GPEI reports 10 more polio cases in 4 countries
28 SEP - The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) reported a slew of new polio illnesses this week, with Nigeria, Niger, Somalia, and Papua New Guinea all recording cases of circulating vaccine-derived polio.
TB vaccine shows early promise as world leaders gather to discuss wiping out disease
25 SEP - The first new vaccine for preventing tuberculosis in more than 100 years has shown promising results in clinical trials.
United States calls for global cooperation in quelling antibiotic resistance
24 SEP - During the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Sept. 25, Alex Azar, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary, will call on world leaders to address the evolving threat of antibiotic resistance.
Financing the 2030 Agenda: What is it and why is it important?
Thailand leaps ahead on efficiency index
24 SEP - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was highly satisfied with Thailand's leap in the index, while the World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised Thailand for being a good model to learn from in terms of of national health security, Lt Gen Sansern said.
Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme to benefit 13 million families in MP: Chouhan
23 SEP - Chouhan launched the scheme in the state after it was rolled out nationwide by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function Sunday in Ranchi
Single-dose tafenoquine for radical cure of P. vivax malaria submitted for regulatory approval in Brazil
21 SEP - Brazil becomes the first malaria-endemic country to review the regulatory dossier for the new medicine
IVCC to lead $66 million Unitaid and Global Fund initiative to counter insecticide resistance with innovative insecticide-treated bed nets
21 SEP - IVCC is to lead a consortium of partners on a ground-breaking project funded by Unitaid and the Global Fund to bring to market new versions of insecticide-treated bed nets to fight malaria-carrying mosquitoes that have become resistant to older insecticides. It is hoped that the nets will provide a stronger line of defence against malaria for millions of people.
Health preparedness plan for dengue detection during the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic games in Tokyo
20 SEP - Participants in mass gathering events are at risk of acquiring imported and locally endemic infectious diseases. The 2014 dengue outbreak in Tokyo gathered attention since it was the first time in 70 years for Japan to experience an autochthonous transmission. Preparation for emerging infectious threats is essential even in places where these outbreaks have been largely unknown. The aim of this study is to identify strategies for early detection and prevention of dengue infection during the 2020 summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.
Plot, poison, or curse? Ebola rumours spread in Congo
20 SEP - Some think the disease is a plot to kill off opposition voters. Others believe it is a money-making scheme by foreign groups. These are among the rumours that have caused people to refuse Ebola vaccines and throw stones at health workers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where an Ebola outbreak has killed almost 100 people since July, the Red Cross said.