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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…

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…

Public, Private Investments Must Be Made To Ensure Vaccine Coverage, R&D Into New Immunizations, Takeda Executive Says

Devex: Q&A: Rajeev Venkayya on why vaccines are a worthy investment “…The success of vaccines going forward, [Rajeev Venkayya, the president of the Global Vaccine Business Unit at Takeda Pharmaceuticals,] says, requires public and policy support for investments ‘to make sure that we’re driving strong immunization coverage everywhere but also…

Biggest Threat To CEPI’s Goals Is ‘Not Scientific, But Political’

New York Times: Stopping Pandemics Before They Start Tina Rosenberg, author and a co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network “…Over the next five years, [the Center for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)] aims to develop multiple viable vaccine candidates against three pathogens: Lassa fever, Nipah, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. ……

E.U. Court’s Decision On Vaccines Disregards Scientific Evidence

Foreign Policy: Science Won’t Save Vaccines From Lawsuits Anymore Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations “This week, the highest court of the European Union handed opponents of basic public health their greatest legal victory in recent memory. At a time [with] widening measles…

Polio Eradication Possible With Sustained Immunization, Surveillance Efforts

Washington Post: We’re closer than ever to eradicating polio — and yet there’s Syria Editorial Board “…The numbers [of polio cases] are so low today that eradication may indeed be within reach, if there is not another setback in the remaining endemic countries. For this, immunization and surveillance must be…

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