A midweek review of vaccine research and advocacy efforts in the news:

Bush Effort Targets Cervical Cancer in Developing WorldSouth Africa: Nation Gets Ready for Trial of Successful Thai VaccineEC makes further commitment to saving livesNew Hope for 'Crazy' Malaria VaccineTuberculosis relative could be new vaccine

Bush Effort Targets Cervical Cancer in Developing WorldThe Wall Street Journal“George W. Bush is making the first major foray of his post presidency into global health, with a partnership to combat cervical and breast cancer in the developing world.”South Africa: Nation Gets Ready for Trial of Successful Thai VaccineallAfrica.comTwo years ago, the AIDS community was electrified by news that a vaccine had partially protected people against HIV. Now this vaccine will be tested in South Africa. This is according to scientists attending the International AIDS Vaccine conference, which opened yesterday (Monday) in Bangkok.”

EC makes further commitment to saving livesGAVI Alliance“The European Commission (EC) gave a shot at a healthy life to children in Africa, and the Caribbean and Pacific regions today by committing an additional 20 million Euros to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI Alliance) to fund a life-saving vaccine against five deadly childhood diseases.”New Hope for 'Crazy' Malaria VaccineScience Magazine“When a biotech company called Sanaria presented the results of a clinical study of its unconventional malaria vaccine last year, many researchers were disappointed. The vaccine, the only one that uses mosquitoes' bodies as bioreactors, had fully protected only two out of 44 volunteers from malaria. But anew animal study shows that the vaccine performs much better when given intravenously instead of into the skin, as it was in the clinical trial.”Tuberculosis relative could be new vaccineBBC News“Injecting modified bacteria related to those which cause tuberculosis could protect against the lung disease, US scientists say. Experiments on mice showed the injections could completely eliminate tuberculosis bacteria in some cases, Nature Medicine reports.”