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U.N., Rotary International Partnership Can Help Eradicate Polio, SG Ban Says

U.N. News Centre: ‘Our partnership is stronger than polio,’ says Ban, prasing Rotary International’s support of U.N. goals “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Sunday] praised the ‘invaluable partnership’ between Rotary International and the United Nations, telling delegates gathered in Seoul, Korea, for the organization’s annual international conference that Rotarians had been instrumental…

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Gates Foundation Announces Phase I Winners Of 16th Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bold Ideas to Tackle Big Problems in Global Health and Development: Grand Challenges Explorations Round 16 Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director, and Rebekah Neal, program officer, both for discovery & translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,…

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PAHO/WHO, UNICEF Supporting Haitian Government’s Cholera Immunization Campaign

U.N. News Centre: Haiti: U.N. agencies support government in vaccination campaign against cholera “Two United Nations agencies said [Wednesday] they are supporting the government of Haiti in a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016. In a press release, the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti…

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Gaps In Immunization Access Persist For New, Old Vaccines

Inter Press Service: New and Old Vaccines Still Out of Reach for Many “While long-awaited new vaccines for malaria and dengue may finally be within reach, many of the world’s existing vaccines have remained unreachable for many of the people who need them most. The recent outbreak of yellow fever…

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Yellow Fever Outbreak ‘Serious’ But Does Not Qualify As Emergency, WHO Committee Says, Calls For Action

Associated Press: U.N.: Yellow fever outbreak is “serious” but not an emergency “The World Health Organization says the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in central Africa is ‘serious and of great concern’ but does not warrant being declared a global emergency…” (5/19). CNN: WHO: Yellow fever outbreak is ‘serious and…

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Eliminating TB Requires U.S. Leadership, Investment In Research To Develop New Vaccines, Drugs

New York Times: Eliminate the TB Scourge Uvistra Naidoo, pediatrician and research scientist “…Today we have an ineffective TB vaccine, insufficient diagnostic tools, TB drugs with pernicious side effects, a growing problem of bacterial resistance to current treatments, and an inexplicable lack of urgency, even though one-third of the planet’s…

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WHO To Convene Emergency Meeting On Angolan Yellow Fever Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: WHO calls emergency meeting on yellow fever outbreak “The World Health Organization will hold an emergency meeting Thursday on the yellow fever outbreak that has hit hardest in Angola but risks spreading further if vaccinations are not ramped up…” (5/17). Los Angeles Times: Health officials to weigh declaring…

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WHO Must Convene Emergency Committee To Coordinate International Response To Angola’s Yellow Fever Outbreak

Project Syndicate: The Return of Yellow Fever Melvin Sanicas, program officer and global health fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…In southwestern Africa, Angola is facing a serious yellow fever epidemic — its first in 30 years. … The good news is that, unlike Zika or Ebola, yellow…

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Improving Access To Medicines Should Require Rethink Of Pharmaceutical R&D Funding

The Guardian: The cost of drugs is killing us. How can we foster access for all? Mihir Mankad, health policy adviser on access to medicines and vaccines at Save the Children “…During the early days of the HIV/AIDS crisis, this [drug] price problem was relegated to the developing world, where…

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Funding Requirements Lead To ‘Difficult Trade-offs’ Between HIV Prevention, Treatment Efforts

The Hill: HIV in 2016: do we vaccinate now or pay more to treat later? Jason Reed, epidemiologist and senior technical adviser with Jhpiego “…To reach [the goal of an AIDS-free generation] … both approaches — primary prevention to protect uninfected people and drugs to treat those already HIV-infected –…

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