worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with the British government and the Wellcome Trust medical charity…

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Anti-Polio Campaign Faces Challenges As Conflict Escalates In Afghanistan

Reuters: Amid Afghanistan’s escalating war, a battle to beat polio “Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral polio vaccine each to millions of children…” (Mahr/Harooni, 8/21).

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