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Gates Foundation Experts Discuss How Maternal Immunizations, Other Innovations Can Strengthen Maternal, Child Health

FIGO: What is Ahead in Maternal Health Care Worldwide? Jerker Liljestrand, deputy director in the Maternal, Newborn & Child Health program, with responsibilities for innovation, implementation research, and demonstration for scale, and Ajoke Sobanjo-ter Meulen, global head of Maternal Immunization, both at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discuss innovations…

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Al Jazeera: Hodeidah ‘cholera cases triple after Saudi-UAE offensive’: Report (10/1). Associated Press: India’s sanitation summit overshadows problems that persist (Schmall, 10/1). CBS News: “Nature is potentially the worst bioterrorist,” says Anthony Fauci (Hymes, 9/26). Daily Nation: Marie Stopes defies ban on advert linked to abortion (Mutua, 9/30). Devex: How…

‘Moonshot’ Effort On Understanding Human Immune System Needed For Progress On Vaccines

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: For Progress on Vaccine Wayne Koff, president and chief executive of the Human Vaccines Project “…Despite decades of work and billions in investment, vaccines for HIV, tuberculosis, cancers, neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases have evaded our best efforts, and we remain woefully unprepared for…

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Agence France-Presse: Yemen doctors despair as babies starve in ‘orphaned province’ (9/28). CNN: World’s first human case of rat disease discovered (Senthilingam/Picheta, 9/28). Deutsche Welle: When nature calls, there’s a problem in parts of Ghana (Kaledzi, 9/28). Devex: Can faith groups convince Australia to act on foreign aid (Cornish, 10/1).…

Zimbabwe To Begin Cholera Vaccinations To Help Stem Outbreak

Xinhua News: Zimbabwean government to start cholera vaccinations as 49 succumb to disease “The Zimbabwean government has acquired 500,000 doses of cholera vaccines that it will start administering on vulnerable groups in the coming week, Health and Child Care Deputy Minister John Mangwiro has said…” (9/28). Additional coverage of the…

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Agence France-Presse: U.N. asks Venezuela to accept humanitarian aid (9/27). BBC News: Infanticide in Kenya: ‘I was told to kill my disabled baby’ (Soy, 9/27). CIDRAP News: Report on bodily fluids shows Zika persistence in semen (Soucheray, 9/27). Devex: PATH partners with WHO in developing its first dedicated digital health…

Clinical Trials Test Treatments For Drug-Resistant TB, Vaccine To Prevent Disease

Devex: Georgia trials could revolutionize treatment of drug-resistant TB “As world leaders gear up for a landmark United Nations meeting on tuberculosis this week, two pivotal trials in the small Eurasian country of Georgia are promising to break new ground in the fight against multidrug-resistant TB…” (Edwards, 9/26). Reuters: GSK…

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Associated Press: Survey of 104 countries says 1.3 billion live in poverty (9/20). BMJ: Pandemrix vaccine: why was the public not told of early warning signs? (Doshi, 9/20). City Press: How the mining industry is dealing with the fight against TB (Sangqu, 9/21). Devex: How Colombia battled big tobacco and…

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