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Sanofi’s Experimental Dengue Vaccine Lowers Hospitalization Risk In Older Children, Data Show

Agence France-Presse: Data analyses back Sanofi dengue vaccine “A dengue vaccine candidate by French drugmaker Sanofi protects more than three quarters of participants, an analysis found Monday. The experimental drug allowed 80.8 percent of children aged nine and older to avoid hospitalization, according to three trials analyzed by the New…

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Funding Gap, Health Care Shutdowns Threaten People In War-Torn Iraq

U.N. News Centre: ‘Paralyzing’ funding gap forces shutdown of 80 percent of frontline health services in war-torn Iraq — U.N. “The top United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq today declared as ‘devastating’ the ‘inexplicable’ closures of life-saving services in Iraq for people in need, citing the most recent shut-downs of…

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WHO, Partners Urge Vaccine Manufacturers To Step Up Production Of Meningitis C-Containing Vaccine

WHO: Africa risks large meningitis outbreak “With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimize the number of people affected, four international public health organizations warned [Tuesday]. International Federation of Red Cross and Red…

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Malaria Vaccine To Serve As Tool Alongside Other Prevention Strategies

NPR: Why A Vaccine That Works Only A Third Of The Time Is Still A Good Deal “…[T]he expectation among researchers is that, even if RTS,S is rolled out on a large scale, the other current measures against malaria — notably bed nets and mosquito control programs — will have…

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Nigeria Must Continue Work Toward Polio Eradication

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Polio Eradication: Nigeria Must Keep its Eye on the Prize Nellie Bristol, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, writes about Nigeria’s achievement of reaching one year without a recorded polio case. “…While its commitment to polio eradication…

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European Regulators Provide Positive Scientific Opinion Of World’s First Malaria Vaccine; WHO To Make Policy Decisions On Use In African Countries

Agence France-Presse: Malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from European regulators “European regulators on Friday gave the go-ahead for the world’s most advanced malaria candidate vaccine, despite mixed results from a years-long trial on nearly 15,500 children in seven African countries…” (7/24). Financial Times: World’s first malaria vaccine gets green light from…

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Fully Funded Phase 4 Trials Necessary To Fill Knowledge Gaps On Malaria Vaccine Effectiveness

BBC News: Malaria vaccine: How good is good enough? Seth Berkely, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “How effective does a vaccine have to be before it should be made available? … Such is the…

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Global Health Experts Propose Creation Of $2B Vaccine Development Fund

Reuters: Health specialists call for $2 billion global fund for vaccines “Global health experts called on Wednesday for the creation of a $2 billion vaccine development fund to feed a pipeline of potential new shots against priority killer diseases like Ebola, MERS, and the West Nile virus. The fund would…

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World Needs ‘More Serious And Energetic’ Commitment To Eliminate TB

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Successes in HIV Overshadow Failures in TB Todd Summers, a senior adviser to the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, argues the world needs “a more serious and energetic global commitment to TB elimination.” He writes, “…There’s been progress in reducing [TB]…

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World Bank, WHO, Gates Foundation To Help Nigeria Rebuild Northeastern Region, Immunize Children

BBC News: Nigeria Boko Haram areas ‘to get $2bn in World Bank aid’ “The World Bank has pledged $2.1bn (£1.4bn; €1.9bn) to help rebuild north-eastern parts of Nigeria, wracked by years of Boko Haram militancy, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says. Mr. Buhari was speaking in Washington after talks with World…

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