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70th World Health Assembly Reaches Decisions On Various Health Topics

WHO: Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 26 May 2017 “Today’s decisions at the World Health Assembly focused on implementation of the International Health Regulations, and improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sepsis…” (5/26). WHO: Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 29 May 2017 “Delegates at the World Health Assembly have…

History Shows U.S.-Russia Vaccine Science Diplomacy Could Help Ease Present-Day Tensions

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Russian-United States vaccine science diplomacy: Preserving the legacy Peter J. Hotez, editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases “…Could Cold War lessons in [vaccine diplomacy] ease today’s escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russian governments? … [E]xtraordinary opportunities remain to meld our scientific activities to…

FT Health Discusses Recent Research Pledge, Features Interview With Head Of UNFPA

FT Health: Research pledge must go further The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses a pledge made last week by leading funders and researchers to publicly register and publish the results of all their clinical trials. The newsletter also features an interview with Babatunde Osotimehin,…

Polio Elimination Efforts Become Complicated As Vaccine Supplies Run Low

STAT: As hopes for polio eradication rise, the endgame gets complicated, and a vaccine runs short “The world appears to be on the verge of finally putting an end to polio. But the endgame could get complicated. For more than a year there has been a severe shortage of the…

New Guide Provides Information For Countries Negotiating Transition From Donor Support To Sustainable Financing

Project Syndicate: Immunization Independence Helen Saxenian, senior fellow at Results for Development, and Paul Wilson, senior fellow at Results for Development and assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health “…[N]ew international funding initiatives — such … Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance — have invested billions of dollars in national…

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