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Thousands Of Ebola Vaccine Doses Expected To Be Available Early 2015, WHO Says

News outlets report on efforts to develop a safe and effective vaccine for Ebola. Agence France-Presse: Experimental Ebola vaccines ready by 2015: WHO “Thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in African countries badly hit by the deadly virus early next year, the World Health…

The Atlantic Examines Challenges Surrounding TB Vaccine Development

The Atlantic: Toward an Effective Tuberculosis Vaccine “…While we have vaccines to thank for the decline of global diseases like measles and smallpox, vaccination’s role in the worldwide battle against TB has been comparatively minimal. … So, what is it about a TB vaccine that’s had science stymied for over…

Polio Vaccination Campaign Shows How Prevention Is Key To Public Health

World Economic Forum: Why it pays to invest in disease prevention John Hewko, general secretary of Rotary International, discusses the importance of prevention in public health, using the success of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as an example (9/28).

Poor Coordination Slowing Ebola Vaccine, Treatment Efforts

News outlets report on the lack of global coordination around the development of treatments and vaccines for Ebola. Bloomberg Businessweek: How the U.S. Screwed Up in the Fight Against Ebola “…It’s too early to say whether ZMapp was vital to the Americans’ survival. There were a limited number of doses…

Mass Vaccination Of Dogs Could Eliminate Rabies In Humans, Study Suggests

Media sources report on a study that suggests mass vaccination of dogs could eliminate human cases of rabies. HealthDay News/U.S. News: Rabies Shots for Dogs Would Save People in Developing Countries: Study “Mass rabies vaccination programs for dogs in developing nations could eliminate human cases of the deadly disease, a…

NTD Control Should Be Larger Component Of U.S. Policy In Latin America

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: The NTDs and Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America: Opportunities for United States Foreign Policy Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute “…Overall, science and global health diplomacy as it pertains to…

Ebola Treatment Trials To Be Fast-Tracked; Regulators Allow Use Of Canadian Drug

News outlets report on progress to develop an Ebola vaccine and allow the use of experimental drugs to treat the disease. Deutsche Welle: Ebola vaccine: fast-tracked for all? “Researchers are running human trials on a candidate Ebola vaccine, which, if successful, they hope to roll out by the end of…

During Travel To India, Bill And Melinda Gates Discuss Global Health Efforts

News outlets report on Bill and Melinda Gates’s visit this week to India. Hindustan Times: Bill Gates shares Modi vision of affordable toilets “Having stepped down as chairman and then turning to a ‘technology adviser’ for Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella, he now spends his time trying to save people…

Drug Mix-Up Caused Deaths Of Syrian Children; Opposition Coalition To Issue Final Report

News outlets report on the vaccine mix-up in Syria that led to the death of at least 15 young children. Forbes: Vaccine Mix-Up In Syria Not Uncommon In U.S., Canada “…A preliminary investigation by the National Coalition revealed that instead of the measles vaccine, the infants received atracurium, a neuromuscular…