WHO praises region of Pakistan for meeting vaccination goals

The World Health Organization and UNICEF recently praised the efforts of the Punjab Health Department in Pakistan for providing the measles vaccine to 95 percent of the targeted children in Lahore. Read More »

New computer model predicts infectious avian influenza

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Japan gives money to immunization drive

A government official from Japan announced on May 15 that the Japanese government has given the Expanded Program on Immunization $1 million. Read More »

UNAIDS calls for an HIV vaccine

UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, said in a statement on Saturday that it is imperative to develop an HIV vaccine through dedication and persistence from scientists and the community at large. Read More »

WHO Director-General Chan discusses H7N9, novel coronavirus

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Study demonstrates vaccine confers long-lived protection against pertussis

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WHO Director-General Chan: Public health deserves priority

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New Special Envoys announced for NTD treatment programs

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases announced its newest NTD Special Envoys on May 7 in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More »

U.S. patent issued for Soligenix vaccine stabilization technology

Soligenix, a Princeton, New Jersey-based clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent for the company's ThermoVax vaccine thermostabilization technology. Read More »

Agenus initiates enrollment in brain tumor vaccine trial

Agenus, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company, announced the start of enrollment on Wednesday for a Phase II study of a Prophage G-200 vaccine in combination with bevacizumab for one type of brain tumor. Read More »

More than 7 million Africans now receiving HIV treatment

The Joint U.N. Programme on HIV/AIDS announced on Tuesday that the number of people in Africa receiving antiretroviral treatment for HIV has increased from less than 1 million in 2005 to more than 7 million in 2012. Read More »

UNICEF launches emergency measles vaccination campaign in CAR

The United Nations Children's Fund and its partners announced on Tuesday the launch of an emergency immunization program against measles in the Central African Republic, estimated to reach some 125,000 children. Read More »

iBio develops vaccine candidate for H7N9 influenza virus

iBio, Inc., a Newark, Delaware-based biotechnology company, announced on Wednesday the production of a vaccine candidate for the newly emerged H7N9 influenza virus by an independent third-party laboratory using iBio's iBioLaunch platform. Read More »

ECDC recommends changes for surveillance of rubella

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control is preparing to make changes in the monitoring of rubella throughout Europe to help align the data, according to a recent report by the agency. Read More »

WHO reports wild poliovirus outbreak in Africa

The World Health Organization reported on Wednesday that there has been an outbreak of a wild poliovirus type 1 in the Horn of Africa. Read More »

Study shows vitamin C kills drug-resistant strands of TB

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U.N. refugee agency helps Niger deal with cholera epidemic

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NIAID scientists develop novel approach for flu vaccination

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Tests of oral vaccine for diarrhea show promise

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UNICEF regional health advisor visits Syrian refugee camp

United Nations Children's Fund Regional Health Advisor Mahendra Sheth visited the Domiz refugee camp for Syrian refugees in Iraq on Wednesday. Read More »