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Robust Funding, Action Needed To Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

U.S. News & World Report: Tame the Flu Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA “…We have gone without a universal flu vaccine, one effective against all of the many forms of flu viruses, for too long. Right now, there is progress being made in the…

U.S. Senators Push For Funds To Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

Associated Press/U.S. News & World Report: Senators Call for $1B for Flu Vaccine Development “There’s a push in Washington to spend $1 billion over the next five years to encourage the development of a universal flu vaccine…” (2/17).

More News In Global Health

AP/Boston Globe: Nigeria reports 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever; 37 dead (2/14). U.N. News: Some four million Iraqi children in need says UNICEF, ahead of investment conference in Kuwait (2/12). U.N. News: UN agency sets ambitious target to reduce hunger and poverty for millions worldwide (2/13). Wall Street Journal:…

3 Ways U.S. Should Prepare For Future Influenza Pandemic

The Conversation: 3 ways the U.S. should prepare for the next flu pandemic Lance Gable, associate professor at Wayne State University “…If the world were to face a new strain of flu similar in novelty and virulence to the 1918 virus, our capacity to prevent a pandemic would still fall…

‘Pandemic In Slow Motion’ Reason To Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

Financial Times: Flu risks apply pressure on science for a universal vaccine Anjana Ahuja, science commentator at Financial Times “…Many scientists … insist that the only way to stop a future [influenza] pandemic is by developing a universal flu vaccine. … One approach to a universal vaccine, being pursued at Oxford University’s Jenner…

Governments, Donors, Private Sector Should Prioritize Efforts To Address Global Pneumonia

Financial Times: Letter to the editor: Pneumonia is the single biggest killer of children in world’s poorest countries Kevin Watkins, CEO at Save The Children U.K., and colleagues “…Despite the relentless tide of fatalities, most governments are failing to prioritize pneumonia prevention and treatment. … [Governments] need not just to…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Liberian executive order banning FGM expected to lack enforcement (Roby, 2/2). New York Times: India Wants to Give Half a Billion People Free Health Care (Goel/Kumar, 2/1). Reuters: India’s ‘Modicare’ to cost about $1.7 billion a year: sources (Kalra et. al, 2/2). Reuters: Philippines says anti-dengue vaccine may be…

February 2018 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The February 2018 WHO Bulletin includes articles on various issues, including an editorial on health, climate, and small island states by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; a research paper…

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CNN: India’s gender inequality has led to millions of ‘unwanted’ girls (McKirdy, 1/30). Global Health NOW: Climate Change: When Dengue Reaches Helsinki (Shufro, 1/26). NPR: Too Little, Too Late, Too Risky: Surgery In Africa (Brink, 1/29). Reuters: 60,000 North Korean children may starve, sanctions slow aid: UNICEF (Nebehay, 1/30). Thomson…

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