Tag Archives: vaccines

Public Health Funding And OMB Director Mulvaney’s “Taxpayer First” Test

Do taxpayers really want the budgets of effective federal public health programs to be cut? Budget decisionmakers are reminded that investing in disease prevention and emergency preparedness protects us all because diseases like pandemic influenza and Zika don't discriminate by party...

June 8, 2017

Economic Benefit Of Vaccines Highlighted In 2017 Bill & Melinda Gates Annual Letter

In their new Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates are optimistic about progress in global health. And the most important factor in reducing childhood deaths is increasing global vaccination rates, they say.

February 21, 2017

Global Vaccine Development: Lessons From The Road To A New HIV Vaccine Trial

This latest step in a global effort to develop an effective HIV vaccine builds on a legacy of failure, hubris, and reinvention. Each stage of this history has much to teach us about the development of preventive vaccines in general.

December 21, 2016

Countries Transitioning From Donor Health Aid: We Need A Common Research Agenda And Mechanisms For Action

Large numbers of countries that have achieved middle-income status are in the process of transitioning away from significant donor aid that they have been receiving for their health programs. Millions of lives are in the balance. This is going to be one of the top issues in global health.

November 4, 2016

The Cost Of US Adult Vaccine Avoidance: $8.95 Billion In 2015

A Health Affairs Web First sought to calculate the annual economic burden of diseases associated with vaccines -- in 2015 the burden was $8.95 billion.

October 12, 2016

Tamiflu For All? Evidence Of Morbidity In CDC’s Antiviral Guidelines

The CDC is one of the nation’s most powerful voices when it comes to public health recommendations. Unfortunately, its advice on Tamiflu is neither scientifically sound or independently derived. Here we explain why -- and offer suggestions for what to do about it.

March 31, 2016

US Vaccine Officials Weigh In At The Midpoint Of The Decade Of Vaccines

We’re at the midpoint of the Decade of Vaccines and despite much progress, unfortunately the world has fallen short. But there is still time to re-think our strategy.

March 7, 2016

The Making Of Nepal’s Immunization Law

President Bidya Devi Bhandari of Nepal recently signed into law a long-awaited immunization bill, improving oversight of immunization services, setting tighter standards for vaccine testing and use, and perhaps most importantly, changing the way Nepal finances its immunization program.

March 7, 2016

Why Are We Years Away From A Zika Vaccine?

Aaron Kesselheim and Thomas Hwang published new research in Health Affairs’ February 2016 theme issue all about vaccines. We asked Kesselheim about their findings and what they mean for the global health community’s campaign to bring Zika under control. Here’s what he had to say:

February 11, 2016

Health Affairs Vaccines Briefing Recap

For those who missed our Vaccines briefing or just want a quick recap, here’s a Storify of the engaging Twitter conversation. An archived video stream of the briefing will be available on our events page.

February 10, 2016