Combatting Ebola Outbreak with a New Vaccine

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently experiencing its 9th outbreak of Ebola since first detection of the virus in 1976. This outbreak is believed to have started in early April in the town of Bikoro and has already infected 32, killing 18. Health officers are determined to contain the outbreak rapidly, fearing it will spread. Dr. Tedros Adhanom, … Read More

Alyssa GovindanCombatting Ebola Outbreak with a New Vaccine

Beating Vaccine Skepticism

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

As people travel they spread infectious diseases. While rates have gone down, greater interconnectedness and mobility has increased the difficulty of predicting and preventing outbreaks. Over the past few years, the global health community has battled epidemics like Ebola and Zika. Currently, Brazil is in the midst of its worst Yellow Fever outbreak in decades and health workers are struggling … Read More

Alyssa GovindanBeating Vaccine Skepticism

Progress Towards a Zika-Free Future

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Less than two years after the Zika virus was linked to congenital birth defects such as microcephaly, vaccine candidates are undergoing Phase I trials. The Lancet reported on promising candidates in an article late last year. The formalin inactivated virus vaccine is a proven technology and has been used against polio since the 1950s. In Phase I, this particular vaccine … Read More

Alyssa GovindanProgress Towards a Zika-Free Future

The Promise & Peril of New Vaccines

Nisa PatelEvent

Join Harvard Defeating Malaria for an expert-led discussion of the next frontier in vaccine development for HIV, TB, malaria and cancer.  Hosted by Harvard’s Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe initiative, The Promise & Peril of New Vaccines event will take place on Wednesday, April 6th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Boston, Massachusetts. The discussion will be moderated by Lee … Read More

Nisa PatelThe Promise & Peril of New Vaccines