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MSF Delivers Petitions To Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline Asking For Lower-Cost Pneumonia Vaccines

The Guardian: Shareholders urged to push for cheaper pneumonia drugs “Shareholders are being urged to use the annual general meetings of Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline to put pressure on the companies to lower the price of their life-saving pneumonia vaccines…” (Kollewe, 4/27). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Charity urges price cut for pneumonia…

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CDC Will Continue Efforts To End Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Global immunization: 50 Years of work and success Rebecca Martin, director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health “…CDC will continue working closely with governments and ministries of health in countries where disease takes a heavy toll and where immunization systems have gaps. … At the same time,…

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Globally Coordinated Vaccine Rollout Could End Polio, Yield Lessons For Strengthening Immunization More Broadly

TIME: Historic Global Vaccine Rollout Could End Polio Forever Walter Orenstein, associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center, professor at Emory University, and former director of the United States’ National Immunization Program “…Since we no longer need to protect against wild type 2 [polio virus], we’re replacing the trivalent vaccine…

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Improving Routine Vaccinations, Boosting Population Immunity Against Diseases Critical To Global Health Security

Devex: Measles — the canary in the coalmine Seth Berkely, CEO of the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…[A]ttention must focus on where measles outbreaks still occur — not just because of the tens of thousands of lives the disease claims each year, but because these represent the reservoirs of infectious…

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World Immunization Week Requires Focus On Increasing Vaccination Coverage, Researching Vaccine Efficacy In ‘Global South’

The Guardian: Why are millions of children still dying from preventable diseases? Amy Whalley, head of policy advocacy at Results U.K. “…World Immunization Week, which began on 24 April, offers an opportune moment to shine light on the progress being made to reach all children with vaccines through the Global…

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CSIS Paper Examines Options For U.S. Engagement In Central America As LMICs Transition From Gavi Support

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Transitioning from Gavi Support in Lower-Middle-Income Countries Katherine Bliss, senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and Americas Program, and Katherine Peck, program manager and research associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, examine ways in which the U.S. can engage in…

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Malaria Deaths In Angola Rising Amid Yellow Fever Outbreak; WHO Urges Yellow Fever Vaccination For Travelers

Reuters: WHO says Angola yellow fever danger greatest in urban areas “Travelers to Angola must be vaccinated against yellow fever and carry a valid certificate to prove it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, advising that people are at greatest risk in large urban areas including the capital…

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Opinion Pieces Recognize World Immunization Week

Huffington Post: Just Another Week in Global Health? Aaron Oxley, executive director of RESULTS U.K. “…Immunization has given us one of the most colossal successes we have had in global health but progress has stalled. … [W]e need to simultaneously do more to support increased domestic and international financing which…

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GHTC Hosts Event Launching Annual Policy Paper On Global Health Research

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Report proposes innovative approaches to spurring global health innovations Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on an event to launch the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “most recent policy report on advancing global health research and development.…

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Financial Times Report Examines Latest Developments In Malaria Treatment, Prevention In Asia, Africa

Financial Times: Combating Malaria “Malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year, most of them children in Africa. New weapons are arriving to aid the fight against it, notably a vaccine that could protect millions from infection. [In nine articles,] FT correspondents look at the latest developments in Africa and…

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