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Vaccines Represent ‘Vital Early Weapon’ For Next Ebola Outbreak

The Lancet Global Health: Ebola vaccines: an uncertain future? Zoë Mullan, editor of The Lancet Global Health “…The rapid roll-out of these [Ebola vaccine] trials has been tremendously impressive. … Vaccines are not a magic bullet. Nothing can replace the basic tenets of public health epidemiology and community mobilization. But…

Africa Reaches Milestone Of 6 Months With No New Polio Cases

The Guardian: Africa close to wiping out wild polio after six months free of disease “Africa has gone six months without any new cases of wild polio for the first time, experts say, raising hopes that the disease could be wiped out on the continent sooner than expected…” (Smith, 2/13).

U.S. Government, Partners Must Sustain Global Immunization Efforts

The Hill: Our vaccine imperative: Protecting children at home and abroad Steve Davis, CEO of PATH “…The U.S. government has a long and continuing history of leadership in global immunization. … But the current measles outbreak proves once again that the successes we have achieved in the U.S. and abroad…

Humanosphere Podcast Examines Global Vaccine Beliefs

Humanosphere: Heidi Larson: The global picture of the ‘vaccine confidence gap’ “For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we’re talking with Heidi Larson, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine who studies, among other things, public trust (and mistrust) of vaccines…,” Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist…

CDC, Partners Working With Haiti To Make Progress In Various Areas of Public Health

Huffington Post: What’s Working: Public Health Progress Since the Haiti 2010 Earthquake Tom Frieden, CDC director “…Addressing the public health needs of Haiti and helping them recover has been a daunting task, but it’s one that CDC, along with the government of Haiti and other partners, has taken seriously. And…

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