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Ebola Outbreak Reported In Remote Northeastern Region Of DRC

The Atlantic: The Confusion Over the New Ebola Outbreak “The Ebola virus has emerged again in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and brought along two of its primary symptoms: confusion and misinformation. Earlier [Friday] morning, the World Health Organization announced that on May 11, the Ministry of Health of the…

WHO Remains Committed To Vaccine R&D, Accessibility

Huffington Post: WHO Is The Driving Force To Reach All People With Vaccines Brice Bicaba, Burkina Faso’s director of disease control “…Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective interventions we have in public health. As long as we can reach children with a vaccine, they will be protected for life.…

CDC’s MMWR Discusses Progress Toward Measles Elimination In Africa

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Measles Elimination — African Region, 2013-2016 Balcha G. Masresha of the Immunization and Vaccines Development Program at the WHO’s Regional Office for Africa and colleagues discuss progress toward measles elimination in Africa by 2020, highlighting the efforts made toward and challenges of reaching vaccine…

Partnerships With African Governments Integral To Epidemic Preparedness, Improving Public Health Infrastructure

CNBC Africa: Op-ed: Africa needs an insurance policy against future epidemics Richard Hatchett, CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) “…[The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)] provides an entirely new way of financing and coordinating the development, manufacture, and testing of vaccines against epidemic threats — vaccines…

Research Shows High Diversity Among Malaria Parasites, Raises Questions For Control, Prevention Techniques

Bloomberg: DNA Fingerprinting Throws Doubt on Glaxo Malaria Vaccine Effort “Groundbreaking research has shown the potentially deadly malaria parasite has greater genetic diversity than scientists previously understood, a finding that throws doubt on the efficacy of vaccines in development by companies such GlaxoSmithKline Plc. … The research, published Tuesday in…

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