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Financial Times Health Report Examines Vaccine Research, Development, Funding

Financial Times: FT Health: Vaccines “In today’s connected world, where outbreaks of infectious disease can spread faster than ever, scientists and health workers are under pressure to develop vaccines to fight new threats like Ebola and Zika. Innovation and cooperation will be needed to beat the next pandemic…” The special…

USAID Continues To Invest In Global Immunization Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Saving Lives Today, Saving Costs Tomorrow: Why USAID Invests in Immunization Katie Taylor, USAID’s deputy child and maternal survival coordinator and deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, recognizes World Immunization Week and discusses USAID’s global immunization efforts, including the agency’s work with…

WHO To Emphasize Vaccine Successes During World Immunization Week

U.N. News Centre: Immunization ‘game-changers’ should be the norm worldwide, says U.N. health agency “The U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) announced that during World Immunization Week 2016, which begins Sunday, it will be highlighting recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlining further steps countries can take to meet global vaccination…

Spinal Meningitis Poses Risk To 450M Africans In 2016, Experts Say

Agence France-Presse: 450 million Africans threatened by spinal meningitis “Spinal meningitis, which can kill in 24 hours, poses a threat to 450 million Africans this year, according to medical experts from eight of the continent’s countries. Meningococcal meningitis is a global burden that affects 1.2 million people every year and…

World Begins Polio Vaccine Switch In Effort To Eliminate Disease

Deutsche Welle: WHO launches worldwide effort to completely eliminate polio “More than 150 countries and territories launched a new effort on Sunday that health experts hope will lead to the complete eradication of the polio virus within the next year or two…” (4/17). NPR: New Polio Vaccine Rolled Out In…

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