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World’s Leaders Should Commit To Developing, Implementing National Action Plans Against Antimicrobial Resistance, ‘Be Held To Account’

Wall Street Journal: Saving Antibiotics So That Antibiotics Can Save Lives Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust “…[A] central challenge posed by drug-resistant infections is the desperate need to continually stimulate the development of new antimicrobial drugs to replace the…

Elimination Of Maternal, Neonatal Tetanus Possible With Improved Access To Care

Huffington Post: Reaching Mothers to Reach Children Folake Olayinka, Aspen New Voices fellow “…The occurrence of neonatal tetanus is a triple failure: of vaccination services, [antenatal care (ANC)], and obstetric care. Yet India has shown by its elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus that prevention, even in poorly served areas,…

GSK Proposes Creating Unit Dedicated To Vaccine Development For Disease Outbreaks

Bloomberg News: Glaxo Proposes Biopreparedness Unit for Outbreaks Like Zika “As the Zika virus spreads and concern grows about the world’s preparedness for outbreaks, GlaxoSmithKline is proposing the creation of a unit dedicated to developing vaccines for diseases in markets offering little potential profit. The London-based company is ready to…

Vaccine Preparedness Critical To Responding To Emerging Infectious Diseases

Science: Ebola and Zika: Cautionary tales Michael T. Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota “…When surveillance points to a possible emergence of a new infectious disease of potential public health importance, we need procedural and funding mechanisms that can…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Congressional Stalemate On U.S. Zika Response

Bloomberg View: Why Congress Needs to Vote Again on Zika Editorial Board “…[P]rogress [against Zika] on all fronts — not just drug development but mosquito eradication, diagnostic testing, and research to understand all of Zika’s effects — will be delayed without adequate federal funding. The money that the National Institutes…

New Studies Examine Global Ovarian, HPV-Related Cancer Rates, The Guardian Reports

The Guardian: Fall in ovarian cancer deaths worldwide linked to contraceptive pill use “Deaths from ovarian cancer have fallen around the world, largely because of the widespread use of the contraceptive pill, according to a major new study. Another factor is the decline in long-term use of hormone replacement therapy…

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