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Ebola Vaccine Trials Show Promise, Scientists Say

VOA News: Ebola Vaccine Trials Underway in West Africa “…Since last summer, researchers have rushed to get anti-Ebola vaccines into clinical trials. While it’s too early to say that any of the potential vaccines work, some scientists say they are seeing strong results from some of the studies…” (Pearson, 3/30).

India Marks One Year Since Country Officially Certified Polio-Free

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: India’s Polio Eradication Campaign: Behind the Scenes Gillian Leitch and Mary Robbins, both senior associates with Global Health Strategies, and Leah Sandals and Rachel Sam, both managers with Global Health Strategies, discuss India’s successful efforts to eradicate polio as well as keep the…

NIH Confirms Safety Of 2 Experimental Ebola Vaccines

Reuters: Two experimental Ebola vaccines pass safety test in African trial “Two experimental Ebola vaccines, one from GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the other from biotech start-up NewLink Genetics Corp, ‘appear to be safe’ part way through a clinical trial being conducted in Liberia, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said…

Blog Post Examines CGD Papers On Maximizing Gavi’s Impact

Development Policy Centre’s “DevPolicy Blog”: Maximizing effectiveness of Gavi aid: when less can mean more Camilla Burkot, a research officer at the Development Policy Centre, discusses “a blog, working paper, and policy brief recently published by the Center for Global Development (CGD) … [on] identifying opportunities for maximizing Gavi’s impact,…

Equitable Access To Vaccines Critical To Children’s Health

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Be Bold: How Gavi Will Immunize Another 300 Million Children Dagfinn Høybråten, chair of the Board of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance and secretary general of the Nordic Council of Ministers, discusses the challenges of immunizing children around the globe and the importance of…

Governments, Donors Should Invest In Vaccine Development Despite Economic Risks

Nature: Share the risks of Ebola vaccine development Seth Berkley, chief executive of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Vaccine development is driven not by the risk that a pathogen poses to people, but by the economic pay-off. … That helps to explain why, more than a year on from the first…