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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…

NPR Interviews Gates On Why He Fights Diseases Abroad

NPR: Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home “This week in Seattle, Bill and Melinda Gates are attending a meeting of the minds. Five hundred of the world’s top innovators in global health have gathered for the Global Health Product Development Forum, an annual event in which scientists,…

CSIS Report Examines GAVI Replenishment

The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) has published a new report, titled “Replenishing GAVI in 2014: Options for U.S. Engagement.” The report, by Katherine Bliss, senior associate with CSIS Global Health Policy Center, “reviews GAVI’s progress and challenges during the current phase of operations and offers recommendations for…

Sabin Vaccine Institute To Recognize 20 Years Since Founding

“In celebration of 20 years since its founding, the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) will bring together top leaders in the global health community for its 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium on Friday, April 25 in Washington, D.C.,” according to Sabin’s blog. Additional information about the symposium is available online (4/14).

Global Polio Eradication Would Be Worldwide Victory

Huffington Post: A Remarkable Achievement: 80 Percent of the World Now Polio-Free Tom Frieden, CDC director “I’m recently back from New Delhi where I attended meetings on global health security, tuberculosis, and HIV — and very importantly, participated in the World Health Organization’s event to certify Southeast Asia free of…

HPV Vaccine Effective Among Women With HIV, Study Shows

New York Times: Cancer Vaccine Proves Effective in HIV Patients “Vaccines against cervical cancer work well even in sexually active women with HIV, a new study has found. It also found that women who already have one or two strains of the cancer-causing virus can be protected against others…” (McNeil,…

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