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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…

South Sudan Sees Progress On Pentavalent Vaccine Coverage Rate

WHO: WHO and GAVI Alliance Partners along with the Ministry of Health strategizes to vaccinate over 485,000 children under one year of age in 2018 “Despite widespread conflict and insecurity, South Sudan has witnessed a remarkable improvement in routine vaccination coverage in 2017. Since the introduction of the pentavalent –…

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CIDRAP News: Study: XDR typhoid in Pakistan carries added resistance genes (Dall, 2/20). Devex: In India, little protection for a preventable cancer (Cousins, 2/20). Devex: Drug trial eyed for one of the leading causes of child mortality (Ravelo, 2/22). Devex: Early HIV diagnosis in infants works in Africa, but the…

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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BBC: Life after Ebola (Cunningham, 2/19). Devex: UN to development community: Think urban for the SDGs (Scruggs, 2/16). The Lancet: Yemeni health under relentless pressure (Devi, 2/17). The Lancet: End of a cholera epidemic in South Sudan declared (Burki, 2/17). New York Times: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria (McNeil, 2/16).…

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Livemint: Real-time data sharing among rural health workers can save lives (Alexander, 2/15). Reuters: Aid convoy reaches besieged Syrian enclave of Ghouta — U.N. (Nebehay, 2/14). SciDevNet: Mobile phones worsen healthcare inequality in India (Irwin, 2/14). STAT: Evidence from the field: Fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine provided protection, study…

Study Estimates Future Health, Economic Impacts Of Vaccines In Developing Countries

Health Day/U.S. News & World Report: Vaccines Can Stem Poverty, Not Just Disease, Study Suggests “Vaccines can provide major health and economic benefits for people in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study by Harvard researchers. It estimated that increased spending to ensure wider distribution of 10 vaccines…

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Newsweek: People Are Beating Monkeys To Death In Brazil Amid Panic Over Yellow Fever (Dovey, 2/12). Xinhua: Charity warns malnutrition threatens 4.7 mln children in East Africa (2/12).

Wired Examines Potential Of, Challenges To Eradicating Measles

Wired: The Shadow Crusade to End Measles “…Defeating measles has long been a cherished dream in global health. … Opposing camps within public health argue either that the time is now, to piggyback on top of current campaigns, or after polio is gone, because we can only fund and focus…

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