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WHO Experts Recommend Pilot Programs To Better Understand Use Of GSK’s Malaria Vaccine Among African Children

News outlets report on a WHO panel’s recommendation that GlaxoSmithKline’s RTS,S malaria vaccine candidate undergo further testing through pilot programs in Africa. CIDRAP News: WHO experts urge gradual rollout of malaria vaccine “World Health Organization (WHO) experts [Friday] urged further trials of GSK’s candidate malaria vaccine on the heels of…

CDC’s MMWR Examines Progress Toward Global Eradication Of Guinea Worm, Polio

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Global Eradication of Dracunculiasis, January 2014 — June 2015 Researchers from the Carter Center and CDC discuss progress toward eradicating dracunculiasis, or Guinea worm disease, which is caused by a parasitic worm. The report highlights the situations in Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, and…

Wild Poliovirus Could Be Halted Next Year, Experts Say

NPR: Next Year Could Mark The End Of Polio “Polio is on its last legs. The disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of kids a year around the globe is now down to just a few dozen cases this year. ‘We are aiming to halt all transmission of wild…

Nigerian President Buhari Vows Continued Efforts To Completely Eradicate Polio After WHO Removes Country From Endemic List

News outlets report on reactions to WHO’s formal removal of Nigeria from its polio-endemic list. Agence France-Presse: Nigeria on ‘relentless’ drive to eradicate polio “Nigeria will not relent in its campaign to stamp out polio until the crippling disease is completely eradicated, President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday…” (10/26). Associated Press:…

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