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Cuts To R&D Funding May Threaten Progress Toward HIV Vaccine, Panelists Say

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Budget cuts threaten HIV vaccine development, say experts Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports from an HIV Vaccine Awareness Day event that took place on Monday and hosted by AVAC, IAVI, and the Bill & Melinda…

Science Magazine Examines Measles Eradication Efforts, Feasibility

Science: Is measles next? “Before the polio virus is even in the grave, a small cadre of disease fighters is itching to set the next global eradication target: measles. … Skeptics question whether a measles initiative would fall down the same rabbit hole as did the polio effort, which has…

Devex Examines Meningitis Vaccine Project, Lessons For Similar Efforts

Devex: Combating meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa and what the future holds “…[P]ublic health officials across [Africa], along with the World Health Organization and PATH, formed the Meningitis Vaccine Project. This partnership — along with the Serum Institute of India — designed, developed, and produced MenAfriVac, the first vaccine for use…

WHO Urges China To Strengthen Vaccine Market Regulation

Reuters: China needs tougher enforcement of vaccine regulation: WHO “China must strengthen regulation of its market for vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, after a bust of an illegal black market drugs ring this month underscored the country’s regulatory weaknesses…” (Jourdan, 3/28).

Adherence To International Health Regulations For Yellow Fever Immunization Critical To Prevent Further Spread Of Angolan Outbreak

The Lancet: Yellow fever: a global reckoning Editorial Board “Angola is currently facing its worst outbreak of yellow fever in 30 years. … International Health Regulations (IHR) require that all travelers to yellow fever endemic regions carry a yellow fever certificate. Successful IHR implementation depends of course on national capacity…

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