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Ebola-Hit Sierra Leone Faces Continuing Food Shortages, U.N. Food Agencies Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: In post-Ebola Sierra Leone, more than half the population face food shortages — U.N. “As Sierra Leone recovers from the deadly effects of Ebola, more than half the population face food shortages, and many will not cope if further disasters such as drought or floods strike, U.N.…

CEPI Aims To Advance Vaccine Candidates, Develop Platforms To Accelerate R&D, But Needs More Investment

The Lancet: CEPI — a new global R&D organization for epidemic preparedness and response John-Arne R√łttingen, interim chief executive officer of CEPI, and colleagues representing governments and foundations who are investing in CEPI “…[The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)] has two main objectives: to advance vaccine candidates against priority…

Gates Foundation’s Trevor Mundel Discusses CEPI In Scientific American Podcast

Scientific American: Rapid-Response Vaccines for Epidemic Outbreaks In this podcast, “Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Gates Foundation, talks to Scientific American Editor-in-Chief Mariette DiChristina about the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the efforts to create vaccine platforms for rapid responses to epidemics…” (DiChristina/Mirsky, 1/30).

Global Health Community Should Reflect On ‘Unifying Power Of Health’ In 2017

The Lancet: 2017: The unifying power of health Editorial Board “…2016 has … seen some striking successes in health: polio eradication has come tantalizingly close … and 30 million people were successfully vaccinated against a raging yellow fever outbreak in DR Congo and Angola … At its best, the health…

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Draft Resolution On Global Health In Foreign Policy, Decides To Hold High-Level Meeting On TB

U.N. General Assembly: Adopting Text on Global Health Challenges, General Assembly Urges Cross-sector Engagement in Tackling Ebola, Zika, Other Viruses “…By the terms of the draft resolution ‘Global health and foreign policy: health employment and economic growth,’ adopted without a vote, the Assembly urged Member States to continue to consider…

Cholera Outbreak Threatens Haiti As Nation Begins Recovery From Hurricane Matthew

Los Angeles Times: In Hurricane Matthew’s wake, Haiti is left to face an old foe: cholera “…The waterborne disease was a scourge even before Hurricane Matthew roared across the Tiburon Peninsula eight days ago. Cholera was inadvertently brought to the country in the wake of the disastrous 2010 earthquake by…

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