MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

Two grants fund AIDS, TB and malaria strategies in Pacific Region

Two grants, amounting to $17 million (USD), have been granted to the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) as well as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Pacific Region. Read More »

Sudan health ministry collaborates with WHO to control measles outbreak

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in Sudan recently began to coordinate its efforts with the World Health Organization (WHO) to strategize the best ways to mobilize their available resources for a measles outbreak in Sudan. Read More »

Angola Ministry of Health to administer polio vaccine to five million children

The Ministry of Health recently announced its plan to vaccinate a minimum of five million children who reside within Angola as part of its new vaccination campaign against poliomyelitis, which is more commonly known as polio. Read More »

Novartis Foundation holds meeting to discuss leprosy elimination

The Novartis Foundation recently called together professionals from the anti-leprosy community and the global health community to discuss current leprosy care and treatment and the future possibility of eliminating leprosy. Read More »

New vaccine to protect Kiribati children from deadly virus

Children in Kiribati are among the first countries located in the Pacific region to use the rotavirus vaccine to protect against a potentially deadly virus. Read More »

Alabama individual's Ebola test comes back negative

The Alabama Department of Health recently confirmed that it has received negative results from its Ebola test of a single individual. Read More »

SciVac becomes publicly traded company

Analysts: Hepatitis B vaccine company shows promise on Toronto Stock Exchange. Read More »

SynbiCITE finances Prokarium's work toward STD vaccine

Prokarium Ltd., a biotechnology company that creates transformational oral vaccines, recently announced that it has received additional funding from SynbiCITE, the Innovation and Knowledge Center for Synthetic Biology in the U.K. Read More »

Synflorix gains positive opinion from European agency

GlaxoSmithKline’s Synflorix recently received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency. Read More »

Walgreens HIV campaign celebrates aging HIV patients

Walgreens’ HIV campaign, the Well Beyond HIV Campaign, is designed to celebrate aging patients who have HIV. Read More »

Study shows Ebola vaccine to be safe and effective

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health recently reported that they have conducted a study that shows that a single dose of EBOV, an experimental Ebola vaccine, protects people against the Ebola strain that caused the outbreak in West Africa. Read More »

Back-to-school vaccines considered important for health

Health professionals have encouraged parents to verify that their children are up to date with all of their vaccines before they return to school for the upcoming year. Read More »

Urban ERs witness increase in hepatitis C rates

An urban emergency department with a hepatitis C testing protocol has seen high rates of hepatitis C among Baby Boomers and intravenous drug users. Read More »

BiondVax universal flu vaccine improves immune response against H3N2

BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. recently announced that it has received results from a statistical analysis of a study that shows that BiondVax’s universal flu vaccine (M-001) has increased the immunogenicity of patients against the H3N2 influenza strain. Read More »

Synflorix major label extension gains CHMP positive opinion

GlaxoSmithKline recently announced that it has received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicine Products for Human Use (CHMP), which is a branch of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), concerning an expansion of a European label for Synflorix. Read More »

Canadian government and Rotary Foundation Canada partner to fight polio and poverty

The Government of Canada and the Rotary Foundation Canada recently joined their resources to donate $18 million to help eliminate polio as well as decrease poverty rates in the world’s developing countries. 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 »

Improved accessibility to methadone treatment reduces HIV spread

A recent study conducted by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS shows that there has been improved access to methadone treatments from primary care, which has caused a decline in the spread of HIV. Read More »

Study evaluates Hepatitis C cost burden

Primrose Healthcare recently released a study evaluating the payer cost burden related to hepatitis C specifically within the commercial -- as well as managed -- Medicaid populations. Read More »

South Africa evaluates TB surveillance system

he the Republic of South Africa's National TB Control Program (NTP) siad it recently conducted a surveillance of tuberculosis (TB) in the country. Read More »