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Early Response Could Help Contain DRC Ebola Outbreak; Fears Of Spread Across Border Into CAR Remain, WHO Says

The Lancet: Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo “On May 12, an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was declared, affecting a remote area of the northern DR Congo. … The outbreak triggered a response involving more than 13 international agencies. It could prompt the roll-out of an Ebola vaccine…

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Sanofi Will Price U.S. Army-Developed Zika Vaccine To ‘Facilitate Access,’ Executive Says In Response To Criticism Over Exclusive License

STAT: Sanofi fires back at criticism of deal with Army for a Zika vaccine “In response to criticism of its arrangement with the U.S. Army to produce a Zika virus vaccine, a Sanofi executive maintained the company is not pursuing the project based on ‘commercial return’ and intends to price…

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History Shows U.S.-Russia Vaccine Science Diplomacy Could Help Ease Present-Day Tensions

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Russian-United States vaccine science diplomacy: Preserving the legacy Peter J. Hotez, editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases “…Could Cold War lessons in [vaccine diplomacy] ease today’s escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russian governments? … [E]xtraordinary opportunities remain to meld our scientific activities to…

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Health Authorities To Test Experimental Ebola Vaccine In DRC Outbreak With 43 Suspected Cases

Financial Times: Congo to test experimental Ebola vaccine as disease re-emerges “Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are preparing to use an experimental vaccine to help fight an outbreak of Ebola, in what could be an important step towards getting regulatory approval for the world’s first vaccine against…

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FT Health Discusses Recent Research Pledge, Features Interview With Head Of UNFPA

FT Health: Research pledge must go further The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses a pledge made last week by leading funders and researchers to publicly register and publish the results of all their clinical trials. The newsletter also features an interview with Babatunde Osotimehin,…

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Polio Elimination Efforts Become Complicated As Vaccine Supplies Run Low

STAT: As hopes for polio eradication rise, the endgame gets complicated, and a vaccine runs short “The world appears to be on the verge of finally putting an end to polio. But the endgame could get complicated. For more than a year there has been a severe shortage of the…

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New Guide Provides Information For Countries Negotiating Transition From Donor Support To Sustainable Financing

Project Syndicate: Immunization Independence Helen Saxenian, senior fellow at Results for Development, and Paul Wilson, senior fellow at Results for Development and assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health “…[N]ew international funding initiatives — such … Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance — have invested billions of dollars in national…

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Sanofi Pasteur Refuses U.S. Army’s Request For ‘Fair’ U.S. Pricing Of Experimental Zika Vaccine Developed With Federal Grants

STAT: Sanofi rejects U.S. Army request for ‘fair’ pricing for a Zika vaccine “Sanofi Pasteur has rejected a request from the U.S. Army to set an affordable U.S. price for a Zika virus vaccine that the company is developing with American taxpayer funds, prompting an angry response from Senator Bernie…

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‘Science Diplomacy,’ Partnerships Across Political Borders Critical To Detecting, Stopping Emerging Threats

Scientific American: Science Diplomacy Is More Vital Than Ever Scientific American Editors “…In recent years the U.S. has taken some crucial steps to strengthen our science diplomacy [including the establishment of the U.S. Science Envoy program] … Yet the future of the envoy program under President Donald Trump remains unclear.…

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NIH Statement Recognizes HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

NIH: NIH statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day — 2017 In recognition of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day on May 18, Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Carl W. Dieffenbach, director of the Division of…

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