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CIDRAP News: DRC reports second Ebola case from urban hub (Schnirring, 9/10). Global Health NOW: The Lessons of Alma-Ata (Simpson, 9/9). The Guardian: Polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea reaches capital Port Moresby (Lyons, 9/10). The Guardian: Spanish flu: the killer that still stalks us, 100 years on (Honigsbaum, 9/9).…

International Community Must Prioritize Efforts To Address Pneumonia

The Lancet: Pneumonia: a global cause without champions Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save the Children U.K., and Devi Sridhar, co-investigator on the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Respiratory Health at the University of Edinburgh “…Why has childhood pneumonia achieved such limited traction on the health agendas of governments and…

News Outlets Report On Global Health, Development Issues Related To China

New York Times: China Has Withheld Samples of a Dangerous Flu Virus “For over a year, the Chinese government has withheld lab samples of a rapidly evolving influenza virus from the United States — specimens needed to develop vaccines and treatments, according to federal health officials. … Now, as the…

More News In Global Health

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…

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