THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

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 »

DR Congo could face highest burden of neglected tropical diseases

After close to two decades of population displacement, the Democratic Republic of Congo may face the world's highest burden of neglected tropical disease, according to an editorial recently published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Read More »

Bangladesh issues call to action to end preventable child deaths by 2035

The government of Bangladesh issued a call to action on Sunday to end preventable child deaths in the country by 2035. Read More »

Speech shows global surge in GAVI supported vaccines

In a speech to the U.S. Agency for International Development on Wednesday, GAVI Alliance CEO Dr. Seth Berkley highlighted this year's global acceleration in the delivery of life-saving vaccines to developing countries. Read More »

USAID and Gates Foundation award seven DIV grants

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued seven new development innovation ventures grants last week as part of USAID's open competition for development ideas. Read More »

Global Fund partners with Pledge Guarantee for Health

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced a new partnership on Friday that will allow the organization to leverage private sector funding to expand access to health supplies like bed nets. Read More »

Rotary International commends U.S. on contributions to end polio

Rotary International recognized five members from the U.S. Polio Eradication Champions on Wednesday at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. for their contributions to end polio. Read More »

FDA uses new method to detect counterfeit or sub-standard anti-malarial drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it will implement use of its Counterfeit Detection Device, called CD-3, against the prevalence of counterfeit or sub-standard anti-malarial drugs. Read More »

U.S. to provide Xpert diagnostics to TB-afflicted nations

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief recently announced that it would spend $11 million to provide additional Xpert MTB/RIF tuberculosis assays and 450,000 test cartridges for 14 high-burden countries. Read More »

Tijuana struggles to reduce high TB rate

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Russia and U.S. sign POI in battle against malaria

The United States and Russia signed a protocol of intent on Wednesday to cooperate in the effort against malaria. Read More »

Vietnam launches avian flu prevention project

Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will implement a $300,000 project to prevent the occurrence of avian influenza over the course of the next year in nine different cities and provinces. Read More »

U.S. to aid Pakistan in TB fight

A United States funded survey to help Pakistan fight tuberculosis is expected to significantly enhance the country's ability to combat the illness. Read More »

World TB Day: Voices of TB

The U.S. Agency for International Development hosted a panel of former tuberculosis patients at an event tiled "voices of TB" at the National Press Club on Thursday. Read More »

Selecta to develop synthetic malaria vaccine

Science Applications International Corporation has awarded Selecta Biosciences, Inc., a subcontract to develop a targeted synthetic vaccine for malaria on Wednesday. Read More »