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Meningitis Research Foundation Ireland hopeful meningococcal vaccine will be approved

Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis Research Foundation Ireland said on Wednesday that the National Immunisation Advisory Committee will make a meningococcal disease group B vaccine a priority after it was recommended for use in the U.K. The Bexsero vaccine was recommended by the Joint … Read More »

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UNAIDS announces Deborah Birx as U.S. global AIDS coordinator


UNAIDS announced on Thursday that Deborah Birx will lead the United States’ international HIV efforts as ambassador-at-large and oversee the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. “Ambassador Birx is widely recognized for her passion and commitment to the AIDS … Read More »

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U.N. Secretary general Ban asks for donation increase in fight against malaria

Ban Ki-Moon

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said at a Roll Back Malaria event on Thursday that funding programs that fight malaria save lives and speed up economic progress, and encouraged African leaders to fund more programs. Ban said that the … Read More »

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WHO delegates meet to share concerns, pledge assistance to immunize Europe


The World Health Organization said on Thursday that 46 Member States met on March 18-20 to discuss the current state of vaccine-preventable diseases, and set a plan for immunization in the European Region. Members who had led successful immunization programs … Read More »

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Nothing But Nets announces sports-themed challenge for World Malaria Day

Nothing But Nets

Nothing But Nets launched a month-long, nationwide campaign on Tuesday to encourage Americans to “Compete to Beat Malaria” and raise money in an effort to send 25,000 insecticide-treated nets to Africa. “Nothing But Nets was created with sports in our … Read More »

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Janssen initiates Phase 3 trials of combination dose of simeprevir and sofosbuvir

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies

Janssen R&D Ireland announced on Wednesday that it is recruiting approximately 400 patients for two Phase 3 trials of simeprevir and sofosbuvir, which treat chronic genotype 1 hepatitis C virus infection. “The combination of simeprevir and sofosbuvir with and without … Read More »

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WHO focuses on vector-borne diseases for World Health Day 2014


The World Health Organization on Wednesday announced its “Small bite, big threat” campaign that aims to educate about vector-borne illness during World Health Day on April 7. WHO said more than one million people die every year from malaria, dengue, … Read More »

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Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection investigates two imported cases of dengue fever

Centre for Health Protection CHP

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection said on Thursday that it is investigating two imported cases of dengue fever, and encouraged people to protect themselves against the illness. The first patient is a 33-year-old woman Her symptoms of fever, … Read More »

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Global Fund looks to China for pharmaceutical expertise

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