Lancet Comment Calls For Global Plan For Justice In Response To Health Inequalities A Lancet Comment appeals for “an international call to action through a global plan for justiceâ€”a voluntary compact between states and their partners” to help meet the health needs of people living in developing countries. Such a…
“The deans of the nation’s top public health schools sent a letter to President Obama on Monday condemning the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of a vaccination campaign ruse in the hunt for Osama bin Laden,” the New York Times reports, noting, “The letter was signed by deans at Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and nine…
Beginning on Thursday, “Mumbai, Indiaâ€™s commercial capital, will shut schools and movie theaters as swine flu-related deaths jumped, ignoring federal government advice to keep educational institutions open,” Bloomberg reports.
HHS announced on Monday that manufacturing and packaging issues have reduced by more than half the number of H1N1 vaccine doses that will be available in October when the U.S. vaccination campaign is set to start, Reuters reports.
“A new needle-free measles vaccine with the potential to save thousands of children’s lives” is set to enter clinical trials in India next year, “where measles kills almost 200,000” infants and children annually, the Press Association reports.
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European Laboratories Form Consortium To Study Neglected Tropical Diseases A handful of European universities and industries have formed a consortium to “boost drug development for the treatment of two deadly diseases, the African sleeping sickness and Leishmaniasis, which affect millions of people worldwide,” afrol News reports. “This new project combines…
“Northern hemisphere countries have so far ordered more than one billion doses of swine flu vaccine, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday, sparking warnings over shortages,” Agence France-Presse reports.
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Researchers Use Breeding Method To Create Plant With High Levels Of Artemisinin In an effort to produce more artemisinin than is naturally found in the plant artemisia annua, researchers at York University’s Centre for Novel Agricultural Products are using “fast-track breeding methods to create a plant that contains much higher…
The WHO’s flu chief Keiji Fukuda on Saturday called upon wealthy nations and vaccine manufacturers to donate H1N1 (swine) flu vaccines to developing countries, the Associated Press reports.
In the coming months, countries should prepare for an “explosion” in new cases of H1N1 (swine) flu until peak transmission of the virus is reached, the WHO’s Western Pacific director, Shin Young-soo told a symposium of health officials gathered in Beijing Friday, the Associated Press reports.