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Blog Post Highlights Improvements In Global Rotavirus Vaccination Coverage

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: 5 Reasons the Global Gap in Rotavirus Vaccine Access is Shrinking Mathuram Santosham, professor of pediatrics and international health at Johns Hopkins University, senior adviser at the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins, and director emeritus of the Center for American…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Q&A: Rich Stearns of World Vision U.S. on the role of advocacy, faith, persistence in development (Cheney, 1/10). The Guardian: ‘One guy took a cutlass’: gay women at greater risk of violence in Ghana (Bowman, 1/10). HuffPost: Children With Baffling Seizure Disorder Face Uncertain Future In Northern Uganda (Martell,…

Pharmaceutical Companies Signal Reluctance To Continue Status Quo In Disease Outbreak Responses

STAT: An ‘unsustainable’ model: Drug makers signal interest in exiting vaccine development during crises “Every few years an alarming disease launches a furious, out-of-the-blue attack on people, triggering a high-level emergency response. … In nearly each case, major vaccine producers have risen to the challenge, setting aside their day-to-day profit-making…

U.S. Government, Others Must Prioritize Development Of Universal Flu Vaccine

New York Times: We’re Not Ready for a Flu Pandemic Michael T. Osterholm, professor and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, and Mark Olshaker, writer and documentary filmmaker “…Given the century of medical progress since [the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic], one…

‘Fake News’ Fuels Dangerous Mistrust Of Vaccines, Could Enable Outbreaks

Wired U.K.: Fake news and distrust of science could lead to global epidemics Heidi Larson, director of the Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Peter Piot, director of LSHTM “Vaccines are one of the most important scientific inventions of all time, preventing…

More News In Global Health

New York Times: India’s Supreme Court Orders Review of Gay Sex Ban (Schultz, 1/8). Reuters: Three die in South Sudan in mystery outbreak — WHO (Miles/Nebehay, 1/8). Reuters: India top court sets aside order canceling larger tobacco health warnings (Kalra/Mohanty, 1/8). U.N. News Centre: Millions of children across Somalia vaccinated…

Media Outlets Look Back At Biggest Global Health, Development Stories Of 2017

Devex: Biggest global health moments of 2017 “…We’ve rounded up some of the biggest, headline-grabbing moments of 2017, from groundbreaking innovations and partnerships, to a multitude of controversies that grabbed the attention of the global health community…” (Ravelo, 12/21). The Guardian: The year’s top development stories: 2017 in review “As…

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: Yemen could be ‘worst’ humanitarian crisis in 50 years (1/5). Global Health NOW: Uncovering Advantages of the New Typhoid Vaccine (Simpson, 1/3). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Tuberculosis on the political agenda (Holt, January 2018). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Priorities for Peter Sands and the Global Fund (Burki, January…

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