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Testing Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Raises Ethical, Logistical Questions

News outlets discuss the ethical and logistical challenges surrounding the testing of an Ebola vaccine. Bloomberg News: Ebola Vaccine Trials May Give Placebo to Those at Risk “As global health officials rush to begin human trials of two promising Ebola vaccines in West African medical workers, a daunting question remains unanswered:…

News Outlets Report On Medical Research Surrounding Ebola, Other NTDs

News outlets report on medical research related to potential Ebola treatments and vaccines, as well as research related to other neglected tropical diseases. The Guardian: Ebola is in America — and, finally, within range of Big Pharma “As the Ebola epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, with more than…

Devex Interviews Gavi Chief On Innovative Financing For 2016-2020

Devex: Gavi to seek more innovative financing for 2016-2020 “As the Gavi Alliance gets ready for its next replenishment conference on Jan. 27, 2015, in Berlin, the organization is already in talks with donors and partners to figure out how to get the $7.5 billion the alliance needs for 2016-2020.…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

News outlets report on various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. IRIN: Ebola and the media — Nigeria’s good news story (Anyaka, 9/30). NPR: Ebola Researchers Have A Radical Idea: Rush A Vaccine Into The Field (Dickerson, 9/30). Reuters: W. Africa Ebola crisis hits tourism, compounds hunger in Gambia (Hussain, 10/1).…

Gavi, Partners Work To Improve Vaccine Implementation, Strengthen Health Systems

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Speeding Up the Race for Medical Innovations Dagfinn Høybråten, chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, discusses the alliance and its partners’ efforts to improve vaccine implementation and strengthen health systems (9/30).

The Atlantic Examines Challenges Surrounding TB Vaccine Development

The Atlantic: Toward an Effective Tuberculosis Vaccine “…While we have vaccines to thank for the decline of global diseases like measles and smallpox, vaccination’s role in the worldwide battle against TB has been comparatively minimal. … So, what is it about a TB vaccine that’s had science stymied for over…

Polio Vaccination Campaign Shows How Prevention Is Key To Public Health

World Economic Forum: Why it pays to invest in disease prevention John Hewko, general secretary of Rotary International, discusses the importance of prevention in public health, using the success of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as an example (9/28).

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