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Devex: RCT evaluation points to value of targeting new fathers for gender equality (Edwards, 4/6). Global Atlanta: The Carter Center Central to Liberia’s Mental Health Initiatives (Bolton, 4/5). The Lancet: Progress in influenza surveillance in Africa (Green, 4/7). The Lancet: Violence rife in Mexico, affecting medical community (Agren, 4/7). Thomson…

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Devex: Biggest U.K. aid organizations report gender pay gap in favor of men (Abrahams, 4/5). Global Health NOW: 500 Million People Need Health Insurance? Call Indu Bhushan (Simpson, 4/3). NPR: Advice To Parachuting Docs: Think Before You Jump Into Poor Countries (Silver, 4/4). NPR: A Young Doctor Learns How Hard…

State Department Blog Post Discusses U.S. Role In Global Pandemic Preparedness, Response

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: A Somber Centennial — U.S. Health Diplomacy Aims to Prevent Repeat of Catastrophic Flu Pandemics Recognizing the centennial of the influenza pandemic of 1918, Judith Gerber, principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, discusses the U.S. global…

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The Atlantic: Why is Nigeria Experiencing a Record-High Outbreak of Lassa Fever? (Yong, 2/28). Devex: Humanitarians struggle to deliver aid as violence spreads in CAR (Roby, 3/5). Devex: What’s the problem with WASH innovation? (Rogers, 3/5). Devex: UNICEF starts 2018 with its largest appeal yet for humanitarian action (Lieberman, 3/2).…

NIAID Prioritizes Development Of Universal Influenza Vaccine

United Press International: NIH agency’s priority: Developing universal flu vaccine “The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has announced a new priority: developing a universal influenza vaccine that can protect people of all ages against multiple flu strains. The NIAID, which is part of the National Institutes of Health,…

NIAID Publishes New Strategic Plan To Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

NIH: NIAID unveils strategic plan for developing a universal influenza vaccine “Developing a universal influenza vaccine — a vaccine that can provide durable protection for all age groups against multiple influenza strains, including those that might cause a pandemic — is a priority for the National Institute of Allergy and…

CDC Seeks More Than $400M To Build New High-Containment Research Laboratory

Associated Press: CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs “Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world’s most dangerous germs, the nation’s top public health agency is asking for more than $400 million to build a new one. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control…

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Associated Press: Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production (Rising, 2/22). CIDRAP News: WHO changes 2 strains for 2018-19 flu vaccine (Schnirring, 2/22). Devex: Humanitarian sector in DRC not able to access many of the affected populations (Jerving, 2/23). The Guardian: Drug-resistant superbug to blame for deadly typhoid outbreak in…

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…

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