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An article by WHO
December 12, 2016 - WHO has just prequalified its first hepatitis C virus (HCV) rapid diagnostic test, a tool that will aid diagnosis of HCV in low- and middle-income countries and improve access to treatment.   “The fact that we now have very...
An article by WHO
December 12, 2016 - On 12 December – Universal Health Coverage Day – WHO reaffirms its commitment to support countries in providing affordable, quality health care for everyone.    In 2012, 193 Member States formally adopted a United Nations...
December 8, 2016 - Cancer immunotherapy research incorporates a variety of technological approaches, including cancer vaccines, which are designed to promote tumor-specific immune responses. Various vaccine platforms such as short peptides, full-...
An article by WHO
December 7, 2016 - Copenhagen and Paris, 7 December 2016   The health status of people in the WHO European Region is advancing, but not all children have the same chances of healthy growth and millions are being left behind. In 20 out of 28...
An article by FiercePharma
December 6, 2016 - Researchers at 30 prestigious groups are coming together under a collaboration between the legacy Cancer Research Institute and tech billionaire Sean Parker’s new Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. Their goal? To advance...
An article by CDC
December 5, 2016 -     Mumps is no longer very common in the United States. From year to year, mumps cases can range from roughly a couple hundred to a couple thousand. For example in 2010, there were 2,612 cases reported to CDC, and in 2012,...
An article by FiercePharma
November 28, 2016 - Seeking to deliver the “final nail in the coffin for HIV,” NIH scientists have kicked off a large clinical trial of a vaccine regimen this week in South Africa.   Under a collaboration that includes GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi...
An article by FiercePharma
November 22, 2016 - Nearly a year ago, Zika came onto the world stage in a big way, quickly spreading to more than 50 countries and causing thousands of microcephaly cases. Soon after, the World Health Organization deemed the outbreak an...
An article by FiercePharma
November 18, 2016 - Last fall, the WHO recommended GlaxoSmithKline’s malaria vaccine undergo local pilot programs that would test its real-world efficacy, adding a roadblock to a broader launch. Now, the agency said the first-of-a-kind shot is...
Por la Voz Digital
November 17, 2016 - A pesar de los progresos realizados durante los últimos años en la fabricación de vacunas contra la gripe estacional el riesgo de pandemia global se mantiene a un nivel elevado, según la doctora Marie-Paula Kieny, directora del...
Un article de Sudinfo.be
November 17, 2016 - «Nous sommes assurément mieux préparés» qu’il y a dix ans, a dit la sous-directrice générale de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) Marie-Paule Kieny. Mais il reste beaucoup à faire, selon elle.   De trois à cinq millions...
Un article du Journal International de Medecine
November 15, 2016 - Si l’on s’en tient aux seuls chiffres bruts, c’est un succès marquant. La rougeole tuait 2,5 millions d’enfants chaque année au début des années 1980. En 2015, moins de 150 000 décès étaient déplorés. La vaccination (dont le...
Un article de French People Daily
November 14, 2016 - Le secrétaire d'Etat tchadien à la Santé publique, Mahamat Annadif Youssouf, a lancé, dimanche à Pala, dans la région du Mayo-Kebbi ouest, frontalière avec le Cameroun, la quatrième édition de la campagne de vaccination contre...
An article by FierceBiotech
November 10, 2016 - For the first time, researchers have tested a Zika vaccine in animals that do not have a natural resistance to the virus. The synthetic DNA jab protected 100% of vaccinated animals from Zika infection, brain damage and death....
Un articulo de la OPS
November 9, 2016 - Les Cayes, Haití, 9 de noviembre de 2016 (OPS/OMS)—Un gran contingente de supervisores nacionales, enfermeras, agentes de salud y crieurs (voceadores a pie) están siendo movilizados por el Ministerio de Salud y de la Población...
An article by FierceBiotech
November 8, 2016 - An NIAID-funded team has discovered a Zika antibody that reduces mother-to-fetus transmission of the virus in pregnant mice. This research could lead to the development of vaccines or other therapeutics against the virus....
An article by Fondation Merieux
November 4, 2016 - The meeting focused on sharing best practices for the development and evaluation of effective strategies to improve vaccination coverage. Vaccine hesitancy is generally context and vaccine-specific. The importance of being aware...
An article by the Global Fund
November 3, 2016 - MINSK, Belarus - Health ministers from Eastern Europe and Central Asia adopted a Consensus Statement "HIV and TB treatment for all" on expanded and rapidly scaled-up access to affordable, quality-assured antiretroviral and TB...
Un article de Le Monde
November 2, 2016 - Le phénomène est notamment lié au vieillissement et à l’augmentation de la population. Deux rapports, l’un de la Société américaine du cancer (ACS – American Cancer Society) et l’autre paru dans la revue scientifique The Lancet...
November 2, 2016 - Polio this week as of  2 November 2016   The new Transition Independent Monitoring Board (Transition IMB) has now been established, to monitor and guide polio transition (previously referred to as ‘legacy’) planning. The...

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