FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

Kaprielian named HHS director for New England states

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell recently announced that Rachel Kaprielian will be HHS’s new Region I director for Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read More »

Dr. Gary Michelson to receive Albert B. Sabin Humanitarian Award

Renowned physician being honored for work toward eliminating neglected tropical diseases. Read More »

Rule changes proposed for electronic health records

Goal is to support nationwide interoperability of Medicare records. Read More »

Majority of parents still seeking vaccinations for children

Harvard study shows routine vaccinations remain the norm. Read More »

USDA disputes ban on poultry imports

Some countries refusing all U.S. poultry after avian influenza found. Read More »

Missouri taking measures to stop avian influenza

2 turkey growing facilities test positive for virus Read More »

Twitter discussions increase understanding of vaccine refusers

A new study is using Twitter as a means of better understanding why people refuse vaccinations. Read More »

New vaccine being perfected to treat hookworms

Sabine Vaccine Institute testing groundbreaking hookworm vaccine in Gabon. Read More »

VaxInnate, BARDA extend contract to develop influenza vaccines

BARDA recently extended its contract with VaxInnate Corporation for the development of the VAX2012Q influenza vaccine.  Read More »

New drug shows early promise as Ebola vaccine

Researchers recently administered an experimental drug that targets an Ebola virus protein to a group of monkeys and discovered that 75 percent of the monkeys did not contract the virus after virus exposure. Read More »

Global Network aims to boost access to NTD medical help

The Global Network said on Friday that it aspires to expand global access to neglected tropical-disease (NTD) treatment options as part of its Millennium Development Goals. Read More »

BIO endorses Vaccine Access, Certainty and Innovation Act bill

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) recently praised the introduction of Vaccine Access, Certainty and Innovation Act legislation in the U.S. House. Read More »

HHS seeks contractors to test malaria vaccines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the National Institutes of Health's Allergy and Infectious Diseases unit, is seeking contractor proposals for testing new malaria vaccines, the NIH said recently. Read More »

HHS chief's legal-immunity order aims to further Ebola vaccine efforts

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell has taken the initiative to facilitate the development and availability of experimental Ebola vaccines. Read More »

Social marketing campaign successful in HIV prevention

The District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) released a report on Monday that showed its social marketing campaign to prevent HIV in DC has been successful. Read More »

Independent think tank urges U.S. to make bigger pledge in support of GAVI Alliance

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said on Friday that the United States should expand its support of the GAVI Alliance with an increased, multi-year pledge for the 2016-2020 period. Read More »

New public-private alliance to strengthen TB labs in Indonesia

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WHO launches polio and measles vaccine campaign in Philippines

The Philippine Department of Health and the World Health Organization announced on Friday the launch of a joint campaign to vaccinate children against measles and polio in response to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Read More »

FAO launches emergency H7N9 containment project

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization announced two emergency regional projects on Wednesday meant to contain avian influenza. Read More »

U.N. FAO warns of bird flu viruses in upcoming flu season

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Agency issued a warning on Monday that bird flu viruses continue to pose a serious threat to health and could pose a greater risk this flu season. Read More »