Trauma surgeon and veteran field worker, Christos Christou, has taken over the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reins as International President, following his election by the organization’s International General Assembly last June. Christou, former president of the MSF Greece Board of Directors, will be faced with the leadership challenges of an organization that has grown from […] Continue reading ->
Kenya initiated a national pilot of the world’s first malaria vaccine today, joining Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against a disease that remains a leading killer of children under the age of 5 years, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. The vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be rolled out nationally in […] Continue reading ->
Digital health holds the potential to transform health systems so that they become more proactive and responsive to patients, advocates said at Wednesday’s launch of a two-day international conference that brought together members of the global healthcare and artificial intelligence (AI) communities in Switzerland’s pharmaceutical industry hub, Basel. But using AI doesn’t inherently empower women […] Continue reading ->
[TB Alliance] NEW YORK (August 14, 2019)—Pretomanid, a novel compound developed by the non-profit organization TB Alliance, was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) today for treating some of the most drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB).1 The new drug was approved under the Limited Population Pathway for Antibacterial and Antifungal Drugs (LPAD pathway) […] Continue reading ->
[US National Institutes of Health] 12 August, 2019 The Pamoja Tulinde Maisha (PALM [together save lives]) study is a randomized, controlled trial of four investigational agents (ZMapp, remdesivir, mAb114 and REGN-EB3) for the treatment of patients with Ebola virus disease. The study began on Nov. 20, 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) […] Continue reading ->
[Sabin Vaccine Institute] LONDON / WASHINGTON, D.C. – GSK and the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) announced exclusive agreements for Sabin to advance the development of the prophylactic candidate vaccines against the deadly Ebola Zaire, Ebola Sudan and the closely related, but lesser known, Marburg virus. No licensed vaccines against these three viruses are currently available. […] Continue reading ->