SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017

U.N. AIDS and Planned Parenthood unite to accelerate HIV response

Leaders from U.N. AIDS and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) recently made a memorandum of understanding that is designed to give fast-track access to responses for HIV by 2020. Read More »

TB Centre of London publishes biennial report

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's TB Centre recently released its biennial report about tuberculosis around the world. Read More »

Sinovac-IPV candidate green-lighted for clinical trials

Health officials recently granted permission to Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a top supplier of biopharmaceutical products for China, to start human clinical trials to test the company’s Sabin Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) candidate. Read More »

New York Blood Center scientists receive medical patents

Scientists from the New York Blood Center (NYBC) have received patents for several projects that are designed to safeguard the U.S. blood supply and advance vaccine therapies. Read More »

Study reports limited access to sterile needle programs in US

A recent study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shows there is limited accessibility to harm-reduction services and programs in areas that have higher rates of intravenous drug use and HIV infections. Read More »

WHO supports extensive polio vaccination campaign in Myanmar

The first two rounds of polio immunizations are being provided this month in Myanmar, buttressed by the World Health Organization (WHO) which is supporting the country’s launch of a massive vaccination campaign targeting 1.4 million children ages 5 and under. Read More »

Pakistan continues quest for polio elimination

The Prime Minister of Pakistan’s Focus Group for Polio Eradication recently encouraged all of its stakeholders to step up their support as health professionals take the last few steps needed to eliminate the virus from the world public health scene. Read More »

Army enters partnership to develop Ebola vaccine

Yisheng U.S. Biopharma Inc. has partnered with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) to create an Ebola vaccine. Read More »

Malawi study shows AIDS treatments help more than HIV patients

A University of Pennsylvania study shows that AIDS treatments bring improved health and economic benefits to people who don’t have HIV. Read More »

Avian influenza detected in two humans in China

Officials from the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP), part of the Department of Health, recently confirmed that they have detected avian influenza (AH7N9) in two humans in mainland China. Read More »

WHO implements global framework for eradicating rabies

The World Health Organization (WHO) for Animal Health, the Global Alliance for the Control of Rabies (GARC), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have developed a new global framework to eradicate human rabies. Read More »

Malaysia reviews potential dengue virus

Malaysia's Ministry of Health (MOH) is reviewing a vaccine for dengue fever that has already received approval for use in Mexico. Read More »

Vaccinations available for Rwandan refugees

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) recently started vaccination campaigns for refugees who are bound for the United States. Read More »

Ethiopian officials launch polio vaccination campaign

The Ethiopian News Agency recently reported that the Ministry of Health has launched a new vaccination campaign designed to protect children from polio. Read More »

Yale researchers receive grant for typhoid fever vaccine

The Yale School of Public Health recently received funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will help scientists continue their research for a typhoid fever vaccine. Read More »

York University scientists say flu-fighting strategies should be tailored to regions

Scientists from York University have discovered that strategies for fighting influenza need to be more individualized to each region and city to be more effective in protecting people from the virus. Read More »

Universal quality-control standards sought for influenza vaccines

Scientists have been striving to counteract the misinformation surrounding influenza vaccines by improving their quality and developing a universal flu vaccine. Read More »

UNICEF responds to measles outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

Health care workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are racing to contain a recent outbreak of measles. Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline, Comic Relief partner to battle malaria

GlaxoSmithKline and Comic Relief have entered a five-year partnership to battle malaria and improve health systems around the world. Read More »

Group seeks safer packing, larger label design for vaccines

The International Medication Safety Network (IMSN) recently released its position statement that urges the global health industry to create safer packaging and labeling for vaccines. Read More »