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Diphtheria Immunization Campaigns Begin In Bangladesh’s Rohingya Camps, Indonesia

Associated Press: Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign “Indonesia is immunizing millions of children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January…” (Karmini, 12/11). NPR: Diphtheria: What Exactly Is It … And Why Is It Back? “…With the introduction of a highly effective…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, WHO says (12/8). VOA News: WHO: Rapid Action Brings Quick End to Marburg Outbreak in Uganda (Schlein, 12/8). Devex: To tackle malnutrition, go fish (Sieff, 12/11). Devex: Q&A: Towards medicines regulatory harmonization — lessons from Zimbabwe (12/11). Financial Times: Six ways to…

GPEI Independent Monitoring Board Publishes 15th Report On Polio Eradication Efforts

Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Fifteenth Report: Every Last Hiding Place “This is the 15th report produced by the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). A separate independent monitoring board (the Transition Independent Monitoring Board, TIMB) reviews progress with the task…

3 Studies Assess Impact Of Severe Flu In Developing Countries

CIDRAP: Studies spotlight heavy burden of severe flu in developing nations “Three new studies shed more light on the burden of flu hospitalizations and deaths in developing countries, one a meta-analysis that compared levels of serious illnesses in high- and lower-income countries, and others that looked at severe infections in…

Philippines Threatens To Sue Sanofi Over Dengue Vaccine

Financial Times: Philippines threatens Sanofi with legal action over dengue vaccine “The Philippines plans to sue Sanofi over its dengue fever vaccine in response to the French drugmaker’s warning that the drug could lead to severe infections in some cases, the country’s health secretary said on Thursday. … [Francisco Duque,…

WHO Supports Decision By Philippines To Halt Dengue Vaccine Use Amid Safety Concerns

NPR: Vaccine Safety Concerns Shut Down Immunization Campaign In Philippines “The world’s only vaccine against dengue has hit a roadblock, and this complication is causing some countries to restrict use of the vaccine. Sanofi Pasteur, the French company that manufactures the shot, raised new safety concerns last week about the…

Access To Palliative Care Treatments, Including Opioids, Difficult In Developing Countries, Hindered By Fear Of Misuse Epidemic

New York Times: ‘Opiophobia’ Has Left Africa in Agony “…[H]ow … can [palliative care experts] help the 25 million people who die in agony each year in poor and middle-income countries without risking an American-style overdose epidemic abroad or triggering opposition from Western legislators and philanthropists for whom ‘opioid’ has…

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