Vaccines and Global Health: The Week in Review 4 October 2014

Vaccines and Global Health: The Week in Review is a weekly digest — summarizing news, events, announcements, peer-reviewed articles and research in the global vaccine ethics and policy space. Content is aggregated from key governmental, NGO, international organization and industry sources, key peer-reviewed journals, and other media channels. This summary proceeds from the broad base of themes and issues monitored by the Center for Vaccine Ethics & Policy in its work: it is not intended to be exhaustive in its coverage. You are viewing the blog version of our weekly digest, typically comprised of between 30 and 40 posts below all dated with the current issue date

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pdf version A pdf of the current issue is available here:  Vaccines and Global Health_The Week in Review_4 October 2014

blog edition: comprised of the 35+ entries posted below on 28 September 2014

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Editor’s Note on this Edition:
The pace and complexity of the Ebola/EVD crisis continues. We will strive to present a coherent, high-level digest of the situation using official sources wherever possible, with a special focus on vaccines and other interventions now in development and various trials globally. Reading this issue you will encounter significant Ebola content throughout.

We note that UNMEER (UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response) – the new UN coordinating mission established by and reporting to the UN Secretary General –
began operations and launched its own website with daily “external situation reports” updates and other content as below.

We lead this edition with the full text of a report from a WHO consultation on the status of and milestones ahead for candidate Ebola/EVD vaccines.

 

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David R. Curry, MS
Executive Director
Center for Vaccine Ethics and Policy
a program of the
– Division of Medical Ethics, NYU Medical School
– The Wistar Institute Vaccine Center
– Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
Associate Faculty, Division of Medical Ethics, NYU Medical School