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Reuters Examines Challenges Of Bringing First Malaria Vaccine To Market

Reuters: Caveats, costs, and complexities shadow first malaria vaccine “…Backed by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and developed by GlaxoSmithKline, the vaccine — called RTS,S or Mosquirix — is being assessed by regulators and global health authorities. Granting it a license and recommending it for rollout in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria…

2 Clinical Trials Of Experimental Ebola Vaccines Begin In Europe, Africa

Reuters: Two new trials of Ebola vaccines begin in Europe and Africa “Two new Ebola vaccine trials began on Wednesday with volunteers in Britain, France, and Senegal getting ‘prime-boost’ immunizations developed by Bavarian Nordic, GlaxoSmithKline, and Johnson & Johnson…” (Kelland, 7/15).

Nigeria Defeating Polio With Innovative Public Health Measures

Nature News: Smart shots bring Nigeria to brink of polio eradication “…Nigeria is on the brink of being free of the virus, thanks in large part to its embrace of innovative approaches to vaccination and public health. On 24 July, Nigeria will mark one year since it recorded a case…

2 U.S. Oil Companies, Equatorial Guinea Partner To Fund Malaria Vaccine Trials

Financial Times: Hopes rise for malaria vaccine as oil companies fund trials “Two U.S. oil companies are pouring millions of dollars into the trials of a promising malaria vaccine in Equatorial Guinea in a rare sign of foreign investors trying to help tackle one of Africa’s biggest health scourges. Marathon…

Liberia Launches Study To Assess Ebola’s Long-Term Health Effects; Drugmakers Struggle To Assess Ebola Vaccines In Clinical Trials Due To Lack Of Qualified Volunteers

Agence France-Presse: Thousands of Liberians in ‘post-Ebola syndrome’ study “Liberia launched a five-year study on Wednesday to unravel the mystery of the long-term health effects that plague Ebola survivors and assess how long they should go without sex…” (Dosso, 6/17). Reuters: Ebola vaccines in limbo expose need for more speed…

Global Surveillance Of Asymptomatic Polio Needed To Truly Eradicate Disease, Study Suggests

VOA News: ‘Silent’ Polio Cases Could Reignite Epidemics, Study Warns “Only a few hundred cases of paralytic polio still exist worldwide, thanks to massive vaccination campaigns. But a new study concludes that so-called silent cases of polio can infect populations for years, threatening to reignite disease epidemics. … Writing in…

Oral Vaccine, WASH Efforts Effective Tools To Control Cholera Outbreaks

Healthline News: Cholera Risk Remains High Today, but Vaccine Can Control Epidemic “In spite of an estimated three million to five million cases of cholera each year in the world, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) are confident this potentially deadly disease can be controlled. The fight against cholera…

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