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Realistic portrayal of the scientific community needed to combat science denial

With the recent release of the movie “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” I’m seeing a few blog posts and articles pop up about the hegemonic Read More

Science, global health, and irrational health behaviors

Ed. Note: Sara Gorman will be joining us once a month to highlight different aspects of her forthcoming book on science denialism.  Have you ever Read More

Lifting the Patent Barrier to New Drugs and Energy Sources – The New York Times

Strict patents on technology have had the effect of hindering global progress in some fields, especially in combating disease and climate change. Source: Lifting the Read More

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U.N. Human Rights Council Adopts Resolution On Right To Health; U.S. Voices Opposition To…

Intellectual Property Watch: U.N. Human Rights Council Adopts Access To Medicines Resolution “The United Nations Human Rights Council [Friday] adopted a resolution on the right to health in relation to the U.N. 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including a call for medicines and vaccines access for all. The resolution also requested the U.N. human rights…More


E.U.’s Highest Court Rules Courts Can Consider Vaccines As Cause Of Illnesses Without…

Associated Press: E.U. court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof “The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof. … On Wednesday, the E.U.’s top court said that despite the lack of scientific…More


WHO, Partners To Send 1M Cholera Vaccine Doses To Yemen; Country’s Health Care System…

Associated Press: War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts “The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send one million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country, which is already facing war and the risk of famine…”…More


Trucks Prepared To Take Polio Vaccines Into IS-Held Areas Of Syrian Governorate Following…

Associated Press: U.N.: Trucks readied to send polio vaccine for IS-held Syria “A U.N. humanitarian aid adviser for Syria says trucks are being prepared to ship polio vaccine into Islamic State group-held areas of Deir el-Zour governorate following confirmation of a ‘very dangerous’ outbreak of the virus. Jan Egeland made the comments to reporters Thursday…More


With More Than 1K Deaths From Meningitis This Year, Nigeria Warns Disease Could Spread Due To…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Nigeria prey to more deadly meningitis outbreaks amid vaccine shortage “Hit by one of its deadliest meningitis outbreaks in years, with more than 1,000 deaths, Nigeria could struggle to contain future epidemics due to a shortage of vaccines, health experts said. Africa’s most populous country has recorded about 14,500 suspected cases and…More


Mishandled Vaccine, Reused Syringe Lead To Deaths Of 15 Children In South Sudan Measles…

New York Times: Mishandled Measles Vaccine Kills 15 Children in South Sudan “Contaminated vaccines in a rural village in South Sudan killed 15 children last month and endangered dozens more, according to a statement from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the health ministry of South Sudan. In the remote village of Nachodokopele in southeastern…More


The power and promise of digital health for Africa

Billions of dollars in health care cost savings (US$200 billion by 2030). More accessible health care services for people in hard-to-reach places. The ability to stamp out emerging epidemics before they reach crisis level. Universal health coverage.


Could the latest Ebola outbreak help avert future epidemics?

The latest outbreak of Ebola, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has inspired a broad international response. PATH is supporting the effort to end the epidemic as quickly as possible. Writer Lesley Reed spoke to Trad Hatton, PATH’s country leader in the DRC, to learn more. Q. Where is this Ebola outbreak happening, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesPATH at the shifting front lines of EbolaEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them mostNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malaria ;


One man, 441 people, and a community for healthier hearts

Meet Mr. Ta Van Phu, a retired health worker and former leader in the military. With pen and pencil in his left pocket, glasses squarely centered on his face, and a shoulder bag containing his blood pressure monitor and educational materials about heart disease, Mr. Phu is a welcome sight as he walks from house […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malariaThe surprising consequences of tuberculosisEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them most ;


A week in China with PATH

“Each of these little vials—every single one—can protect a child,” says PATH board member Dr. Yehong Zhang, leaning over a humming conveyor belt as hundreds of vials of Japanese encephalitis vaccine whisk by. “It’s moving, really. This is why we do this work.” I’m standing with Dr. Zhang at the Chengdu Institute of Biological Products […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesReproductive health: a candid conversation with Martha BradyEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them mostNew tools and a “zambitious” goal to end malaria ;


Breaking story: Ebola in DR Congo

On 11 May 2017, the Min of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo notified WHO & partners of a lab-confirmed case of #Ebola#DRC — WHO (@WHO) May 12, 2017 Late last week, PATH received unofficial reports of an Ebola outbreak in the Likati health zone of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe surprising consequences of tuberculosisOne man, 441 people, and a community for healthier heartsEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them most ;


PATH at the shifting front lines of Ebola

On 11 May 2017, the Min of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo notified WHO & partners of a lab-confirmed case of #Ebola#DRC — WHO (@WHO) May 12, 2017 Late last week, PATH received unofficial reports of an Ebola outbreak in the Likati health zone of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe surprising consequences of tuberculosisOne man, 441 people, and a community for healthier heartsEnsuring vaccines reach the people who need them most ;


WHO, Partner Organizations Prepare Experimental Ebola Vaccine To Be Sent To DRC If Requested

Humanosphere: Dozens of health workers dispatched to stop Ebola outbreak in DR Congo “Officials with the World Health Organization confirmed an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the weekend. So far, there are at least 19 suspected cases and three deaths since the first infection in late April. Health officials from…More


Gavi CEO Seth Berkley Discusses Vaccine Access, Coverage Issues In Global Health NOW Interview

Global Health NOW: The Best Intervention: Gavi CEO Seth Berkley’s Q&A, Part I “Vaccines — the exemplar of a cost-effective public health intervention — reach only a fraction of those who need them. Perhaps just 10 percent of the world’s children receive all 11 vaccines recommended by the WHO, says Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi,…More


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