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Public-Private Partnerships Formed To Develop Zika Vaccine Candidates

Reuters: France’s Sanofi partners U.S. Army to speed up Zika vaccine “French drugmaker Sanofi said on Wednesday it had struck a research and development deal with the U.S. Army to speed up the development of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus…” (Blamont/Hirschler, 7/6). Wall Street Journal: Brazilian Researchers Join…

WHO To Launch Large Cholera Vaccination Program In Haiti, U.N. Health Official Says

U.N. News Centre: Interview: U.N. health official discusses unprecedented vaccination campaign to tackle cholera in Haiti “The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative for Haiti, Jean-Luc Poncelet [Tuesday] stressed that vaccines along with water chlorination programs, and longer-term efforts to improve water and the overall health system, are vital to fight…

Investing In Local Solutions Key To Controlling Yellow Fever Outbreak In Angola

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Yellow fever in Angola: Are we repeating the mistakes of Ebola? Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies “…The international community and the Angolan authorities can still put the lessons of Ebola into real action and prevent [the…

GSK’s Malaria Vaccine Loses Efficacy Over Several Years Among Kenyan Children, Study Shows; Researchers To Test 4 Dose Regimen

Agence France-Presse: Malaria vaccine loses effectiveness over several years: study “An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix — or RTS,S — weakens over time and is only about four percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said Wednesday…” (6/29). The Guardian: Malaria vaccine study raises questions about effectiveness and…

DRC Aims To Begin Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign By July 20, Health Minister Says

Bloomberg: Congo Plans Mass Vaccinations Against Yellow Fever in Late July “…The government will use reduced doses of the vaccine, of which there’s currently a shortfall, to immunize those at risk, [DRC Health Minister] Felix Kabange Numbi told reporters Monday in the capital, Kinshasa. The program could begin by July…

Rapid Urbanization Threatens World’s Ability To Prevent, Control Infectious Diseases

The Guardian: More people in less space: rapid urbanization threatens global health Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…The combination of more people living in less space and placing more strain on already limited sanitation represents a fertile breeding ground for infectious disease and the insect vectors spreading…

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