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Devex: Call for road deaths to be recognized as child health emergency (Abrahams, 12/14). Devex: Aid community silenced in Ethiopia (Root, 12/14). Devex: The impact of climate inaction on food security (Cornish, 12/13). The Guardian: ‘A child is killed daily’: saving lives in Brazil’s deadliest city for adolescents (Griffin, 12/14).…

Tuberculosis Research Funding Hits High, Falls Short Of Global Target

Nature: Global funding for tuberculosis research hits all-time high “Global spending on tuberculosis research hit a high in 2017, according to a report released on 3 December. Investment reached US$772 million, up from $726 million in 2016, says the report, from the activist organization Treatment Action Group (TAG) in New…

‘Push,’ ‘Pull’ Market Incentives Needed To Spur Antibiotic Drug Development

STAT: What’s holding pharma back from the next antibiotic breakthrough? Peter Bak, vice president for life science strategy at Back Bay Life Science Advisors “…While scientists work to uncover new ways to combat antibiotic-resistant microbes … the question of how to best develop and commercialize novel antibiotics while at the…

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Associated Press: Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse (Keyton, 12/9). Associated Press: Slovak hospitals hold new Roma mothers against their will (Cheng, 12/10). CNN: How low tech is making a big impact on maternal deaths in Nigeria (Adeoye, 12/7). The Guardian: ‘No world to leave our children’: progress…

Canada Announces Additional Funding For CEPI As Coalition Looks To Test ‘Vaccine Platform’ For Multiple Pathogens

Homeland Preparedness News: Canada to donate additional CA$10 mil to CEPI for anti-epidemic efforts “Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau affirmed another 10 million Canadian dollars for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) [last] week, in an effort to bolster the development of vaccines. The announcement was made following the…

Trump Administration Freezes Acquisition Of Fetal Tissue For Research, Including HIV Experiments

Science: Trump administration has quietly barred NIH scientists from acquiring fetal tissue “U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has ordered scientists employed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to stop acquiring new human fetal tissue for experiments, ScienceInsider has learned. The suspension, imposed this past September without a public…

PREVENT Releases Guidance On Ethical Inclusion Of Pregnant Women In Vaccine Research, Deployment

Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics, and New Technologies: Pregnant Women & Vaccines Against Emerging Epidemic Threats “This Guidance provides a roadmap for the ethically responsible, socially just, and respectful inclusion of the interests of pregnant women in the development and deployment of vaccines against emerging pathogens. … The Guidance…

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