World ’ s Deadliest Malaria Parasite Dominance in Africa Could Be Over – Experts
A child health consultation at Obunga Dispensary in Homa Bay, one of the eight counties participating in the malaria vaccine pilot program. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Oct 25 2021 (IPS) One morning in 2016, Lillian Nekesa’s 3-year-old woke up with flu-like classic symptoms of malaria. This was not Kevin’s first encounter with the killer disease. Kevin was nonetheless not immediately rushed to Busia County Referral Hospital for advanced treatment in keeping with his severe symptoms. Nekesa rushed him to a village dispensary because the referral hospital is an hour’s walk away fr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations ​#Health​ #MalariaVaccine Kenya Source Type: news

For Stronger HIV Services in South Sudan, This Team Looks to the Data
By Alfred Okiria, Project director, South Sudan ; Katherine Seaton, Communications writer/editor, IntraHealth International A nurse draws blood to test for HIV and begins counseling a client at the Saint Bakhita Health Centre in Yei, South Sudan. Photo by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.October 21, 2021What does it take to keep HIV services available despite limited resources, political unrest and violence, and a pandemic?For Alfred Okiria, IntraHealth International’s project director for theStrengthening National Capacity for Integrated HIV/AIDS Health Data Collection, Use, and Dissemination in Supp...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS Digital Health Measurement Analytics Source Type: news

Countdown to ZERO IMMUNITY... vaccine victims are seeing their immune response drop by about 5% each week, with long-term consequences mirroring AIDS
(Natural News) A bombshell report published by The Expose (UK) is entitled, “A comparison of official Government reports suggest the Fully Vaccinated are developing Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.” Since this is being instigated by vaccine injections, I’m calling it “Injected Immunodeficiency Syndrome,” or “IIDS.” As The Expose explains, following a detailed analysis of UK PHE Vaccine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are covid "vaccines" giving people AIDS? Immune system functions are dropping around 5% EACH WEEK in those who were vaccinated
(Natural News) The latest data from the United Kingdom’s PHE Vaccine Surveillance Report suggests that people who have been “fully vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) are losing about five percent of their immune systems per week. Doubly injected people between the ages of 40 and 70 have already lost about 40 percent of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Africa CDC Welcomes Historic Go-Ahead for Malaria Vaccine
[African Union] The African continent is making headway in the fight against malaria among young children. Being at the forefront in establishing, strengthening, and supporting member states in disease control and surveillance for priority diseases including HIV and AIDs, tuberculosis, malaria, COIVD-19, hepatitis, and non-communicable diseases in the region, the African Union (AU) through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has welcomed the World Health Organization's (WHO) historic go-ahea (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Africa: Use Covid-19 Lessons to Boost HIV Vaccine Push
[SciDev.Net] Lessons must be learned from COVID-19 as a new HIV vaccine trial starts this month, writes Ifeanyi M. Nsofor. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Charlize Theron and Darren Walker on How to End Global Vaccine Inequity
This month, for the first time in two years, the G20 will meet in Rome to discuss a global, multilateral agenda. The stakes could not be higher. Certainly, member states are feeling the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing consequences. But, sadly, the 175 countries not at the table—most in the Global South—still face the gravest suffering and highest rates of death. Nowhere is the disparity more apparent than in vaccine access. In places like Los Angeles and New York City, where we respectively live and were vaccinated, large distribution sites like the L.A. Forum and the Javits Center have helped the two cities ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlize Theron and Darren Walker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: The Times was wrong to publish a letter defending anti-vaccine cops
Readers object to a letter comparing the government's responses to AIDS and COVID-19. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Updates Dominate IDWeek Lineup COVID-19 Updates Dominate IDWeek Lineup
Global vaccine distribution promises to be a hot topic. Experts will also share advances in treating and preventing other infectious diseases and partnership strategies for developing new antibiotics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HIV Prevalence Intersects With COVID-19 At the Area Level HIV Prevalence Intersects With COVID-19 At the Area Level
A new analysis finds a strong overlap between these infectious diseases at the geographical level, highlighting the need for more focused vaccination and prevention interventions in hard hit areas.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Africa: Global Leaders Commit Further Support for Global Equitable Access To Covid-19 Vaccines And Covax
[Unicef] Geneva/New York/Oslo -- A joint statement from COVAX partners -- CEPI   Gavi  Unicef  WHO (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Editorial - HIV Prevention Injection Should Be Fast-Tracked Like Covid-19 Vaccines
[spotlight] One of the most important developments in HIV in the last decade is the discovery that taking a pill combining two antiretroviral medicines every day can prevent HIV infection. This pill is finally becoming widely available in South Africa's public healthcare system, but uptake is still relatively low. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Vaccines Prevent Hospitalizations in High - Risk Populations
Estimates of vaccine effectiveness high for adults aged 85 years and older, those with chronic medical conditions, and for Hispanic, Black adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

South Africa: The Aids Epidemic and Its Denialists Have Lessons for Anti-Vax Conspiracy Theorists
[Daily Maverick] Most Covid-19 vaccine misinformation in the US is driven by 12 individuals, most of whom work in 'alternative medicine'. Joseph Mercola, the leading member of the 'dirty dozen', is worth more than $100-million. At the height of South Africa's Aids epidemic, purveyors of alternative medicine, many supported by then Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, benefitted directly from Thabo Mbeki's distrust of ARVs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fauci review – laudatory but lenient portrait of the US vaccine czar
Anthony Fauci ’s firmness in the face of Trump’s anti-scientific stance is rightly celebrated, but this documentary doesn’t fully examine his record on AidsRetirement age doesn ’t apply to the increasingly legendary Dr Anthony Fauci, who at 80 years old continues in US public life like a benign version of J Edgar Hoover, or maybe like a supreme court justice. This documentary from National Geographic gives him something like the Ruth Bader Ginsburg treatment. Fauci is th e director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, having taken up that post in 1984 and served under seven ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Peter Bradshaw Tags: Film Documentary films Anthony Fauci Coronavirus Aids and HIV Culture Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Society US news World news Source Type: news

Biden Issues Tough New Vaccine Mandates Affecting Millions of U.S. Workers
As vaccinations are controlled by individual states, White House does not have the power to compel all Americans to get the shots (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 10, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Expert Demystifies Imbokodo HIV Vaccine Trial
[263Chat] A local health expert has defended the recently discontinued Imbokodo HIV vaccine study saying it was not a complete failure as the processes involved were crucial in ensuring the world develop a better vaccine in future. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Africa HIV Vaccine Trial Fails
[SciDev.Net] Lagos -- An HIV vaccine candidate trialed in Sub-Saharan Africa offers no substantial protection against HIV infection among young women, the study organisers say. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Human Trials for HIV Vaccine Made With mRNA Technology to Begin Human Trials for HIV Vaccine Made With mRNA Technology to Begin
IAVI and Scripps Research may have discovered an important key to crack the virus's impenetrable armor.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

HIV Vaccine Fails, Prompting Calls for More PrEP HIV Vaccine Fails, Prompting Calls for More PrEP
An HIV vaccine based on the platform used for Johnson& Johnson's successful COVID-19 vaccine showed insignificant efficacy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Protesters decry Moderna, Pfizer for 'pandemic profiteering'
Some two dozen activists gathered in front of Moderna Inc.'s headquarters at 200 Technology Square in Cambridge on Tuesday, decrying what they describe as the company's "profiteering" for charging $16.50 per dose of its Covid-19 vaccine in the U.S. and as much as $37 elsewhere in the world. Leading the protest was the nonprofit AIDS Healthcare Foundation. In an interview with the Business Journal on Monday, the foundation's senior director of communications, Ged Kenslea, drew a parallel between… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 31, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson and Global Partners Announce Results from Phase 2b Imbokodo HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial in Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa
This study is being conducted in the Americas and Europe where different strains of HIV are circulating. Given these differentiating factors and following consultations with the Mosaico study independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), it was decided that the Mosaico study will continue at this time. “We are extremely grateful to the women who volunteered for the Imbokodo study, and to our partners, including the people on the frontlines, all of whom are contributing every day to this enduring quest to make HIV history,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scien...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Vaccine Hesitancy Up for Racial, Ethnic Minority HCWs
Vaccine hesitancy highest among Black and Hispanic or Latino health care workers; concerns include side effects, newness of vaccine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 30, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Vaccine Access Negotiations to Resume as New Variants Spread
Vaccine access negotiations are at critical juncture. While many countries support the intellectual property rights waiver, including the European parliament the European Union does not. Credit: PAHO/Karen GonzálezBy Lyndal RowlandsMelbourne, Australia , Aug 30 2021 (IPS) A committee that has spent almost a year negotiating the terms of a temporary intellectual property waiver for Covid-19 medicines will reconvene in September after pausing for the European Summer. As new variants spread rapidly around the world, the deadlock in the World Trade Organization Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRI...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations COVAX COVID-19 vaccines TRIPS. WTO Source Type: news

Safety and Response to the SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine in HIV Safety and Response to the SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine in HIV
Early data provides insight into the safety and development of antibodies among people with HIV who received the first dose of the SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine.AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Prioritising Profits Reversed Health Progress
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 2021 (IPS) Instead of a health system striving to provide universal healthcare, a fragmented, profit-driven market ‘non-system’ has emerged. The 1980s’ neo-liberal counter-revolution against the historic 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration is responsible. Alma-Ata a big step forward Neoliberal health reforms over the last four decades have reversed progress at the World Health Organization (WHO) Assembly in the capital of the then Socialist Republic of Kazakhstan, now known as Almaty. Anis ChowdhuryThen, 134 WHO Member States reached a histor...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Targeted COVID - 19 Vaccine Reminders Boost Uptake
Behaviorally informed messages were sent to health care workers who initially delayed receiving the COVID - 19 vaccine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 11, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Still Controversial —Even for the Immunocompromised People Who Likely Need Them the Most
Chris Neblett, 44, was among the first people in the U.S. to get vaccinated against COVID-19. His job with the U.S. State Department allowed him to get his initial dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine in late December 2020. By January 2021, he was fully vaccinated. But that didn’t mean he was fully protected. Neblett, who received a kidney transplant in 2018 and still takes immune-system-suppressing drugs to prevent his body from rejecting the organ, found out through his participation in a Johns Hopkins study of vaccination among transplant patients that he didn’t produce any disease-fighting antibodies, ev...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Senate Bill a Big Win for Health Workers around the Globe
By David Bryden, Director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and senior policy and advocacy advisor at IntraHealth International Photo of health workers in Mali by Nana Kofi Acquah for IntraHealth International. IntraHealth leads the secretariat for the Frontline Health Workers Coalition.August 05, 2021Even as the world is struggling to address COVID-19, we must plan and prepare for future pandemics. In fact, a recent estimate shows that the probability of a future zoonotic spillover event resulting in a pandemic of COVID-19 magnitude or larger is high: a 22-28% chance within the next ten years. W...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Policy & Advocacy Global health security Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news

We Can Prevent the Bankruptcy of the Sacred – Dare we Try?
Religious leaders. Credit: UN Photo/Rick BajornasBy Azza KaramNEW YORK, Jul 22 2021 (IPS) The UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) came to a conclusion on July 15th. Another HLPF, another series of declaration, and commitments and concerns articulated by governments. All of which are besieged by the combined pandemics of institutional and systemic failures, increasing violence, global warming which has already led to the deaths of species and humans, and of course, Covid-19 and the utter shame of only the rich getting vaccinated. And the results of this High Level Political Forum? Not the dramatic changes that our plane...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Azza Karam Tags: COVID-19 Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Caused U.S. Life Expectancy to Drop 1.5 Years
Life expectancy in the United States dropped the most in more than seven decades last year as Covid-19 sent hundreds of thousands of Americans to early deaths. The pandemic’s disproportionate toll on communities of color also widened existing gaps in life expectancy between White and Black Americans, according to estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The tally represents an extraordinarily grim accounting of an ongoing catastrophe. The first year of the pandemic delivered a bigger blow to American life expectancy than any year of the Vietnam War, the AIDS crisis or the “deaths of...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Tozzi / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

European Duplicity Undermines Anti-Pandemic Efforts
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 2021 (IPS) Despite facing the world’s worst pandemic of the last century, rich countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have blocked efforts to enable more affordable access to the means to fight the pandemic. Everyone knows access for all to the means for testing, treatment and prevention – including diagnostic tests, therapeutic medicines, personal protective equipment and vaccines – is crucial. Anis ChowdhuryEuropean deceit In October 2020, South Africa and India requested the WTO to temporarily suspend relevant provisions...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine Protective Against COVID-19 in People With HIV AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine Protective Against COVID-19 in People With HIV
The AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is effective in people living with HIV, at least in the short term, according to an open-label substudy within the protocol of a larger phase 2/3 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hope, horror and Covid-19: my 23 years as the Guardian ’s health correspondent | Sarah Boseley
I ’ve travelled the world covering everything from HIV to MMR to Ebola… and then Covid came along. These are stories that changed me – and the worldShe was tall, wrapped in a green patterned dress that clung to her legs and ended just above dusty flip-flops. In the bustling, sweltering market, Grace Mathanga looked at me appraisingly, as if to say: “What have we here?” And I knew she was the one.It was the end of2002. I had flown to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, with excitement in my heart and fear of failure eating at my gut. I ’d been the Guardian’s health correspondent for a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Health Coronavirus Aids and HIV Infectious diseases Vaccines and immunisation Society Ebola Africa Epidemics World news Global health Global development Campaigning journalism Newspapers & magazines Media Source Type: news

Multiple Myeloma Patients May Not Mount Adequate Response to COVID Vaccine Multiple Myeloma Patients May Not Mount Adequate Response to COVID Vaccine
Patients with multiple myeloma mount a highly variable antibody response after completing the recommended two-dose COVID-19 vaccination regimen, with some not having any detectable response, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Regional Advisors Will Guide Frontline Health Workers Coalition ’s Policy and Advocacy Work
July 02, 2021This week the Frontline Health Workers Coalition welcomed four new regional advisors from low- and middle-income countries to its steering committee, where they will help guide the coalition’s health workforce policy and advocacy work over the next year. IntraHealth International serves as the secretariat for the coalition.“We are working to address longstandingpower imbalances in the global health arena, and reflecting on ways to more comprehensively address health workforce needs,” says David Bryden, director of the Coalition.“We do not simply want to speak on behalf of health workers...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Health Workers Source Type: news

NIDCR's Summer 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Summer 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR to Release Report on Oral Health in America As a 20-year follow-up to the seminal Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, NIDCR will release Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges in the fall of 2021. The report will illuminate new directions...
Source: NIDCR Science News - July 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Africa: Gavi and the Global Fund Sign Groundbreaking Agreement With International Federation of Accountants to Support in-Country Financial Management
[Global Fund] Geneva -- Global health leaders Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have joined forces with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) to contribute to, and support, the implementation of robust accounting practices in the public health sector and to improve overall financial management of donor funds by implementing countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Herd Immunity Remains Out of Reach Because of Inequitable Vaccine Distribution – 99% of People in Poor Countries Are Unvaccinated
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

People who have had COVID-19 may require only single dose of two-dose vaccines
People who have previously been infected with COVID-19 may need only one dose of the two-dose mRNA vaccines to achieve maximum protection against the virus, a new UCLA study suggests. But all vaccinated individuals, whether previously infected or not, will likely require booster shots moving forward because antibodies created through both vaccines and natural infection wane at the same relatively rapid rate, the authors say.In astudy published today in the peer-reviewed journal ACS Nano, the researchers report that a previous COVID-19 infection effectively serves as the first “dose” of a two-dose vaccine, with ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 24, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For HIV/AIDS Survivors, COVID-19 Reawakened Old Trauma —And Renewed Calls for Change
Forty years ago this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report noted a rare lung infection among five otherwise healthy gay men in Los Angeles, Calif. Though they didn’t know it at the time, the scientists had written about what would turn out to be one of the historical moments that launched the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. Since then, HIV/AIDS has killed an estimated 35 million people, including 534,000 people in the U.S. from 1990 to 2018 alone, according to UNAIDS, making it one of the deadliest epidemics in modern history. Over...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Tunisia: Covid - 19 - Japanese Donation to Beef Up Vaccine Cold-Storage Equipment
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Tunisia took delivery of a Japanese donation consisting of top-notch COVID-19 vaccine cold-storage equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

To Improve Global Health Security, We Must Not Abandon Tackling Existing Epidemics
Over 600 million people in Africa require treatment for an NTD, making up 35% of the global burden. Credit: Uniting to Combat NTDsBy Thoko Elphick-PooleyHOVE, United Kingdom, Jun 11 2021 (IPS) As world leaders come together in the UK for the G7, the global response to COVID-19 and how we can build a better defence system against infection is at the forefront of discussions.  Whilst we applaud the incredible global efforts in tackling COVID-19 and support calls for vaccines to be shared equitably across the world, we also urge G7 leaders not to abandon efforts to tackle existing epidemics such as neglected tropical dis...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thoko Elphick Pooley Tags: Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

What We Learned About Genetic Sequencing During COVID-19 Could Revolutionize Public Health
You don’t want to be a virus in Dr. David Ho’s lab. Pretty much every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Ho and his team have done nothing but find ways to stress SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. His goal: pressure the virus relentlessly enough that it mutates to survive, so drug developers can understand how the virus might respond to new treatments. As a virologist with decades of experience learning about another obstinate virus, HIV, Ho knows just how to apply that mutation-generating stress, whether by starving the virus, bathing it in antibodies that disrupt its ability to infect cells, ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Genetics Magazine Source Type: news

The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic
While most eyes were on COVID-19, researchers have also made groundbreaking advancements in other fields. Here’s a look. The other big vaccine news Public-health officials have long sought a vaccine against malaria, which infects up to 600 million people a year and kills 400,000, mostly children. This year, there was dramatic prog­ress toward that goal. In a study of 450 children in Burkina Faso, published in the Lancet in April, researchers reported that a new malaria vaccine, called R21, is 77% effective—just clearing the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy standard. However, the sample gro...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Innovation Magazine Source Type: news

Preventing the Next Health Crisis Depends on Health Workers. We Need 18 Million More
Over 115,000 health and care workers died during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a physician who’s cared for patients with COVID-19, malaria and Ebola, I’ve seen too many colleagues make the ultimate sacrifice on the frontlines. I’m not surprised experts responding to TIME’s survey ranked bolstering the world’s public health workforce, particularly in rural and remote regions, as one of the top five of nearly 50 strategies to prepare for the next pandemic. But I’m concerned they ranked this the least feasible strategy amongst the top five. Experts ranked high the need for new systems to raise ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health Magazine Source Type: news

A U.N. Declaration on Ending AIDS Should Have Been Easy. It Wasn ’t.
Even with U.N. ’s previous goals unmet, delegates tried to water down provisions regarding protections for vulnerable populations and patents for essential drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Discrimination Inventions and Patents Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Intellectual Property Homosexuality and Bisexuality Prostitution Sex Education European Un Source Type: news

South Africa: Let's Seize the Moment of a Groundbreaking HIV Vaccine Approach and Covid-19 Immunisation Success
[Daily Maverick] For those affected by HIV, watching the stunningly swift development of not one but multiple successful Covid-19 vaccines in less than a year, has been partly inspirational, but also partly disheartening. If a Covid-19 vaccine can be developed so fast, many would understandably ask why, after decades, are we still so far from having a vaccine for HIV? Surely, more can be done to speed up and better finance the development of an effective vaccine against HIV/Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news