Media/Policy Watch [to 17 January 2015]

Media/Policy Watch
This section is intended to alert readers to substantive news, analysis and opinion from the general media on vaccines, immunization, global; public health and related themes. Media Watch is not intended to be exhaustive, but indicative of themes and issues CVEP is actively tracking. This section will grow from an initial base of newspapers, magazines and blog sources, and is segregated from Journal Watch above which scans the peer-reviewed journal ecology.

We acknowledge the Western/Northern bias in this initial selection of titles and invite suggestions for expanded coverage. We are conservative in our outlook in adding news sources which largely report on primary content we are already covering above. Many electronic media sources have tiered, fee-based subscription models for access. We will provide full-text where content is published without restriction, but most publications require registration and some subscription level.

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Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/
Accessed 17 January 2015
Gates Foundation CEO: “History Is Going To Judge Us”
Sue Desmond-Hellmann took the helm at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation last May. She talks about what she’s hoping to change and how working in Uganda informs what she does now.
Kerry A. Dolan, Forbes Staff Jan 16, 2015
Gates Foundation CEO: A Picture Of Hope In Early Ebola Vaccine Trials
Efforts to develop vaccines for Ebola are moving more quickly than usual for this kind of disease, says The CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Kerry A. Dolan, Forbes Staff Jan 12, 2015

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New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/
Accessed 17 January 2015
Surviving Ebola
16 January 2015
In West Africa , people who catch Ebola and do not die are called “survivors…

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Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/home-page?_wsjregion=na,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 17 January 2015
Study of Ebola Drug ZMapp Set for West Africa
17 January 20215
A clinical trial of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp may be ready to get under way in infected patients in West Africa in February, the latest effort to combat the current epidemic and any future outbreaks.

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Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
Accessed 17 January 2015
Editorial –The Post’s View
The United States should generously support Gavi’s immunization efforts
The Washington Post | 11 January 2015
AN IMPORTANT conference is to be held in Berlin on Jan. 27 to secure financial replenishment for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a multilateral nonprofit that for 15 years has been bringing vaccines to children in the world’s 73 poorest nations. Many attendees will be watching to see what the United States pledges to the effort for the next few years. It ought to be generous…