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E.U. Pledges Nearly $240M To GAVI; GSK Offers Vaccine Price Freeze For Some Nations

News outlets report on the GAVI Alliance’s replenishment conference and commitments from the private sector. Devex: Why the E.U. ‘likes’ GAVI “On Tuesday, the European Commission announced it will contribute €175 million (almost $240 million) to fund the GAVI Alliance’s global immunization efforts over the next six years…” (Donelli, 5/22).…

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Candidate Uses New Target To Stop Parasite’s Growth

News outlets report on a new experimental malaria vaccine candidate. Deustche Welle: U.S. researchers say a new malaria vaccine candidate stops the parasite mid life cycle “Most malaria vaccine candidates work by preventing parasites from entering human red blood cells. A newly discovered antibody takes a different approach: it traps…

Pakistan Must Reexamine Polio Eradication Program To Improve Effectiveness

Al Jazeera: Pakistan’s polio puzzle Samia Altaf, public health physician and the 2007-08 Pakistan Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center “…If increasing amounts of funding, steadily developing science and modified organizational plans have consistently failed, the only logical step is an analysis of the context. … The best place to…

Polio Resurgence Poses Larger Threat Than Emerging MERS Virus

Los Angeles Times: Worried about MERS? Worry about polio instead. Wendy Orent, author “…[I]f Americans who oppose vaccination — believing, apparently, that the risk of [polio] is preferable to exposing their children to a dead virus and a needle prick — gain strength, this specialist in human misery could come…

World Cup-Themed Report Draws Parallels Between World Cup, Global Health

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Saving 5 Million Lives: Better than a World Cup Victory? Erin Hohlfelder, ONE’s policy director for global health, outlines “…a World Cup-themed report, designed to draw parallels between the shots, saves, and goals made on the field and the shots (vaccines) needed…

‘Science Speaks’ Provides Update On Development Of An AIDS Vaccine

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS vaccine update: With Thai trial, broadly neutralizing antibodies, new technologies and monkeys that met the SIV challenge, ‘we’re closer than ever’ Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, provides an…

News Coverage Continues On CIA’s Decision To No Longer Use Fake Vaccination Programs

News outlets continue to report on a White House official’s confirmation that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs for covert operations. Bloomberg Businessweek: The CIA Stops Fake Vaccinations as Real Polio Rebounds “The White House confirmed this week that the Central Intelligence Agency will no longer use vaccination campaigns…

GAVI Issues Appeal For $7.5B In Funding

News outlets report on the GAVI Alliance’s appeal for increased funding for its vaccine and immunization programs. Reuters: Vaccines group seeks $7.5 bln to protect 300 million children “The GAVI global vaccines alliance issued a plea on Tuesday for $7.5 billion to help immunize another 300 million children against life-threatening…

Blogs Discuss CIA Policy Disallowing Fake Vaccination Programs

Blogs address a new CIA policy stating the agency no longer will use vaccination programs for covert operations, as was done in the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Humanosphere: CIA promises not to do any more fake vaccination programs Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, discusses the Obama…

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