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Large Ebola Vaccine Trial Could Begin In January In West Africa, WHO Says

News outlets report on efforts to develop Ebola vaccines and therapies. Associated Press: WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January (Heilprin, 10/21). The Hill: Ebola vaccine to begin trials in West Africa in January (Ferris, 10/21). New York Times: Testing for Ebola Vaccines to Start Soon, WHO Says…

HIV Presents Specific Challenges In Vaccine Development

Huffington Post: HIV/AIDS Presents an Unprecedented Challenge to Developing a Vaccine Robert Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology “As the world focuses on Ebola, we must not forget that HIV/AIDS presents a far greater challenge in the world of vaccines. … Unlike Ebola, at the heart of the…

U.S. Officials, European Consortium At Odds Over Ebola Drug Trials Lacking Control Arms

Wall Street Journal: Europeans’ Plan to do Uncontrolled Ebola Trial Draws Fire “A consortium including European universities and medical groups plans to give experimental drugs to West African Ebola patients without assigning some to a placebo group, touching off an intense trans-Atlantic quarrel over what is ethical and effective in…

Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Sam Altman Discuss Technology In Global Health, Development

Wall Street Journal: What Technology Can Do for Health “Sue Desmond-Hellmann runs the $40 billion Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is probably best known for investing in the development of drugs and vaccines to fight widespread diseases such as AIDS and malaria. Sam Altman is the president of Y…

Public-Private Partnerships Can Have ‘Significant Impact’ On Health In Developing Countries

The Hill: Public-private partnerships Harry Leider, chief medical officer for Walgreens “…[A]ccess to care remains a critical challenge both in the U.S. and abroad, particularly in underserved communities where economic, geographic, and cultural barriers often pose significant threats to the overall health of its population. This is why it’s essential…

Devex Series Continues To Examine Ways To Advance Global Health Through #HealthyMeans Campaign

The following opinion pieces are part of Devex’s new #HealthyMeans series examining ideas to advance global health outcomes. Devex: How one social enterprise is packaging quality Faith Muigai, director of clinical operations at Jacaranda Health “The nurse-midwives who work at Jacaranda Health’s two maternity hospitals in Nairobi believe deeply in…

Canada Commits New Funding For Ebola Vaccine, Treatment R&D

Reuters: Canada commits funding for Ebola vaccine research, stockpile “Canada announced new funding on Monday for clinical trials into an Ebola vaccine, and to create a stockpile of the vaccine and experimental treatments for use in the event the deadly disease reaches the country…” (Mordant, 11/3).

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Being Tested In Kenya, Showing Good Results

VOA News: New Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Kenya “…[S]cientists in Kenya say that next year, a new malaria vaccine will be available that could add an important component to malaria control and potentially eradicate the disease. … Although existing interventions have helped to reduce the disease over the past…

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