FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

Women-only HIV study improves understanding of effective, safe antiretroviral treatments

Researchers recently presented the results from the first phase 3 HIV study that recruited only women to demonstrate the improved efficacy and safety of Stribild compared to multi-pill antiretroviral drug regimens. Read More »

Johns Hopkins team improves protective wear for health workers

The Johns Hopkins University's new personal protective suit for health care workers in Ebola outbreaks was recognized this month as one of 10 finalists in the Social Good category of Fast Company's 2015 Innovation by Design Awards. Read More »

HHS program advances experimental Ebola vaccine regimen

An experimental Ebola vaccine regimen recently succeeded in making progress, thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Crucell Holland, BV, which is a branch of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies under Johnson & Johnson. Read More »

China finalizes support of immunization in developing nations

The Chinese government recently made a formal commitment to offer $5 million to support Gavi, which is the Vaccine Alliance that helps to fund childhood immunizations in the poorest nations around the world. Read More »

Gupta stresses vaccinations at New Delhi Call to Action Summit

Gavi’s Deputy CEO Anuradha Gupta and other global health leaders met last week at the Call to Action Summit to discuss their commitment to ending infant and maternal mortality through immunizations. Read More »

D.C. needle exchange program prevents 120 HIV cases in two years

The needle exchange program in the District of Columbia has reportedly prevented 120 new HIV infection cases in just over two years. Read More »

Eureka Prize goes to hepatitis B cure

A team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has earned the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Infectious Disease Research for their search for a hepatitis B cure. Read More »

Study shows influenza vaccines offer moderate protection during flu season

A recent study shows that people who accepted the influenza vaccine had moderate protection against the flu for the duration of the entire flu season, up to six months, the American Society for Microbiology said Tuesday. Read More »

Cell phone data to monitor spread of infectious diseases

Vast datasets from tracking mobile phone data could allow health professionals to track the infectious diseases that spread each season. Read More »

Singapore General Hospital, 60 Degrees Pharmaceuticals advance dengue fever clinical trials

Singapore General Hospital and 60 Degrees Pharmaceuticals (60P), a company specializing in developing therapeutics specifically for tropical diseases, recently announced that it will soon launch a Phase II clinical trial for patients who have dengue fever. Read More »

Cameroon to receive cholera vaccines from Gavi

This is the first time that residents in Cameroon will receive an oral cholera vaccine (OCV) to protect them from the cholera virus. Read More »

Global initiative for river blindness vaccine strengthens in Africa

The Sabin Vaccine Institute Product Development Partnership (Sabin PDP) recently became an advocate of The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa (TOVA) Initiative, which is dedicated to creating a vaccine for onchocerciasis. Read More »

Alterra raises funds to fight Malaria

Alterra has joined the United Nations Foundation "Nothing But Nets" to fight against malaria by raising $105,359 in donations over the course of approximately one year. Read More »

Responses to updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

President Barack Obama recently released a modified version of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and several leaders and communities have issued their responses. Read More »

USDA unveils conservation incentives for farmers, ranchers

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday that beginning on Sept. 1, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve their working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as livestock grazing lands. Read More »

Analysis offers insights on how to execute National HIV-AIDS strategy

The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), in a partnership with the National HIV/AIDS Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Law at Georgetown Law School, released a report on Thursday recommending how individual U.S. states can help the nation execute the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Read More »

Vaccine rates fail to meet goals among older adults

Paper cites numerous factors that influence underutilization of vaccines in seniors. Read More »

Dr. In-Kyu Yoon named director of Dengue Vaccine Initiative

Dr. In-Kyu Yoon was recently named the new director of the Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI). Read More »

Global effort to eliminate polio reaches milestones

Ellyn Ogden, the worldwide polio eradication coordinator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the senior technical adviser for health and child survival, recently held a question-and-answer session about the milestones that have been reached in polio elimination. Read More »

Measles may target immune memory cells, according to report

Measles infections may leave your body weaker than previously thought, according to new research published in the Science Journal. Read More »