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Malaria Vaccine To Serve As Tool Alongside Other Prevention Strategies

NPR: Why A Vaccine That Works Only A Third Of The Time Is Still A Good Deal “…[T]he expectation among researchers is that, even if RTS,S is rolled out on a large scale, the other current measures against malaria — notably bed nets and mosquito control programs — will have…

Nigeria Must Continue Work Toward Polio Eradication

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Polio Eradication: Nigeria Must Keep its Eye on the Prize Nellie Bristol, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, writes about Nigeria’s achievement of reaching one year without a recorded polio case. “…While its commitment to polio eradication…

European Regulators Provide Positive Scientific Opinion Of World’s First Malaria Vaccine; WHO To Make Policy Decisions On Use In African Countries

Agence France-Presse: Malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from European regulators “European regulators on Friday gave the go-ahead for the world’s most advanced malaria candidate vaccine, despite mixed results from a years-long trial on nearly 15,500 children in seven African countries…” (7/24). Financial Times: World’s first malaria vaccine gets green light from…

Global Health Experts Propose Creation Of $2B Vaccine Development Fund

Reuters: Health specialists call for $2 billion global fund for vaccines “Global health experts called on Wednesday for the creation of a $2 billion vaccine development fund to feed a pipeline of potential new shots against priority killer diseases like Ebola, MERS, and the West Nile virus. The fund would…

World Needs ‘More Serious And Energetic’ Commitment To Eliminate TB

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Successes in HIV Overshadow Failures in TB Todd Summers, a senior adviser to the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, argues the world needs “a more serious and energetic global commitment to TB elimination.” He writes, “…There’s been progress in reducing [TB]…

Nigeria To Mark 1 Year With No Recorded Polio Cases

The Guardian Nigeria: Cautious optimism as Nigeria marks one year without polio “Notwithstanding warnings by experts and donor agencies that the country may not be certified until 2017, Nigeria [will Friday] be successfully marking one year without polio. However, President, Nigerian Academy of Science and Chairman Expert Review Committee on…

Presidents Buhari, Obama Should Commit To Ending Polio In Nigeria, Africa

The Hill: Buhari and Obama can end polio in Africa Oyewale Tomori, president of the Nigerian Academy of Science “…Nigeria’s progress to date [on polio] is encouraging, but the country must go an additional two years without a case to be certified polio-free along with the rest of the WHO…