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Intellectual Property Watch: The Myth Behind Health And Trade Agreements — Q&A With Othoman Mellouk (6/18). News Deeply: Doctors Without Borders: Undernutrition Is a Community Health Issue (Green, 6/18). Newsweek: What is Disease X? Deadly bird flu virus could be next pandemic (Andrew, 6/15). NPR: As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise,…

2 Childhood Vaccines Responsible For Saving 1.45M Lives Since 2000, Study Shows

VOA News: Vaccines Make Major Dent in Child Deaths from Pneumonia, Meningitis “[Two childhood vaccines] have saved 1.45 million children’s lives this century, according to a new study. … The bacteria targeted by the shots, Haemophilus influenzae type b (known as Hib) and Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), are major causes of…

Blog Posts Discuss Grand Challenges Awardees, Call For Proposals For Flu Vaccine Development

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Great ideas from the next round of Grand Challenges Explorations Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director, and Rebekah Neal, program officer, both with the Discovery and Translational Sciences team in Global Health at the Gates Foundation, discuss the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative and “announce funding…

Strengthening Global Defenses Against Pandemic Threats Critical For World’s Health

Washington Post: Think ‘globalists’ are villains? Look at the Ebola outbreak. Michael Gerson, syndicated columnist “…When it comes to health, the world has become a single, massive body. A serious infection arriving at the weakest part of the immune system — say, the health systems of West Africa — could…

Scientific American Highlights U.S. Efforts To Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

Scientific American: A New Push for a Universal Flu Vaccine “If all goes according to plan, the annual flu shot protects about 60 percent of vaccinated people. This year’s inoculation, of course, fell far short of such expectations, safeguarding only one in four vaccinated people who encountered the dominant H3N2…

USAID Newsletter Focuses On Infectious Diseases

USAID’s “Global Health News”: A Focus on Infectious Disease USAID’s April 2018 newsletter focuses on infectious diseases. “Scores of infectious diseases threaten humankind — both familiar ones like malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases, as well as emerging viruses and bacterial infections such as Ebola, H5N1 avian flu, and…

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