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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…

MSF Says Keeping Vaccines Cold Is Unnecessary ‘Nightmare’

BBC News: Call to end vaccine ‘nightmare’ “Getting vaccines to children in remote parts of developing countries can be a logistical nightmare, not least because of the requirement to keep them cold. But the charity Médecins Sans Frontières says this is an unnecessary ‘nightmare’ and is calling on pharmaceutical companies and…

Blogs Feature Posts Recognizing World Malaria Day

Several blogs discuss World Malaria Day, which takes place on April 25 each year. Katie Leach-Kemon of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation examines the impact of malaria using visualizations in Humanosphere (4/25). In the PLOS “Speaking of Medicine” blog, Estrella Lasry of Médecins Sans Frontières discusses surveillance measures taken…

Candidate Vaccine Against Malaria Brings Hope To End Disease

Financial Times: An effective vaccine against malaria may at last be in sight Joe Cohen, adviser to the malaria vaccine project at GlaxoSmithKline “…While huge progress has been made during the past decade, thanks to bed nets, better treatments and diagnostic tools, [malaria] still claims hundreds of thousands of lives…

Malaria Vaccines Make ‘A World Without Malaria’ Possible

The Guardian: Malaria vaccines: from impossible to probable Ashley Birkett, director of PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative “At the turn of the last century, governments, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and the commercial sector mobilized to stem the tide against malaria, an ancient scourge. The result has been impressive — an estimated 3.3…

DRC Plans Vaccination Campaign For Yellow Fever

Global Dispatch: Yellow Fever Reported In Democratic Republic Of Congo, Mass Vaccination Campaign To Commence In One Week “A total of 139 suspected, probable and confirmed cases of yellow fever, including 6 death[s] were reported in the North and in the South of Democratic Republic of Congo beginning in March,…

WHO Asserts Vaccinations Save Millions Of Lives Each Year

As World Immunization Week kicks off, news outlets report on the WHO’s assertion that vaccinations save millions of lives each year. Agence France-Presse: WHO hits back at anti-vaccine deniers “The World Health Organization hit back on Wednesday against vaccine deniers who claim that immunization is pointless, risky, and that the…

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