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WHO Panel To Issue Recommendations On Use Of Dengue Vaccine Dengvaxia

STAT: WHO ruling could put fate of world’s first dengue vaccine on the line “…On Wednesday, an expert panel that advises the World Health Organization will vote to update its recommendations outlining how and when the vaccine should be used — and more importantly, how and when it should not…

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Associated Press: Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication (Umar/Larson, 4/16). Associated Press: Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal (DiLorenzo, 4/13). The Economist: Senegal’s innovative approach to prostitution (4/12). The Guardian: ‘The earlier you go, the longer you live’: HIV self-testing in South Africa (Ratcliffe, 4/16). New…

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CNN: Malawi cholera outbreak kills 30 (Adebayo, 4/12). NPR: Yellow Fever Encroaches Megacities, Straining Global Vaccine Supply (Beaubien, 4/12). Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Silent, invisible’ malnutrition seen as threat to generations in Congo (Peyton, 4/13). U.N. News: South Sudan: U.N. migration agency and partners reach more than 140,000 people with vaccination…

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Devex: In India, struggles to address mental health (Cousins, 4/12). Devex: New $250M Audacious Project from TED announces first recipients (Cheney, 4/11). Global Health NOW: The Last Temptation of a Child: Drowning Prevention in Rural Bangladesh (Agrawal, 4/11). The Guardian: Want to save the world from hunger? Start by not…

U.N., Partners To Vaccinate 1B People In Africa Against Yellow Fever

U.N. News: U.N.-backed campaign to protect nearly a billion people in Africa from yellow fever by 2026 “Amid a resurgence of yellow fever outbreaks, the United Nations together with partners, has begun an ambitious campaign to vaccinate close to one billion people against the deadly disease across 27 high-risk African…

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Agence France-Presse: ‘Emergency’ malnutrition in Rohingya refugee kids: study (4/10). Al Jazeera: The plight of Pakistan’s Lady Health Workers (Adil, 4/10). BBC News: Tanzania launches early-age cervical cancer vaccine (4/10). CIDRAP News: MERS studies spotlight infections in health workers, kids (Schnirring, (4/10). The Guardian: Africa’s unsung scientists finally get their…

Pressures On Vaccine Efforts Continue To Impact Goal Of Universal Access By 2020

The Lancet Global Health: #VaccinesWork… don’t they? Editorial Board “…[A]s we near the end of the Decade of Vaccines, with its promise of universal access to immunization by 2020 via the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), it seems almost paradoxical that global coverage of such a successful and cost-effective tool…

Lancet Commission On Malaria Eradication Launches, Will Produce Roadmap For Efforts

Devex: Lancet Commission to develop first-ever roadmap for malaria eradication “The Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication launched Tuesday, bringing together 24 experts from around the world to develop the first-ever roadmap for malaria eradication. The new commission is a joint endeavor between The Lancet … and the Global Health Group…

Pakistan, Afghanistan Launch Polio Vaccination Campaigns

Reuters: Pakistan launches countrywide polio eradication drive “Pakistan launched a nationwide polio vaccination drive this week to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries where it is endemic…” (Hassan et al., 4/9). Xinhua News: Anti-polio campaign starts as fresh…

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