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PLOS Special Issue Focuses On Maternal, Child Health, Nutrition

PLOS Medicine: Maternal and Child Health & Nutrition This Special Issue of PLOS Medicine highlights the importance of nutrition for maternal and child health and includes articles on the impact of maternal metformin treatment for treatment of gestational diabetes, the impact of nutritional supplementation during pregnancy on antibody responses to…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Ebola Outbreak, Response In DRC

The Conversation: The Uganda vaccine trial: how African researchers are tackling Ebola Yap Boum, professor in the faculty of Medicine at Mbarara University of Science and Technology “…Last week researchers from Epicentre, Uganda Virus Research Institute, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, and the London School of Tropical Medicine and…

GSK Transfers Rights To Experimental Ebola, Marburg Vaccines To Sabin Institute

Reuters: GSK ends development of Ebola vaccine, hands work to U.S. institute “British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is giving up its work on developing three potential vaccines against the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses, despite an ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. … U.S. drugmakers Merck and Johnson & Johnson…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: New Zealand government plans to ease abortion restrictions (Perry, 8/5). Borgen Magazine: Mitigating the Effect of Anti-Vaxxers on Global Health (Ramos, 8/5). Borgen Magazine: The Eradication of Malaria in Argentina and Algeria (Hall, 8/3). Borgen Magazine: Legislation to Tackle Violence Against Women Around the World (Bryant, 8/3). Health…

Organizations Discuss DRC’s Ebola Outbreak One Year Into Response

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: Can public works help fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo? (Bisca/Bance, 7/31). Columbia News: The Global Response to Ebola Outbreak: What Took So Long? (Cantor, 7/31). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: A year into DRC Ebola outbreak, control eludes the response while funding remains in question…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Nicaragua declares alert over dengue fever (7/31). Nature: ‘Mosaic’ HIV vaccine to be tested in thousands of people across the world (Mega, 7/31). NBC News: Nigeria is on the brink of eliminating polio, thanks to women (Charles, 7/31). STAT: To mitigate the effects of climate change, one researcher…

More News In Global Health

The BMJ: WHO tobacco report: smoking cessation services must be stepped up (Mahase, 7/29). Borgen Magazine: Dose Poles Simplify Elephantiasis Treatment (Santos, 7/29). CNBC: Morgan Stanley launches new tool to let advisers, investors measure sustainable investing goals (Konish, 7/29). Devex: Can sweet potatoes reduce widespread vitamin A deficiency in Africa?…

Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science & Policy Group Release Report Calling For Urgent, Coordinated Effort To Develop Universal Influenza Vaccine

Aspen Institute: Sabin Vaccine Institute and The Aspen Institute Release Report Calling for Bold, New, and Coordinated Commitments to Making Universal Influenza Vaccines a Reality “A new report released [Thursday] by the Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science & Policy Group, a joint initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and the Aspen Institute,…