MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017

WHO and UNICEF launch global action plan for pneumonia and diarrhea

The World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund announced a new global action plan on Friday that could save as many as two million children annually from pneumonia- and diarrhea-related deaths. Read More »

Greater Gift Initiative partners with Benchmark Research for childhood vaccines

Greater Gift Initiative, Inc., a Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based not-for-profit organization, announced a new partnership on Thursday with Benchmark Research, Inc., to increase donations for childhood vaccines and expand the not-for-profit's positive healthcare impact. Read More »

March of Dimes celebrates polio vaccine anniversary

The March of Dimes recently celebrated the creation of the Salk polio vaccine in 1955 and other advancements in medical research over the course of the past 75 years. Read More »

Few people receive Shingles vaccine

A recent study found that the herpes zoster vaccine, which has documented effectiveness in preventing shingles and postherpetic neuraliga, is not sufficiently administered to the population. Read More »

GE Healthcare signs contract to design plant-based biopharmaceutical facility

GE Healthcare and iBio, Inc., recently announced a new contract to design a new plant-based multipurpose manufacturing facility for the Brazilian Ministry of Health to develop vaccines and other biopharmaceutical products. Read More »

TSRI scientists find interferon initiates viral infection

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, recently discovered that a human protein thought to be a powerful antiviral agent may induce persistent viral infection and limit an effective immune response. Read More »

Synbiosis announces successful use of vaccine development aid

Synbiosis announced on Thursday that its automated colony counter ProtoCOL 3 is being used successfully at ImmunoBiology, Ltd., to speed up testing throughput of their bacterial meningitis vaccines. Read More »

WHO, governments and scientists seek to end polio by 2018

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Mathematical estimates could reduce costs and provide faster treatment for HIV

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New U.N. plan seeks higher targets for pneumonia and diarrhea treatment

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TriMed Technologies' e-Medsys EHR helps contain costs of vaccination

TriMed Technologies, a leading provider of physician based healthcare information software, released findings on April 15 that suggested use of the e-Medsys EHR tightens immunization management costs and helps practices retain profitability. Read More »

WHO announces proposal for potential life-long HIV vaccine

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WHO works with Cambodia to eliminate measles

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CPhA and PEPID Canada partner to assist healthcare providers

PEPID Canada, a clinical decision support services company, and the Canadian Pharmacists Association, a nonprofit pharmacist advocacy organization, recently partnered to offer better access to information for healthcare providers. Read More »

Additional human cases of influenza A confirmed in China

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La Jolla Institute finds new way to look at dengue vaccines

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Bavarian Nordic receives $228 million contract for smallpox vaccine

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Novavax appoints new vice president of regulatory affairs

Novavax, Inc., a Rockville, Maryland-based clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, recently announced the appointment of Amy Fix to the position of vice president of regulatory affairs. Read More »

$15 billion needed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently announced a goal to raise $15 billion to support countries fighting these three diseases. Read More »

Shingles vaccine only administered to four percent of patients

A vaccine that is proven to prevent shingles in nearly half of patient cases is only administered four percent of the time, a study published in the PLoS Medicine journal this week found. Read More »