22 Jun 2011
With GAVI's enormous fundraising success last week,
there is great hope within the global vaccine community. In the middle of the conversation about strategy is India – a test case for worldwide vaccination efforts. Approximately 27 million children are
born in India each year – the largest birth cohort in the world – but less than
44% receive a full schedule of vaccinations.
17 Jun 2011
An interesting conversation took place this week between Ezra
Klein (Washington Post), Kevin
Outterson (The Incidental Economist), and Megan
McArdle (The Atlantic) on the emergence of drug-resistant bacte
16 Jun 2011
Zanzibar has reached a crossroads in its efforts to combat malaria, but its successes hinge on continuity of funding for malaria interventions, according to a new article in Science by CDDEP senior fellow David L. Smith and co-authors.
10 Jun 2011
The "global decade of vaccines" is upon us. Such was the call to action issued by the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2010.
For their part, the Gates Foundation pledged $10 billion over the next
decade to supplement vaccination programs worldwide.
3 Jun 2011
The E. coli currently
making its way through Europe is "a new strain of bacteria that is
highly infectious and toxic" according
to scientists at the Beijing Genomics Institute who have sequenced the