Media/Policy Watch

Media/Policy Watch
This watch section is intended to alert readers to substantive news, analysis and opinion from the general media and selected think tanks and similar organizations 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.
Financial Times
Accessed 21 April 2018
Malaria vaccine pilot steers past final delays
16 April 2017.
Wall Street Journal,us&_homepage=/home/us
Accessed 21 April 2018
New CDC Chief Resigned From Four Entities to Comply With Ethics Rules
By Betsy McKay
April 17, 2018 11:09 am ET
Robert Redfield, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned positions at four entities, sold stock and forfeited options in two companies and is signing his share of future patent licensing fees and royalties over to his university to comply with ethics rules.

Washington Post
Accessed 21 April 2018
Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication
16 April 2018
…The complicated fight against polio is yet another way the Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram has disrupted life in the northeast, leaving children vulnerable to an entirely preventable disease.
“When such children come to the camps or host communities they become a threat to other children,” said Almai Some, the field coordinator in Borno state for the vaccination campaign run by Rotary.
Some of the families arriving are from areas where polio vaccinators have not been able to visit for as long as six years.
Boko Haram’s insurgency began in Maiduguri, Borno state’s capital, but its reach has expanded beyond Nigeria’s borders to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Its violence has proved to be a major setback to the international campaign against polio.
Nigeria is one of just three countries where polio is endemic and has not been eliminated, along with Pakistan and Afghanistan. The final phase to wipe out polio is “proving to be extraordinarily difficult” because “the poliovirus is surviving despite all the good work and in the face of everything that is being thrown at it,” said a WHO-appointed monitoring group at the end of last year…