Global Post examines the quest for an effective vaccine to fight malaria. According to Global Post, “epidemiologists are pinning their hopes on a malaria vaccine” because “[k]illing mosquitoes, or avoiding bites, is an imprecise solution to malaria.”
The AP/Washington Post examines attempts to create a live vaccine and mutant mosquitoes to fight malaria.
A new two-year trial to test a tuberculosis vaccine aimed at boosting the efficacy of the BCG vaccine is scheduled to begin soon in South Africa, IRIN reports.
A Johnson & Johnson-run study found that its experimental drug TMC207 could make conventional tuberculosis treatment five times more effective against multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) because it cleared traces of the TB bacteria in the sputum of 48 percent of study volunteers after eight weeks, Reuters reports.
Scientists on Tuesday kicked off a Phase III clinical trial of a malaria vaccine â€“ the final stage in pre-approval testing â€“ in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, Nature News reports.
Also in Global Health News: Pakistan Polio Vaccine Effort; New GHC President; Tanzania Expanding RDTs; HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trial; Thailand HIV Effort
Pakistan Launches Polio Vaccine Effort Pakistani health officials on WednesdayÂ announced a three-dayÂ nationwideÂ anti-polio vaccination campaign targeting theÂ children ofÂ internally displaced persons (IDPs)Â camps, theÂ News InternationalÂ reports. The announcment was made at a UNICEF-sponsored ceremony held at a Peshawar schoolÂ (Mahmood, News International, 5/28). Altaf Bosan, who leads the expanded immunization program,Â said that targeting…