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Measles report shows how setting reachable goals can guide progress, but not fast enough

The report on outcomes of measles elimination efforts released last week by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows, as its title suggests, progress. Between the first year of this century and 2017, according to the report, Progress towards regional measles elimination, access to the first dose of […]

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What We’re Reading: Catching up on World AIDS Day pieces by and about experts, we’re reading about the power of science, justice, and strategy

PEPFAR, launched as an emergency response to AIDS, has built a bridge to the future – In the 15 years since a bi-partisan Congress launched the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the potential of what equitable access to medicine and other evidence-based prevention measures could accomplish has only become clearer. Dr. Myron S. Cohen, […]

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Senate extends PEPFAR, while funding remains a question

With a matter-of-fact and unanimous approval of the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018, a five-year renewal of the U.S. flagship program to combat HIV globally, the U.S. Senate Wednesday evening showed that what was once considered revolutionary, can now be considered routine. Perceptions that efforts to stop the spread of an incurable virus across countries […]

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Ebola studies highlight long-delayed momentum in face of unprecedented obstacles

Knowledge gained during West Africa’s outbreak, from persistence of infections to a vaccine’s potential and needs to integrate research are informing responses A little more than a month after the first time Liberia was declared free of the Ebola outbreak that had devastated communities from its most remote reaches to its capital, an oral swab […]

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Senate extends PEPFAR, while funding remains a question

With a matter-of-fact and unanimous approval of the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018, a five-year renewal of the U.S. flagship program to combat HIV globally, the […]

Tuberculosis

49th Union World Conference on Lung Health: 90 percent of participants in short-course XDR-TB regimen cured after six months

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – New results from the ongoing Nix-TB trial continue to confirm a short-course treatment regimen of bedaquiline – one of the two newest […]

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Vaccinations begin in new Zika prevention trial

A trial to test the safety of, and immune response prompted by, the latest candidate for a vaccine to protect against Zika virus infection has begun […]

Policy

Measles report shows how setting reachable goals can guide progress, but not fast enough

The report on outcomes of measles elimination efforts released last week by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows, […]