Another Candidate HIV Vaccine Fails: We Must Keep Trying Yesterday, the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it was stopping further testing of a candidate HIV vaccine combination (study HVTN 505). While this is a disappointing turn of events, perseverance is needed.
President’s Malaria Initiative: Big Success from a Quiet Team While the giant PEPFAR program to fight HIV/AIDS in developing countries gets a lot of attention in U.S. foreign policy discussions, a lesser known initiative to address malaria is achieving sustained, impressive results: The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).
Global TB Control Through Partnerships On March 21, KNCV honored USAID for the agency’s contribution to the field of global TB control. Dr. Sharon Stash spoke at the awards ceremony and noted options for how the U.S. government can advance these global efforts.
New Institute of Medicine Report on Illegitimate Drugs: A Moral Tragedy The IOM recently released a new report on Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs. It raises important, indeed frightening, concerns about the quality and reliability of medicines in the U.S. and other developed nations, as well as in low- and middle-income countries, and proposes concrete steps in response.