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Gates Foundation Collaborates With Artists To Raise Vaccine Awareness

Wall Street Journal: At the Gates Foundation, Artists Support Vaccine Effort “Brazilian artist Vik Muniz turned to an unusual building block to create his latest work: liver cells infected with a smallpox vaccine virus. … The piece is a part of ‘The Art of Saving a Life’ project, launch[ed Wednesday]…

Several Companies Working On Experimental Ebola Vaccines In Unprecedented Effort

Daily Beast: The Race for the Ebola Vaccine “…Although a few smaller companies have become involved in the race for a vaccine, three major pharmaceuticals are taking the lead — each pursuing a different vaccine. The trials are unprecedented for a variety of reasons, including the rapid timeline (trials of…

Richard Feachem Discusses Role Of Research, Policy, Private Sector In Malaria Response

Development Policy Centre’s “Devpolicy Blog”: Research, policy and the private sector: Sir Richard Feachem on malaria “…Professor Gabriele Bammer of the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at ANU interviewed Sir Richard [Feachem, director of the Global Health Group at UCSF Global Health Sciences,] on the role of researchers,…

#VaccinesWork Campaign Aims To Encourage Vaccination Through Art

New York Times: Gates Foundation Uses Art to Encourage Vaccination “…[Vik] Muniz, the Brazilian-born photographer known for his unorthodox materials, has been working with the MIT bioengineer and designer Tal Danino on a series of trompe l’oeil images of microscopic organisms: cancer cells, healthy cells, and bacteria. … The work…

J&J Begins Human Trials Of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

Bloomberg News: J&J Injects First Volunteer in Race to Make Ebola Vaccine “Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) started a trial of its experimental Ebola vaccine in the U.K. and said it will produce two million courses of the shot this year…” (Bennett, 1/6). Reuters: J&J, Bavarian Nordic start clinical tests in…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Ebola Vaccine Research

CIDRAP: Data request slows timetable for Ebola vaccine trial (Roos, 12/18). Nature: How do you test an Ebola vaccine? (Callaway, 12/18). Reuters: China approves experimental Ebola vaccine for clinical trials (Jourdan, 12/18). Reuters: GSK Ebola vaccine trial seen moving to wider phase in February (Miles, 12/19).

U.S., Other Donors Should Fully Fund Gavi

Washington Post: A global conspiracy of health Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…[O]ne little-known global institution based in Geneva — Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance — supports vaccination for nearly 60 percent of the world’s children. It is a global conspiracy of health. … The Obama administration and other governments are in…

7 Innovations That Would Greatly Impact Global Health

The Guardian: Seven breakthroughs that will transform global health Shashi Buluswar, executive director at the Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab “…Working with more than 1,000 experts, we have analyzed where new technologies can make a game-changing difference in the fields of global health, food security…

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