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Africa Closer To Polio Elimination With Marked Reduction In Case Numbers, CDC Reports

News outlets discuss a CDC report showing Africa has not recorded a wild poliovirus (WPV) case since August and Nigeria has seen a significant reduction in case numbers so far this year. Slate: Are We on the Verge of a Polio-Free Africa? “With all of the news about Ebola’s rapid,…

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Mozambique Aims To Lower Cervical Cancer Rate With Screenings, HPV Vaccinations

VOA News: Mozambique Rolls Out Cervical Cancer Vaccines for School Girls “Mozambique has one of the world’s highest rates of cervical cancer, a disease that kills 4,000 women there every year. A new plan to vaccinate 10-year-old girls could turn the tide in the fight against a devastating illness that…

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Increased Funding For NIH Infectious Diseases Research ‘An Investment In Our Health And Our Future’

Seattle Times: Fund the National Institutes of Health to fight infectious diseases Alan Aderem, president and director of Seattle BioMed “…Disease research is some of the most critical and challenging work of the 21st century. Increased funding to the NIH is the single most important component to discovering new vaccines,…

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U.S. ‘Must Increase Its Longstanding Investment In’ Gavi

The Hill: Four reasons why the U.S. should invest more in vaccines around the world Richard Lugar, former Republican Senator from Indiana “…Among our most effective tools for stabilizing fragile states and improving perceptions of the United States are our global health programs. … Especially important are our efforts to…

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Gates Foundation Pledges $5.7M Toward Ebola Treatment Trials

News outlets report on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s pledge of $5.7 million to test experimental Ebola treatments in West Africa. BBC News: Ebola outbreak: $5.7m pledged for blood plasma trials “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $5.7m towards a program to increase production of experimental Ebola…

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Congress Must Pledge Support To Gavi To Save Children’s Lives

New York Times: Death Without Regrets Bob Dickerson, volunteer with RESULTS “…[Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance] has a plan to save more than five million kids’ lives in the years ahead — many from things as basic as pneumonia and diarrhea. But Gavi needs the funding to do it. We must…

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Few Promising Ebola Drugs In Development, WHO Says; Canada Begins Domestic Trial Of Test Vaccine

News outlets report on various aspects of Ebola vaccine and treatment development. Agence France-Presse: Very few drugs, trial sites in search for Ebola cure: WHO (Larson, 11/14). Associated Press: WHO sees few promising Ebola drugs in pipeline (11/14). Bloomberg News: Ebola Vaccine Challenge: Motorbikes and Kerosene Fridges (Kitamura, 11/16). The…

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Vaccine-Derived Polio Detected In 2 African Nations; Wild Type 3 Polio Possibly Eradicated, CDC Reports

Media sources report on cases of vaccine-derived polio detected in two African nations, the possible eradication of wild poliovirus type 3, and a WHO report on a recent polio meeting. Agence France-Presse: Polio cases confirmed in South Sudan, Madagascar: WHO “The World Health Organization said Friday it had confirmed unrelated…

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India’s Vaccine Delivery Scale Up Shows Commitment To Future Generations

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A Commitment to India’s Children Raj Ghosh, deputy director of India vaccine delivery at the Gates Foundation India, discusses the Indian government’s plan to scale up pentavalent vaccine delivery to all states and introduce several other vaccines by 2015. The plan “is a…

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House Foreign Affairs Committee Holds Ebola Hearing; Administration Officials, Members Of Congress Comment On Epidemic Responses, Funding

News outlets report on comments on the U.S. and international responses to Ebola in West Africa from Obama administration officials and members of Congress at a House committee hearing and other events, as well as possible legislation on and emergency funding for the epidemic. CQ News: USAID’s Ebola Request Gets…

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