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As Part Of ‘Answers’ Feature, Foreign Policy Examines Needs Of Global Vaccine Market

Foreign Policy: The Answers Are Out There: Inoculate Against a Global Vaccine Crisis “…Any hope of protecting the world, generally, against the resurgence of old microbes, as well as the emergence of new ones — man-made biological menaces, for example — hinges on resolving the breakdown in the manufacturing of…

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WHO Supporting Cholera Vaccination Of 1M People In Zambia; Government Closes Passport Office, Bans Street Vending To Counter Outbreak

Associated Press: Zambia to vaccinate 1 million against cholera amid outbreak “Zambia is set to vaccinate one million people in its capital against cholera as a deadly outbreak grows. The World Health Organization says doses of the cholera vaccine have been delivered to the impoverished southern African nation as fears…

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Pharmaceutical Companies Signal Reluctance To Continue Status Quo In Disease Outbreak Responses

STAT: An ‘unsustainable’ model: Drug makers signal interest in exiting vaccine development during crises “Every few years an alarming disease launches a furious, out-of-the-blue attack on people, triggering a high-level emergency response. … In nearly each case, major vaccine producers have risen to the challenge, setting aside their day-to-day profit-making…

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More Focus On Education, Health Emergency Preparedness, Grassroots Action Needed In 2018

The Guardian: The world is in a perilous place. Here’s my wishlist for change in 2018 Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) “Ours is a world overflowing with suffering. It is a world desperately in need of solutions. Many…

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PLOS Article Discusses Madagascar Plague Outbreak, Strengthening Health System To Prevent Future Outbreaks, Epidemics

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Madagascar can build stronger health systems to fight plague and prevent the next epidemic Matthew Bonds, assistant professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder/co-CEO of PIVOT, and colleagues examine the recent plague outbreak in Madagascar and discuss how an integrated…

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‘Fake News’ Fuels Dangerous Mistrust Of Vaccines, Could Enable Outbreaks

Wired U.K.: Fake news and distrust of science could lead to global epidemics Heidi Larson, director of the Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Peter Piot, director of LSHTM “Vaccines are one of the most important scientific inventions of all time, preventing…

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More News In Global Health

New York Times: India’s Supreme Court Orders Review of Gay Sex Ban (Schultz, 1/8). Reuters: Three die in South Sudan in mystery outbreak — WHO (Miles/Nebehay, 1/8). Reuters: India top court sets aside order canceling larger tobacco health warnings (Kalra/Mohanty, 1/8). U.N. News Centre: Millions of children across Somalia vaccinated…

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WHO DG Visits Madagascar, Calls For More Investment In Health System To End Plague Epidemics

WHO: WHO Director-General: invest in health to end plague in Madagascar “The Director-General of WHO has outlined his vision for a Madagascar free of plague epidemics during a three-day visit to the island nation that started on 7 January 2018. ‘Madagascar can make plague epidemics a thing of the past…

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USAID Newsletter Looks Back On Agency’s 2017 Global Health Efforts

USAID’s “Global Health News”: 2017: A YEAR IN REVIEW “As 2017 ends, we share some key global health events, milestones, and highlights from the past 12 months of our efforts at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to prevent child and maternal deaths, control the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and combat…

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News Outlets Make Predictions About Big Global Health Issues In 2018, From Polio Eradication Efforts To USAID, WHO Operations

Devex: USAID’s business forecast provides insights for the year ahead “…A total of 205 business opportunities with USAID are forecasted for the year ahead. The business opportunities range in value from $150,000 to $2.5 billion and provide opportunities for businesses to partner with USAID in delivering solutions for job development,…

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