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Sabin Vaccine Institute Event Marks 20 Years Of Scientific Advancements

In a guest post in the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs” blog, Ambassador Michael Marine, CEO of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes about the institute’s 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium event. “In a fitting way to kick off World Immunization Week, several hundred people gathered Friday, April 25th to celebrate significant…

Health Workers In Pakistan Battle Polio, Militants

Foreign Policy: SWAT M.D. “…Ever since the CIA used a vaccination campaign as cover in its hunt for Osama Bin Laden, real medical professionals have found themselves in the crosshairs in Pakistan. The Taliban have banned immunizations and accused those attempting to deliver medical services in the tribal areas of…

GSK Executive Discusses Vaccine R&D Investments, Challenges

Bloomberg TV: Upfront Vaccine Costs a Hurdle to Business: Slaoui In a video report, “Moncef Slaoui, R&D and vaccines chairman at GlaxoSmithKline, discusses the financial challenges to developing vaccines, the importance of research and development to the pharmaceutical industry from the 2014 Milken Global Conference on Bloomberg Television’s ‘Market Makers'”…

‘Power Of Partnership’ Essential To Effective Vaccine Delivery

Raja Rao, senior program officer on the Vaccine Delivery team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog, “Before my career in vaccine delivery, I considered the fridge nothing more than a place where lettuce goes to die. But it’s a critical component in…

Congressional Briefing Recognizes World Immunization Week

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog summarizes comments made by Robert Clay, deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, and Lucas Otieno, research officer at the Kenya Medical Research Institute Walter-Reed Project, who spoke on Monday at a congressional briefing recognizing World Immunization Week (Aziz,…

Devex Discusses 3 Questions Regarding GAVI’s Replenishment

Devex: 3 questions as GAVI approaches next replenishment “The GAVI Alliance is gearing up for a new replenishment, in which the organization plans to ask for more funds than it ever has before.” Devex discusses three questions to consider “before donors are once again requested to help vaccinate children around…

Sanofi Reports Promising Clinical Trial Results Of Dengue Vaccine

New York Times: Results Are Promising in Clinical Trial of Dengue Fever Vaccine “The French pharmaceutical company Sanofi said on Monday that its experimental vaccine for dengue fever had succeeded in its first late-stage clinical trial. The results could help pave the way for the introduction of the first vaccine…

U.S. Government, Pharma Companies Should Test Ebola Vaccine Candidate

Foreign Affairs: An Unnecessary Plague Jessica Hatcher, journalist An Ebola outbreak in Guinea “has spread to neighboring Liberia, with additional cases suspected in Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Mali. … What’s particularly disturbing about the present crisis, however, is that some infections could have been prevented. For years, the United States…

WHO Observes World Vaccination Week

Media outlets discuss World Immunization Week, which takes place from April 24-30 this year. U.N. News Centre: Kicking off annual global immunization campaign, U.N. asks: ‘Are you up to date?’ “While some 80 percent of children around the world, or 110 million infants, are receiving life-saving vaccinations each year, ‘one…

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