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Reuters Examines Challenges Of Bringing First Malaria Vaccine To Market

Reuters: Caveats, costs, and complexities shadow first malaria vaccine “…Backed by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and developed by GlaxoSmithKline, the vaccine — called RTS,S or Mosquirix — is being assessed by regulators and global health authorities. Granting it a license and recommending it for rollout in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria…

Measles Outbreak In Cameroon Advances Because Parents Refused Vaccinations

VOA News: Measles Virus Races Through Northwest Cameroon “A measles epidemic is sweeping through northwestern Cameroon, with reports of more than 300 children infected and several deaths in just a week. Dr. Sama Julius of the expanded immunization program in northwestern Cameroon said the epidemic got its start because people…

HIV Vaccine Research Helps Promote Innovation In Other Prevention Methods

Devex: Bold goal of stopping HIV is motivating great science Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer and worldwide chair for pharmaceuticals at Johnson & Johnson “…The good news is that this massive challenge [of finding an HIV vaccine] has unleashed stunning creativity in laboratories all over the world. The bold goal…

Gavi Announces Support For Immunization Programs, Health Systems In Ebola-Hit West Africa

Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance: Gavi to support rebuilding of immunization programs in Ebola-affected countries “Plans to rebuild immunization services wrecked by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will form the first stage of Gavi’s Ebola investment support and will ensure that hundreds of thousands of children who…

Fresh Food Supply Chains Can Learn From Recent Vaccine Supply Chain Innovations

The Guardian: Why transporting vegetables is not so different from delivering vaccines Bruce Y. Lee, director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center at Johns Hopkins “…Until agricultural supply chains for low-income countries are improved, fresh fruits and vegetables may have little chance against their hardier and less healthy [processed food]…

Oral Vaccine, WASH Efforts Effective Tools To Control Cholera Outbreaks

Healthline News: Cholera Risk Remains High Today, but Vaccine Can Control Epidemic “In spite of an estimated three million to five million cases of cholera each year in the world, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) are confident this potentially deadly disease can be controlled. The fight against cholera…

2 U.S. Oil Companies, Equatorial Guinea Partner To Fund Malaria Vaccine Trials

Financial Times: Hopes rise for malaria vaccine as oil companies fund trials “Two U.S. oil companies are pouring millions of dollars into the trials of a promising malaria vaccine in Equatorial Guinea in a rare sign of foreign investors trying to help tackle one of Africa’s biggest health scourges. Marathon…