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Distrust, Under-Resourced Health Care System Slow Efforts To Eradicate Polio In Pakistan

The Guardian: Suspicion slows dangerous work to eradicate polio in Pakistan “…Since the Taliban issued a ban on vaccinations, and compared female health workers to prostitutes for working outside the home, more than 80 vaccinators and the armed guards assigned to protect them have been gunned down. … Added to…

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Providing HPV Vaccine To Women Worldwide Vital To Preventing Cervical Cancer Cases, Deaths

Project Syndicate: Stopping Women’s Next Biggest Killer Anuradha Gupta, deputy CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…For the first time, the number of deaths caused by cervical cancer every year is poised to outstrip the total caused by childbirth. … The tragedy is that these deaths are almost entirely preventable.…

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Second Ebola Vaccine Trial Underway In Sierra Leone

Agence France-Presse: Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone “Thousands of health care workers in areas of Sierra Leone that are grappling with Ebola will now begin receiving an experimental vaccine against the often deadly virus, officials said Tuesday…” (4/14). The Hill: CDC begins Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone…

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WHO Calls For Disclosure Of All Clinical Trial Results, In Effort To Increase Transparency, Minimize Misinformation

Reuters: WHO demands disclosure of all clinical trial results “The World Health Organization called on Tuesday for the release of clinical trial results for all drugs, vaccines, and medical devices — whatever the result — in the latest salvo against the withholding of data…” (4/14). World Health Organization: WHO calls…

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Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins In Sierra Leone

New York Times: Sierra Leone: Ebola Trial Begins “Researchers began vaccinating volunteers in Sierra Leone with an experimental Ebola vaccine in a study officially begun on Monday. The trial, the third to begin in the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola, is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control…

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Guinea Ebola Vaccine Clinical Trial Holds Best Hope For Useful Data Amid Shrinking Epidemic, WHO Says

Reuters: Completing Ebola vaccine trials ‘a challenge’ as epidemic wanes “Falling Ebola cases in West Africa make completing big clinical trials on experimental vaccines a challenge, with the best hope resting on a study in Guinea, the World Health Organization said on Friday. While the waning epidemic is good news…

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News Outlets Highlight 60th Anniversary Of Salk Polio Vaccine, Report On Microneedle Patch Vaccine Delivery System

CNN: 60 years after a vaccine, new technology may finally eradicate polio “Over the last few years, we’ve been close to eradicating worldwide polio without full success. However, a new medical technology, an easily applied microneedle patch, could be the key to that goal. The biggest challenge standing in the…

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U.S. Scientist Plans To Establish Vaccine Labs To Prevent Disease Outbreaks In Conflict Zones

VOA News: U.S. Scientist Works to Prevent Disease in Conflict Zones “As bad as things are for people in conflict zones of the Middle East and North Africa, a U.S. health expert says things could get much worse. The breakdown in health infrastructure could open the way to catastrophic epidemics.…

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Development Of Salk Polio Vaccine Holds Relevant Lessons For Tackling Disease On Global Scale

Newsweek: Let’s Celebrate the Man Who Conquered Polio Sue Desmond-Hellman, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “April 12 marks the 60th anniversary of the polio vaccine. The incredible story of Jonas Salk’s historic breakthrough deserves to be remembered — and it holds very relevant lessons for the world…

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Questions Remain Over Ebola Vaccine Trials As Epidemic Subsides

Wall Street Journal: Squabbles Over Testing Methods Hamper Search for Ebola Vaccine “The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa created a rare opportunity: New vaccines could be tested, and if they worked, serve as a firewall in future epidemics. It now appears this chance is slipping away amid public health…

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