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PAHO Board To Discuss ‘Revolving Fund’ Vaccine System

PAHO’s board this week is set to discuss “a long-standing system that makes vaccines affordable to middle-income Latin American countries” because of growing concerns that the policy “deters manufacturers from offering deeper discounts on such products to the world’s least developed countries,” the Financial Times reports.

Ban Ki-Moon Calls On Governments To Eradicate Polio

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday at the Rotary International (RI) Annual Convention in Birmingham, U.K., said that governments worldwide should continue to work towards eradicating polio, BBC reports.

Wall Street Journal Examines Program To Spur Vaccine Development For Developing World Diseases

The Wall Street Journal examines a $1.5 billion program supported by Italy, the U.K., Canada, Russia, Norway and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that hopes “to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop vaccines for diseases common to poor countries,” which is expected to be announced Friday “on the sidelines of a meeting of top finance officials from the Group of Eight major industrial powers.”

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