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Is the WHO Blaming BigPharma for Ebola?

No. They’re blaming governments for not investing. WHO Director General, Dr. Margaret Chan, said on Monday that the lack of an Ebola vaccine is due to Ebola historically being confined to poor ‘African nations. At the regional committee for Africa in Benin on Monday, Dr. Chan, Director general of the World Health Organization, said that  ‘Ebola emerged nearly four decades …

WHO Declares spread of Wild Poliovirus a ‘Public Health Emergency of International concern’

Last week the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Committee declared the continued spread of wild poliovirus across multiple countries a public health emergancy of international concern. The move was made in an attempt to stifle the virus before it could reverse the work that has already taken place across the world to eradicate one of the most deadly viruses in human …

No Ice? No Problem: Vaccines successfully endure African heat

A trial using 15,000 vials of MenAfriVac  has successfully shown that the vaccines can survive the ‘last leg’ of the vaccine’s journey in nothing more than a picnic cooler. The trial, published today in Vaccine, examined the effects of this approach, called a  ‘controlled temperature chain‘ (CTC), on a drive across Benin to vaccinate against  meningococcal bacterium Neisseria meningitidis group A back in …