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Nov 09, 2012

Nov 09, 2012

Study shows modest benefits for malaria vaccine in infants

(CIDRAP News) – The latest trial of the world's first malaria vaccine showed it was only modestly beneficial in African infants, a somewhat disappointing finding after an earlier part of the study showed that it halved cases in older babies.

Dec 07, 2011

Dec 07, 2011

New clinical research consortium to tackle pandemic threats

(CIDRAP News) – A group of health organizations today launched a new international consortium to better prepare the clinical research community to respond to the next pandemic or other emerging health threat.

Oct 18, 2011

Oct 18, 2011

Study: Malaria vaccine halves cases in young kids

(CIDRAP News) – In a closely watched trial of the world's first malaria vaccine in thousands of African children, researchers today reported that in the latest phase of testing, the vaccine prevented about half of malaria infections in young children.

May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

WHA passes pandemic review, tweaks virus-sharing framework

(CIDRAP News) – At the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva today, the full group adopted a review of the World Health Organization's (WHO's) performance during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, while a committee made some last-minute changes to a framework for sharing flu viruses.

May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011

WHA hears push for bold vaccine leadership, innovations

(CIDRAP News) – During the second day of the World Health Assembly (WHA), Microsoft chairman Bill Gates urged delegates to commit their leadership and resources to vaccines, and members heard updates on radiation issues in Japan and plans for World Health Organization (WHO) reforms.

The 64th session of the WHO opened in Geneva yesterday and meets through May 24. The WHA, the WHO's decision-making group, is made up of delegates from 193 countries.

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