The Zika outbreak comes at a time of ongoing advances in data sharing policy, including a new call by the Wellcome Trust for journals and research funders to support open sharing of Zika research. PLOS
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We are excited to announce that Barbara Bush will give the keynote address at the second annual END7 Student Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 1. Ms. Bush is the CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps (GHC). GHC is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of global health leaders.
by Herman Kosasih, Bachti Alisjahbana, Nurhayati, Quirijn de Mast, Irani F. Rudiman, Susana Widjaja, Ungke Antonjaya, Harli Novriani, Nugroho H. Susanto, Hadi Jusuf, Andre van der Ven, Charmagne G
by Nguyen Van Hong, Christopher Delgado-Ratto, Pham Vinh Thanh, Peter Van den Eede, Pieter Guetens, Nguyen Thi Huong Binh, Bui Quang Phuc, Tran Thanh Duong, Jean Pierre Van Geertruyden, Umberto D’Alessandro, Annette Erhart, Anna Rosanas-Urgell Background The burden of malaria in Vietnam has drastically reduced, prompting the National Malaria Control Program to officially engage in elimination efforts. Plasmodium vivax is becoming increasingly prevalent, remaining a major problem in the country’s central and southern provinces.
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Associated Press: WHO: possible Zika vaccines months away from broad trials “The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials. WHO assistant director-general for health systems and innovation Marie-Paule Kieny says the U.N. health agency’s response is ‘proceeding very quickly’ and 15 companies or groups have been…More
CQ News: Leftover Ebola Funds Can’t Be Used to Fight Zika, CDC Says “Leftover money approved to respond to the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014 cannot be used to combat the emerging Zika virus because a majority of those dollars have already been committed, administration officials told Senate appropriators Thursday. Instead, Centers for Disease Control…More
Quartz: A new study confirms that spending $1 on childhood vaccines can save $44 in future savings, in poor countries “…This month in Health Affairs, a team of U.S. public health and data specialists calculated the costs and economic benefits associated with distributing childhood vaccines for diseases in 94 low- and middle-income countries. The study,…More
News outlets report on India’s launch of a National Framework for Malaria Elimination. Financial Express: JP Nadda launches National Framework for Malaria Elimination “JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), launched the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030 in New Delhi, which outlines India’s strategy for elimination of the disease by…More
New England Journal of Medicine: A World Free of Polio — The Final Steps Manish Patel, member of the Task Force for Global Health, and Walter Orenstein, associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center “…[In the process of removing all oral polio vaccines (OPVs) over the long term, c]oordinated communication among global health organizations, countries,…More
Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Global health R&D in the President’s FY17 budget request Courtney Carson, GHTC’s senior policy and advocacy associate, examines global health research and development (R&D) aspects of President Obama’s FY 2017 budget request (2/11). Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Ebola funding boost hides ongoing decline in neglected disease R&D In a…More
Background: Effective communication is a critical component in ensuring that children are fully vaccinated.
Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 153 Author(s): Alison Blodorn, Brenda Major, Cheryl Kaiser Past research has reliably demonstrated that both perceiving oneself as a target of discrimination and a tendency to blame negative events on oneself undermine psychological and physical health.
Nigeria launched a ‘hub and spoke’ decentralization pilot in March 2010 for the provision of anti-retroviral therapy (ART).