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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

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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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Are you ready to shoot the sh*t about new vaccines for diarrhea?

Let’s face it, after more than eight years leading PATH’s work on developing vaccines against Shigella and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) and more than three decades of working on enteric diseases, you might assume that I’ve heard it all when it comes to diarrhea. Not in the least! read more

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Science, global health, and irrational health behaviors

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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


News in the Humanosphere: U.S. National Institutes of Health expands South Africa HIV vaccine…

The US National Institutes of Health announced that it is expanding an early-stage HIV vaccine clinical trial in South Africa due to very promising early results. The new study, called HVTN 702, is designed to determine whether the regimen is safe, tolerable and effective at preventing HIV infection among South African adults. The trial is


Development Policies, Programs Must Account For ‘Inextricable Link’ Between Nutrition,…

Project Syndicate: The Right Diet for Gender Equality Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, chair of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and Lawrence Haddad, lead author of the upcoming 2016 Global Nutrition Report “…We can no longer treat gender discrimination and malnutrition as separate issues. The two are inextricably linked; they reinforce each other in a pattern…More


Eliminating TB Requires U.S. Leadership, Investment In Research To Develop New Vaccines, Drugs

New York Times: Eliminate the TB Scourge Uvistra Naidoo, pediatrician and research scientist “…Today we have an ineffective TB vaccine, insufficient diagnostic tools, TB drugs with pernicious side effects, a growing problem of bacterial resistance to current treatments, and an inexplicable lack of urgency, even though one-third of the planet’s population is infected by TB,…More


Un réfrigérateur peut sauver des vies: Comment protéger les enfants en Afrique en…

Cet article fait partie de la série d’articles #ProtectingKids. Voir tous ces articles ici. Brian Atuhaire est l’officier de programme dans le département des équipements et matériels de PATH. Le Centre de Santé Bunaseke qui se trouve dans la plaine isolée du Mont Elgon en Ouganda a passé deux ans sans réfrigérateur. Cela peut sembler anodin […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA refrigerator can save a life: improving the supply chain to protect African kidsPolio, pride, and love: the story of an exceptional mother and her sonKeeping a promise to mothers and children ;


Improving Access To Medicines Should Require Rethink Of Pharmaceutical R&D Funding

The Guardian: The cost of drugs is killing us. How can we foster access for all? Mihir Mankad, health policy adviser on access to medicines and vaccines at Save the Children “…During the early days of the HIV/AIDS crisis, this [drug] price problem was relegated to the developing world, where people could not afford the…More


Collaborative patient-provider communication and uptake of adolescent vaccines

Publication date: June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 159 Author(s): Jennifer L.


Parental acceptance and uptake of the HPV vaccine among African-Americans and Latinos in the…

Publication date: June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 159 Author(s): Kayoll V.


Rethinking the antivaccine movement concept: A case study of public criticism of the swine flu…

Publication date: June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 159 Author(s): Jeremy K.


Questions hover over Asia’s first dengue vaccination program in Philippines

Asia’s first dengue vaccine has been distributed in a mass school-based immunization program ;in the Philippines. So far, the program appears to be running without difficulties, but some health professionals are concerned that the vaccine was released ;before researchers could ensure ;its long-term safety. From the beginning, the vaccine’s French manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur has been concerned about a


Digital misinformation poses covert threat to public health

The Internet has made it easy to access to a vast array of information on health and medicine, but it can be difficult to determine what is true and what is not. Misinformation on health permeates sites and social media channels with some of the highest online traffic, making it dangerous for those who believe


Zambia’s bold ambition: zero malaria by 2020

Editor’s note: Post author Nanthalile Mugala, PATH’s program leader in Zambia, is speaking about Zambia’s efforts to eliminate malaria at PATH’s Breakfast for Global Health, which will be held on May 10 in Bellevue, Washington, and May 13 in Seattle. My country, Zambia, is about to release a bold plan to eliminate malaria by 2020—and […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesThe battle against malaria gets a major data makeoverThe next great elimination story: malariaProtecting Kids: powerful stories of immunization from the field ;


Disparities in influenza vaccination across the United States: Variability by minority group,…

The aim of this study is to examine the effects of ethnicity, disaggregating Asian Indian from other Asians, health insurance coverage, and nativity on influenza vaccination rates in the United States.


Gates Foundation Awards $38M To Takeda Pharmaceuticals To Develop Low-Cost Polio Vaccine

Reuters: Gates Foundation backs Takeda polio vaccine with $38 million grant “Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceuticals is to get $38 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a crucial, low-cost polio vaccine for use in developing countries. … Chris Elias, the Gates Foundation’s head of global development, said the partnership would help ‘ensure that…More


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