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NIH To Begin Ebola Vaccine Safety Clinical Trial In Humans

News outlets report on an Ebola vaccine human clinical trial scheduled to begin next week. ABC News: U.S. to Test Ebola Vaccine in Humans Amid Growing Outbreak in West Africa “U.S. scientists will begin testing an Ebola vaccine in humans next week, health officials announced [Thursday]. But it could take…

GSK Experimental Ebola Vaccine Soon To Be Tested In Humans

News outlets report on GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) plans to test its experimental Ebola vaccine in humans. Bloomberg News: Glaxo’s Ebola Vaccine to Be Tested for Safety in Humans “U.S. scientists will begin enrolling patients as soon as next week in clinical safety trials of GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)’s experimental Ebola vaccine as…

Donor Commitments To Vaccinate Will Help Protect World’s Most Vulnerable Children

MSNBC: Immunizing Africa, committing to a healthy future for all Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance, and Philippe Brault, award-winning photographer and filmmaker “…[W]hile four out of five children globally now receive at least a basic set of vaccines, there still are 1.5 million children who die each year…

Politics Will Not Interfere With Health Policy, India’s Health Minister Says

Business Insider: Politics Will Not Come In Way Of Health Policy: Harsh Vardhan “[India's] Health Minister Harsh Vardhan [Thursday] said that politics would not affect the health program and policies of the country. ‘For the health of the nation, the health of government departments needs to be improved. I will…

Double Vaccine Offers Better Protection Against Polio, Study Says

News outlets report on a study’s findings that using two types of polio vaccines could give better protection and speed up efforts to fight polio. Associated Press/The Guardian: Polio double vaccine gives better protection, study finds “For decades, there’s been a tug-of-war between the oral and inactivated polio vaccines over…

Anti-Polio Campaign Faces Challenges As Conflict Escalates In Afghanistan

Reuters: Amid Afghanistan’s escalating war, a battle to beat polio “Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral polio vaccine each to millions of children…” (Mahr/Harooni, 8/21).

NIH Accelerates Human Clinical Trials Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

Los Angeles Times: U.S. speeds up human clinical trials for promising Ebola vaccine “Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are accelerating human clinical trials for what scientists hope is a promising new vaccine to combat the deadly Ebola virus…” (Levine, 8/18).