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Conflict Continues To Exacerbate Cholera Outbreaks In Yemen, Somalia, Hinder Polio Immunization Efforts In Syria

CIDRAP News: Thousands more cholera cases reported in Yemen, Somalia “In a pair of outbreak updates yesterday, Yemen confirmed another 35,000 cholera cases, while Somalia reported a slight slowdown, with only 1,121 cases reported in the past few weeks. The outbreaks are part of ongoing outbreaks in several countries in…

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12.9M Infants Worldwide Did Not Receive Any Routine Immunizations In 2016, U.N. Agencies Report

Newsweek: Global Disease: Nearly 13 Million Infants Were Not Vaccinated In 2016 “New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have found that 12.9 million infants, or nearly one in 10, around the world didn’t receive any vaccinations in 2016. Consequently, these infants missed the first dose of…

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In Series Of Letters, Sanofi Denies Rejecting U.S. Army Request For Fair Pricing Of Zika Vaccine

STAT: Sanofi denies rejecting Army request for a fair price on a Zika vaccine “In a series of letters to the U.S. Army and several senators, Sanofi is denying that it rejected so-called fair pricing for a Zika virus vaccine that the company is developing with American taxpayer funds. The…

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WHO Likely To Reverse Decision To Send Cholera Vaccines To Yemen Due To Security, Logistical Challenges; Outbreak Could Accelerate Famine As Agencies Shift Resources

Associated Press: U.N.: Yemen unlikely to get cholera vaccine as first planned “U.N. officials said Tuesday that plans to ship as many as one million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen are likely to be shelved over security, access, and logistical challenges, even as the deadly caseload continues to balloon…

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FT Health Discusses Germany’s Role In G20, Features Interview With GHIT’s BT Slingsby

FT Health: Germany takes leadership on global health The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses Germany’s role at the G20 Summit, noting, “Germany has stepped up its funding and provided focus, notably around strengthening the response to the rising threat of antibiotic drug resistance. This…

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Health Officials Consider Polio Immunization Campaign In War-Torn Raqqa, Syria; Pakistan Reports New Wild Polio Case

CIDRAP News: Syria, Pakistan report new polio cases “Another child in Raqqa, the ISIS-held city in Syria, is paralyzed after being infected with vaccine-derived polio virus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is the second case in Raqqa reported in recent weeks. To date, there have been 24…

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Improving Access To WASH, Being ‘Proactive’ Vital To Preventing, Controlling Cholera Outbreaks

New Scientist: A cholera pandemic has raged for 56 years. Time to stamp it out Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Yemen reinforces a crucial lesson: when it comes to cholera we need to be proactive, not reactive. When we know there is a very high chance that…

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CDC Continues Efforts To Improve Health In U.S., Abroad

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC Protects People from Disease Threats and Outbreaks in the U.S. and Around the World Carmen Villar, deputy director for policy and communications at the CDC’s Center for Global Health, discusses the agency’s efforts to improve global health, including efforts and partnerships to eradicate polio, detect…

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WHO Reports 5 Additional Polio Cases In Syria; Vaccine Shipments En Route To War-Torn Nation

CIDRAP News: Five more polio cases reported in Syria as vaccine ships “Five more vaccine-derived polio cases have been confirmed in Syria, and vaccine shipments are on their way to the region, with the first of two immunization campaigns slated to begin next week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said…

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Conflict Driving Cholera Outbreak, Food Insecurity In Yemen

Associated Press: From destruction to cholera, Yemen war brings disasters “…In May, a senior U.N. humanitarian official declared that Yemen was site of ‘the world’s largest food security crisis.’ More than 17 million desperately need food, and nearly seven million of those are ‘one step away from famine.’ Last week…

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