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Vaccine Donations Undermine Efforts To Increase Access To Affordable Medicines

Medium: There is no such thing as “free” vaccines: Why we rejected Pfizer’s donation offer of pneumonia vaccines. Jason Cone, executive director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières in the U.S. “…Free is not always better. Donations [of vaccines] often involve numerous conditions and strings attached, including restrictions on which…

Global Community Must Act Urgently To Deliver Cholera Vaccine To Haiti

The Guardian: Hurricane Matthew: Haiti needs vaccines to stop deadly cholera spreading Anita Zaidi, director of the enteric and diarrheal diseases program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the vaccine delivery team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…[T]hough six years…

U.N. Needs Immediate Effective Strategy To Eliminate Cholera In Haiti

American Council on Science and Health: Haiti Needs A Plan To Eradicate Cholera — The U.N. Cannot Wait One. More. Day. Julianna LeMieux, senior fellow in molecular biology at the American Council on Science and Health, discusses the immediate need for the U.N. to financially support and implement a strategy…

Mitigating Risks Critical To Ending Polio Globally

PLOS Medicine: Sailing in Uncharted Waters: Carefully Navigating the Polio Endgame Elizabeth Miller, consultant epidemiologist in the Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety Department at Public Health England, and T. Jacob John, consultant pediatrician at the Child Health Foundation, discuss the risks and benefits of the use of oral poliovirus vaccines…

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