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International Community Must Find Solution For Peace In Syria

The Guardian: Syria’s plight puts the world to shame — leaders must unite to find a solution Yacoub El Hillo, U.N. resident/humanitarian coordinator in Syria, and Kevin Kennedy, U.N. regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis “…In 2016, 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance — the highest number…

Researchers Face Challenges In Zika Vaccine Development, Mosquito Control Efforts

The Guardian: Race is on to develop Zika vaccine but tests on pregnant women raise concern (Milman, 2/3). NPR: Attention Turns To Repelling Mosquitoes That Carry Zika, Dengue (Montagne, 2/2). Reuters: Scientists’ Path to Usable Zika Vaccine Strewn with Hurdles (2/2). Reuters: Zika mosquitoes’ habits may foil U.S. elimination efforts…

Pharmaceutical, Diagnostic Companies Launch Research Into Zika Virus Vaccine, Test

Associated Press: Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur launches effort for Zika vaccine “Drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur announced Tuesday it is launching an effort to research and develop a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency over its explosive spread across the Americas…” (2/2). Bloomberg Business:…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Zika Virus, Response Efforts

The Guardian: The Zika virus is a public health emergency. Here’s what we must do now Celine Gounder, internist, infectious diseases and public health specialist, and medical journalist “…If there’s anything we’ve learned from the last three global public health emergencies — polio, H1N1, and Ebola — it’s that hi-tech…

U.S. Army Researchers Announce Phase 2 Clinical Trial For Experimental Ebola Vaccine

Health.mil: Army researchers making critical advances in global health with development of Ebola vaccine “The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) recently announced the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of two potential Ebola vaccine candidates. The trial represents a significant step…

Expanding Global Response To Pediatric TB Critical To Advancing Child Health

International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease: Out of the shadows: shining a light on children with tuberculosis Eric Goosby, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on tuberculosis “…In order to contribute to the overall improvements in child health, we must change the way pediatric TB is identified and treated. Critically,…