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South Korea Pledges $12M Over 3 Years To Gavi

IANS/Business Standard: Seoul to offer $12 mn towards global vaccine program “The South Korean government on Tuesday said it will provide $12 million over the next three years towards a global vaccine program. The foreign ministry said it has signed a related memorandum of understanding with [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance]…

Civil Society Plays Crucial Role In Child Health, Immunization In India

Huffington Post: Every Indian Child Deserves Complete Vaccination: Is The Government Doing Enough? Sridhar Venkatapuram, lecturer in global health and philosophy at King’s College London “…No matter how much better the situation [of child mortality in India] is than in years before, the present state [of] child health and mortality…

Malaria Parasite Genotype Contained In Experimental Vaccine Could Impact Efficacy, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examining the relationship between an experimental malaria vaccine’s efficacy and the parasite genotypes it uses. Nature: Parasite mismatch explains mediocre performance of leading malaria vaccine “A malaria vaccine that has disappointed in clinical trials stumbled in…

WHO’s Removal Of Nigeria From Polio-Endemic List ‘Should Have’ Received More Attention

Humanosphere: WHO’s big announcement that had nothing to do with bacon Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy says WHO’s announcement that Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries “should have” received more media attention because “a polio-free world just drew a bit closer.” He includes quotes from CDC Director Tom…

Cholera Immunization Campaign Launched In Iraq To Combat Outbreak

Agence France-Presse: Iraq combats cholera with massive vaccination campaign “Iraq is carrying out a major vaccination campaign to combat a cholera outbreak that has infected more than 2,200 people, the health ministry said on Sunday. The campaign, focused on vaccinating people displaced by conflict including the war with the Islamic…

Media Outlets Report On Cholera Outbreaks, Immunization Campaign In Iraq

Foreign Policy: Cholera Is Coming “…[T]oday’s [cholera] outbreak, which is unfolding in the Middle East and East Africa, is growing during an El Niño climate event that is shifting the planet’s normal rain and drought patterns, spreading the waterborne cholera bacteria. But this year’s outbreak has dangerous added dimensions: Its…

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