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February 23, 2017

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In Letter, Members Of Congress Urge U.S. Army Not To Exclusively License Experimental Zika Vaccine To Sanofi Pasteur

STAT: Lawmakers urge U.S. Army not to issue exclusive license to Sanofi for a Zika vaccine “Nearly a dozen members of Congress are urging the U.S. Army not to issue an exclusive license to Sanofi Pasteur to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus over concerns the product may be…

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U.N. Issues Appeal For At Least $4.4B Over Next Month To Address Hunger Crises In 4 Nations

Devex: U.N. outlines ‘new way of working in crisis’ with $4.4B famine appeal for 4 countries “The United Nations has announced a $4.4 billion appeal to respond to the escalating risk of famine in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen in a move defined by strengthened coordination between development and…

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The Lancet Infectious Diseases Interviews Finalists For WHO Director General Position

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: WHO Director General shortlist chosen “On 25 January 2017, the WHO Executive Board announced the shortlisted candidates for the post of director general. Talha Burki speaks with the contenders…” (Burki, March 2017).

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Public-Private Partnerships Vital To Jordan’s Water Sector, Can Help Other Governments Achieve Development Goals

Millennium Challenge Corporation: Mobilizing Private-Sector Investment to Transform Jordan’s Water System Alex Russin, MCC resident country director in Jordan, discusses the role of public-private partnerships in improving Jordan’s water sector, writing, “Public-private partnerships play an important role in helping MCC achieve its mission of reducing poverty through economic growth. With limited…

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Former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss Speaks With IPW About High-Level Panel On Access To Medicines Report

Intellectual Property Watch: Momentum-Building: An Interview With Ruth Dreifuss On High-Level Panel On Access To Medicines “Former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss, co-chair of the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines, participated in a Geneva event on rare diseases earlier this month. She agreed to answer Intellectual…

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African Business Magazine Examines How Product Development Partnerships Help Drive R&D, Markets For New Drugs, Vaccines, Diagnostics

African Business Magazine: Partnerships to fight disease “…Investing in the discovery, development, and manufacture of drugs to combat tropical and poverty-related diseases in African countries with limited resources to fund research or pay for treatments was a commercial non-starter. … The product development partnership (PDP) model, which emerged in the…

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Africa CDC In ‘Unique Position’ To Promote African Public Health But Uncertainty Over Funding Remains

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: A new day for African public health Editorial Board “…The [Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)] is Africa’s first continent-wide public health agency … The aim of the Africa CDC will be to establish early warning and response surveillance systems, respond to emergencies,…

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Investing In Global Health Workforce Vital To Maintain U.S., Global Security

STAT: Global health is an investment we can’t afford to pass up Vanessa Kerry, CEO and cofounder of Seed Global Health “…The huge differences between health care in the developed world and the developing world are due, in part, to the particularly dire shortage of health care workers. … With…

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Future Of Health, Development ‘Hangs In The Balance’ Under Trump Administration

JAMA: How Will President Trump’s Policies Affect Domestic and Global Health and Development? Lawrence O. Gostin, professor and faculty director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and director of the WHO’s Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights “There…

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