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Global Support, Well-Coordinated Response Critical To Containing Ebola

BBC News: Why Ebola keeps coming back Charlie Weller, head of vaccines at the Wellcome Trust “…While we can identify high-risk [Ebola] areas, it is unrealistic to expect that we could ever eradicate this disease and impossible to know when or where the next outbreak will occur. … We can,…

KFF Updates Resource On Ebola Amid Latest Outbreak In DRC

Kaiser Family Foundation: Ebola: Five Key Questions With a new outbreak reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in May 2018, the Ebola virus is again in the news; four years have passed since the emergence of a major epidemic in West Africa in 2014 that eventually killed over…

WHO Prepares To Deploy Experimental Ebola Vaccine To Congo In Latest Outbreak

Associated Press: Ebola vaccines to be shipped to Congo, WHO chief says “Ebola vaccines will be shipped as quickly as possible to Congo as the number of suspected cases in the latest outbreak grows, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday as the agency prepared for a ‘worst-case…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Analyzing Australia’s aid trajectory (Cornish, 5/11). Devex: Applying a workplace model to family planning outreach in the Philippines (Ravelo, 5/14). Nigeria’s Guardian: Federal government, U.S. sign MoU on HIV, Hepatitis B, C survey (Onyedika-Ugoeze/Onyenucheya, 5/11). Newsweek: Meet the woman saving thousands of girls from female genital mutilation (Maza, 5/12).…

More News In Global Health

Foreign Policy: China Enlists U.N. to Promote Its Belt and Road Project (Lynch, 5/10). The Guardian: Canada sued over years of alleged experimentation on indigenous people (Kassam, 5/11). The Guardian: Hundreds of thousands of children close to dying of hunger in Congo, U.N. warns (McVeigh, 5/11). IRIN: Afghanistan battles polio:…

Localized ‘Pop-Up’ Vaccine Factories Could Help Stem Global Threat Of Disease Outbreaks

HuffPost: Why The World Needs Pop-up Vaccine Factories Harris Makatsoris, professor of manufacturing operations in the Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre at Cranfield University “…[T]he global threat from pandemics is growing. … But the core problem remains: how to manufacture vaccines quickly enough, and on a large enough scale, to save…