Passing through a leafy neighborhood of Brazzaville, we turn into the well kept confines of the national immunization program. Each office is named for its function: Surveillance, Statistics and Data Management and so on.

The estimated 21 million people each year who get typhoid fever must now face another life- threatening reality: The emergence of antibiotic-resistant typhoid strains.

Dengue Vaccine Initiative awarded grant from Germany for development of new dengue vaccines in Brazil and Vietnam

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - The Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI) announced today that it has received a 1 million Euro award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the first time it has received such a grant from Germany. The funds will be used to support the development of new dengue vaccines in collaboration with the Instituto Butantan, a biomedical research center in São Paulo, Brazil, and Vabiotech, a vaccine manufacturer in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Sierra Leone’s members of parliament (MPs) are driving forward progress on immunization goals within their country. Yet many MPs who were instrumental in defending immunization budgets and pushing forward legislation were not re-elected this year.

For those of us in the neglected tropical disease (NTD) community, Washington, DC was an exciting place to be recently.

New framework for neglected tropical diseases could unlock potential for world’s poorest people

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 22 – A new concept and policy framework published in PLOS NTDs outlines concrete steps for the global development community as it works to synthesize health goals with economic, environmental and social priorities. The concept, “blue marble health,” emphasizes the role of the Group of 20 (G20) nations in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to expedite poverty reduction efforts.

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