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World Health Organization (WHO) - Articles and news items

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Sanofi sends half a million dengue vaccines to high risk Brazilians

Industry news / 15 August 2016 / Sanofi

Results of the study affirm the vaccine’s consistent efficacy in reducing dengue in two-thirds of the study participants, aged 9 and older. It also documents the ability of the vaccine to prevent 8 out of 10 hospitalisations and up to 93% of severe dengue cases in this age group during the 25 month follow-up phase of the studies…


GSK adopts groundbreaking IP approach to expand access to its medicines

Industry news / 31 March 2016 / Victoria White

Sir Andrew Witty has set out a series of steps designed to help bring innovative GSK medicines to more people living in the world’s poorest countries…


Maternal immunisation

Blog / 3 March 2016 / Emmanuel Hanon, Senior Vice President, Head of Vaccines Research & Development, GSK

Here, GSK’s Emmanuel Hanon discusses maternal vaccination and how it has emerged as a promising public health strategy…


Zika Virus: a public emergency of international concern

Blog / 4 February 2016 / Victoria White, European Pharmaceutical Review

The Zika virus has taken hold in South America. Its possible link to microcephaly in newborn babies and neurological conditions has led the World Health Organization to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Here we discuss the virus, countermeasures and the race for a vaccine…

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European Pharmaceutical Review’s top 10 stories from 2015

Blog / 28 January 2016 / Victoria White, Digital Content Producer, European Pharmaceutical Review

2015 was an interesting year for the pharmaceutical industry. Here we pick a selection of the top stories that hit the headlines…


WHO releases survey on antibiotic resistance

Industry news / 16 November 2015 / Victoria White

WHO’s multi-country survey reveals people are confused about antibiotic resistance and do not understand how to prevent it from growing…


2015 global measles vaccination milestones off track, says WHO

Industry news / 13 November 2015 / Victoria White

New data shows that overall progress towards increasing global immunisation coverage has recently stagnated…


Novartis donates $40 million of treatments to treat leprosy

Industry news / 28 August 2015 / Victoria White

Novartis has renewed its pledge with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to work to end leprosy by extending its donation of multidrug therapy medicines…


Sierra Leone down to last chain of Ebola transmission

Industry news / 17 August 2015 / Victoria White

An epidemiological week has now passed with no new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone for the first time since the beginning of the outbreak…


Ebola vaccine found to have 100% efficacy in a Phase 3 trial

Industry news / 31 July 2015 / Victoria White

Merck said today that its Ebola vaccine candidate, rVSV-ZEBOV, was found to have 100% efficacy in an analysis of interim data from a Phase 3 ring trial…


Africa risks large meningitis C outbreak

Industry news / 28 July 2015 / Victoria White

Four public health organisations have warned of acute shortages of meningitis C-containing vaccine as the risk of a meningitis C outbreak in Africa grows…


Malaria treatment Coartem 80/480mg receives WHO prequalification

Industry news / 16 July 2015 / Victoria White

Coartem 80/480mg has received WHO prequalification, making it the first high strength ACT antimalarial treatment available for public sector procurement…


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