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News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Ebola Vaccine Research

CIDRAP: Data request slows timetable for Ebola vaccine trial (Roos, 12/18). Nature: How do you test an Ebola vaccine? (Callaway, 12/18). Reuters: China approves experimental Ebola vaccine for clinical trials (Jourdan, 12/18). Reuters: GSK Ebola vaccine trial seen moving to wider phase in February (Miles, 12/19).

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1M Syrians Wounded, Many At Risk Of Disease Due To Falling Vaccination Rates, Lack Of Clean Water, WHO Official Says

Reuters: One million people wounded, diseases spreading in Syria: WHO “One million people have been wounded during Syria’s civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the World Health Organization’s Syria representative said. A plunge in vaccination rates from 90 percent before the…

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Pakistan Overcomes Geographical Challenges, Terror Threats To Vaccinate Children

NPR: Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat “…In 2013, the country saw between 60 and 85 percent immunization coverage against diseases like measles, tuberculosis, polio, and meningitis. In 1980, the rate was almost zero…” (Beaubien, 12/18).

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U.S., Other Donors Should Fully Fund Gavi

Washington Post: A global conspiracy of health Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…[O]ne little-known global institution based in Geneva — Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance — supports vaccination for nearly 60 percent of the world’s children. It is a global conspiracy of health. … The Obama administration and other governments are in…

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7 Innovations That Would Greatly Impact Global Health

The Guardian: Seven breakthroughs that will transform global health Shashi Buluswar, executive director at the Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab “…Working with more than 1,000 experts, we have analyzed where new technologies can make a game-changing difference in the fields of global health, food security…

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Partners Working To Introduce Injectable Polio Vaccine, Eradicate Disease

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: On the Path to Polio Eradication: Ensuring Lasting Protection Jos Vandelaer, chief of UNICEF’s Global Immunization Program, and Michel Zaffran, coordinator of WHO’s Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), discuss the progress made in introducing the injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into routine immunization…

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Nigeria’s Efforts To Improve Vaccine Supply Chain Can Serve As Model For Other Countries

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Simple But Impactful: Transforming Nigeria’s Vaccine Supply Chain Inuwa Yau, an immunization specialist with UNICEF Nigeria, and Mahmud Mustapha Zubair, director of the Department of Logistics and Health Commodities at NPHCDA, write, “With support from Gavi, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF,…

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Discovery Of Antibodies Effective Against All Dengue Strains Holds Vaccine Promise, Study Says

Bloomberg News: Mosquito-Borne Dengue Targeted by Antibody With Hope for Vaccine “Scientists have discovered new antibodies that neutralize viruses that cause dengue, potentially putting a universal vaccine within reach for a mosquito-borne illness that strikes an estimated 400 million people a year. The antibodies are effective against all four dengue…

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Bill Gates Reflects On Global Health Progress Made In 2014

Gates Notes: Good News You May Have Missed In 2014 Bill Gates reflects on global health progress made in 2014, including a decrease in under-five deaths worldwide; milestones met in HIV/AIDS efforts; the widespread implementation of a rotavirus vaccine; a new TB treatment regimen; and Nigeria’s success in eliminating Ebola…

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Geneva Hospital Temporarily Suspends Ebola Vaccine Trial After Some Participants Experience Joint Pain

Financial Times: Merck’s Ebola vaccine trial suspended “The race to stem the spread of Ebola suffered a setback on Thursday when researchers suspended a clinical trial of a new vaccine, and U.S. officials said an American nurse with exposure to the disease would be admitted to a special treatment facility…”…

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