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WHO Adopts New Global Strategy To Strengthen Vector Control

U.N. News Centre: With innovative strategy, U.N. health agency launches new offensive against vector-borne diseases “…Starting in June 2016, the U.N. health agency began developing a comprehensive response to strategically guide countries and partners to urgently strengthen vector control as a fundamental approach to preventing disease and responding to outbreaks.…

U.N.-Backed Global Mosquito Alert Network Launched To Help Track Emerging Disease Trends

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed network brings together thousands to help tackle mosquito-borne diseases “…Dubbed the Global Mosquito Alert, the new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world working against mosquito borne viruses, such as Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria, and the West Nile virus.…

Media Outlets Report On Cholera, Meningitis, Dengue Outbreaks In Middle East, Africa

Agence France-Presse: Hundreds of suspected cholera cases in Yemen: MSF “At least 570 suspected cases of cholera have surfaced in war-torn Yemen in the past three weeks, sparking fears of a potential epidemic, Doctors Without Borders said Sunday…” (5/7). Reuters: Yemen cholera outbreak kills 25 people in a week: WHO…

Community Participation Key To Eliminating Malaria In Africa, Globally

STAT: Communities can be powerful forces in the fight against malaria Janet Midega, scientist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Program, research associate at the University of Oxford’s Center for Genomics and Global Health, and 2017 Aspen New Voices fellow “…[C]ommunities can, and should, be more deeply involved and can actually…

Proactive, Integrated Approach Including Vaccination Critical To Control Dengue

Huffington Post: 4 Billion People At Risk Of Being Infected With The Fastest Growing Mosquito-Borne Disease Melvin Sanicas, vaccinologist and public health physician “…No specific antiviral therapy exists [for dengue], but after decades of research, we now have a vaccine. A vaccine could have a major public health impact if…

Blog Post Outlines 5 Global Health Stories To Look Forward To In 2017

U.N. Dispatch: 5 Big Global Health Victories to Anticipate in 2017. (This is Humanity Affirming Stuff!) Alanna Shaikh, an international development professional who writes for U.N. Dispatch, discusses five global health victories to anticipate in 2017, including the elimination of Guinea worm; implementation of a dengue fever vaccine; expected approval…

New Outbreaks Like Zika Divert Attention From Existing Mosquito-Borne Disease Challenges

The Guardian: Outbreaks like Zika distract us from other medical emergencies Gary Finnegan, editor in chief at Break Dengue “…[E]fforts to develop … dengue response strategies are being slowed down by the outbreak of a more headline grabbing mosquito-borne virus — Zika. … The Zika outbreak has, quite rightly, spent…

New Dengue Vaccine Could Protect People From Disease If Targeted Accurately

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Dengue vaccine no silver bullet but worth a shot for those who need it most Stefan Flasche, assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s department of infectious disease epidemiology “…A new London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine-led study published in the journal…

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