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CEPI and IVI renew partnership to accelerate development of vaccines against emerging infectious disease threats

By CEPI September 1, 2023 1st September 2023; Oslo, Norway; Seoul, Republic of Korea: The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) today announced a renewed collaboration to accelerate the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases. The signing ceremony took place between Dr Jerome Kim (Director

Bridging the funding gap to defeat malaria in Africa

August 29, 2023 Gaborone – Senior Africa health officials, donors and development partners convened today on the side-lines of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa and urged for increased investments to end malaria, a disease responsible for close to 600 000 deaths in

Unpacking Rwanda’s plan to become a medical tourism hub

Doctors conduct a medical operation at Masaka Hospital in Kicukiro District. Rwanda has an ambitious target of becoming a medical tourism hub where people from various parts of the world can access advanced health services and training. Photos: Craish Bahizi. By Frank Ntarindwa August 30,

Africa: Call for Africa to Walk the Talk to End NCDs

Nontobeko Mlambo/ AllAfrica Participants of the Walk the Talk, Walk for Life to End NCDs in Gaborone, Botswana. By Nontobeko Mlambo August 27, 2023 Gaborone — “We are walking the talk of all the speeches and statements that we make all the time and we

A drug development model for the diseases the world forgot

Eschewing profit, over the past 20 years researchers at the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative have developed a dozen drugs accessible to the world’s most forgotten patients. A Visceral Leishmaniasis patient recovering, in Kacheliba, Kenya, 2017. VL is fatal if left untreated. For decades, patients