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East Africa Region Streamlining Drug Regulatory Procedures To Speed Access To New Products

Bloomberg: East Africa Seeks Streamlined Drug Oversight to Ease Access “One of the world’s poorest regions is making itself more friendly to new products from Novartis AG, Roche Holding AG, and other drugmakers by combining the pharmacy regulators of six countries. The East African Community Medicines Registration Harmonization program allows…

Sanofi Pasteur Signals End Of Experimental Zika Vaccine Research

STAT: Sanofi quietly pulls the plug on its Zika vaccine project “Vaccine giant Sanofi Pasteur has quietly pulled the plug on its Zika vaccine project, a move that underscores how difficult it may be at this stage to develop a vaccine against the virus. … While a number of experimental…

Mobile Technology Can Help Improve Health Care Access For Mothers, Children

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Bridging the maternal health care divide with mobile technology Joakim Reiter, group external affairs director at Vodafone “About 830 women around the world die each day due to pregnancy or childbirth complications. The suffering is completely unnecessary but this is where mobile technology can help. … USAID…

U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson Lauds PEPFAR’s Successes, Expresses Continued Support For Global Health Security Agenda

CIDRAP News: Secretary Tillerson lauds global health security agenda “In a keynote speech in Washington, D.C., [Wednesday] at the Grand Challenges network annual meeting, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson voiced support for U.S. collaboration on global infectious disease issues, including ongoing efforts to battle threats such as HIV and…

The Lancet Features Editorial, Opinion Pieces On Foundation For A Smoke-Free World

The Lancet: Tobacco control: a Foundation too far? Editorial Board “…[T]obacco has zero health benefits — only harms. By the creation of the Foundation [for a Smoke-Free World, which is funded by the tobacco industry’s Philip Morris International (PMI)], the risk of setting back the tobacco control cause is very…

CSIS Podcast Episodes Discuss Role Of Private Sector In Advancing HIV Goals, Global Health

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: The Role of the Private Sector in Advancing Global HIV Goals Steve Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, speaks with Gregg Alton, executive vice president of corporate and medical affairs at Gilead Sciences,…