Tag Archives: Ebola vaccine

DRC Ebola PHEIC continues amid ongoing obstacles while vaccine approval represents “major milestone” for future responses

By on .

While the committee examining the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo emerged today from its 5th meeting with the conclusion that transmissions of the virus there continues to pose a public health emergency of international concern (or PHEIC), news on the vaccine used to control the outbreak represented game-changing developments for the control […]

In face of ongoing Ebola response challenges, WHO adapts vaccine strategy to streamline process, expand access, extend supply

By on .

“Pop-up” vaccination sites, widened eligibility for inoculations, reduced doses, and the addition of a new investigational vaccine candidate are among the strategies a panel of World Health Organization experts has recommended to reverse discouraging trends, including increased cases and continuing security threats confronting responses to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. […]