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Conference Outlines Ways To Improve Maternal, Newborn, Child Health

Huffington Post: How to Save Women and Children Stephen Cornish, executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Canada “…The organizers and participants of last week’s conference [in Canada titled 'Saving Every Woman Every Child: Within Arm's Reach'] are to be commended for seeking concrete steps to improve maternal, newborn,…

New Technologies Emerge To Address Malnutrition, Fight Disease

News outlets report on emerging technologies to address undernutrition and fight diseases, specifically through food. The Atlantic: The Science of Designing Food for the World’s Poor “…The Canadian government has poured $2 million in aid into the product [Mi Comidita] — a super-cereal for kids during their pivotal first two years,…

Newspaper, Blog Remember Epidemiologist Ciro De Quadros

A newspaper and blog reflect on the life of global health epidemiologist Ciro de Quadros. Washington Post: Ciro de Quadros, pioneering epidemiologist, dies at 74 “Ciro de Quadros, a Brazilian-born doctor and epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox in the 1970s and later led efforts that eliminated polio and measles in…

Oral Cholera Vaccine 86% Effective, Study Shows

News outlets report on a recent study’s findings that an oral cholera vaccine is 86 percent effective in controlling the disease. Agence France-Presse/Global Post: Cholera vaccine is 86 percent effective “A cheap and easy to deliver oral vaccine against cholera is 86 percent effective in preventing the infection which causes…

Sabin Vaccine Institute Mourns Passing Of Executive Vice President De Quadros

Sabin Vaccine Institute: Sabin Vaccine Institute Mourns the Passing of Executive Vice President Ciro de Quadros, MD “…At the time of his death, Dr. de Quadros worked as Executive Vice President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, where for more than a decade he led advocacy efforts that encouraged low- and…

Number Of U.S. Measles Cases Reaches 20-Year High

New York Times: Measles Cases in U.S. Reach a 20-Year High “Largely because of resistance to vaccination, cases of measles have reached a 20-year high in the United States, federal health officials said on Thursday…” (McNeil, 5/29).

Involve Women In Search For AIDS Vaccine

Huffington Post Canada: Women Need an AIDS Vaccine Margie McGlynn, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) “…Women need an AIDS vaccine. They also need to be directly involved in the process of developing one. … The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is working with partners in…

Public Health Programs ‘Should Be Politically Neutral’

The Lancet: Polio eradication: the CIA and their unintended victims “…On May 16, 2014, the White House announced that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs as a cover for espionage. The news comes in the wake of a series of militant attacks on polio vaccination workers in Pakistan,…

Universal Immunization Critical To Prevent Outbreaks, Such As Measles

Washington Post: As measles cases increase, a sharp call for vaccinations “Even when there are significant gains against infectious diseases, there can be reversals. … The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that there have already been more [measles] cases this year [in the U.S.], 288, than in…

Supporting Immunization Programs Is ‘Proven Investment In Future Generations’

Huffington Post: Expanding Impact, Replenishing Hope Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…At the World Health Assembly, the world’s health ministers recognized four decades of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), and in Brussels the GAVI Alliance kicked off its ambitious plan for…