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Ugandan Researchers Testing Several Experimental Ebola Vaccines

PRI: Uganda is leading the world in the fight to find a vaccine for Ebola “…Uganda is especially susceptible to viral hemorrhagic fevers — a group of animal and human diseases transmitted by bodily fluids and known for causing profuse bleeding, high fevers, and an almost unprecedented mortality rate. Currently,…

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2016 African Yellow Fever Epidemic Revealed Weaknesses In Emergency Vaccine Supply Pipeline, Experts Say

New York Times: Yellow Fever Epidemic in Africa Shows Gaps in Vaccine Pipeline “The yellow fever outbreak in Africa this year came closer to being a disaster than is widely recognized, public health experts recently disclosed. The epidemic also revealed glaring weaknesses in the emergency vaccine supply pipeline. … Ultimately,…

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With Experimental Zika Virus Vaccines In Human Clinical Trials, Scientists Wonder Whether Market Will Exist When Shots Approved

STAT: A Zika vaccine is being developed at warp speed, but will there be a market for it? “…[D]espite funding delays from a fractious pre-election Congress, three experimental Zika vaccines are already being tested in people; another four or five should start human trials between now and next fall. ……

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For World AIDS Day, News Outlets Interview Experts About HIV Prevention, Research

Devex: 35 years into the AIDS epidemic, it’s an opportune but precarious time “When AVAC was founded on World AIDS Day in 1995 as the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, it had a single focus: an AIDS vaccine. ‘But we began to recognize it was about advocacy and engagement across the…

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CDC Continues To Work Toward Global Polio Eradication

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC Continues the Fight Against Polio Rebecca Martin, director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health, discusses the CDC’s partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and highlights efforts by the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to end polio, writing, “Unquestionably, the efforts of CDC…

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World AIDS Day Focus On Stopping Stigma, Abuse Of People Living With HIV, Improving Access To Care, Treatment

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World AIDS Day, U.N. chief honored for work to end epidemic, fight against stigma “Speaking at a special event commemorating World AIDS Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Wednesday] underscored the need to stop stigma and abuse against those living with the disease and to…

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Task Force For Global Health CEO Discusses Group’s Mission, Goals In Huffington Post Interview

Huffington Post: Dr. David Ross, President and CEO, The Task Force for Global Health Interview “Dave Ross, ScD, is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Task Force for Global Health. In this role, Dr. Ross provides strategic direction to the Task Force and oversees seven programs focused on…

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New Dengue Vaccine Could Protect People From Disease If Targeted Accurately

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Dengue vaccine no silver bullet but worth a shot for those who need it most Stefan Flasche, assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s department of infectious disease epidemiology “…A new London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine-led study published in the journal…

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Large Clinical Trial Of Experimental HIV Vaccine Begins In South Africa

The Guardian: HIV vaccine test hopes for breakthrough in combat against the virus “The first new trial of a potential vaccine against HIV in seven years has begun in South Africa, raising hopes that it will help bring about the end of the epidemic. … The vaccine being tested is…

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More Innovative Financial Models Needed For Vaccine, Drug Development

Fortune: Urgently Needed: A New Financial Model for Vaccine Development Clifton Leaf, deputy editor of Fortune “…While there’s, sadly, an enormous ready market for an HIV vaccine, and therefore an incentive for drugmakers to pursue decades worth of investment here, there are scores of infectious diseases for which there is…

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