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Inventor of malaria vaccine optimistic

Joe Cohen, one of the inventors of the RTS,S malaria vaccine and vice president for R&D at GSK writes in the Uganda Monitor

I am deeply convinced that public-private partnerships are an important mechanism for the development of new vaccines for the developing world, and I hope our partnership inspires other teams of researchers to work together to solve other urgent global health problems.

Childhood Immunization Combatants Face Friendly Fire

Appallingly, some of the fiercest battles in international public health are between those who want to save lives one way and those who want to save them a different way. Energies that should be focused squarely and collectively to combating disease instead are devoted to internecine bickering. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the world of childhood immunization, which after a long period of resource scarcity is now benefiting from new money and attention, but still seems unable to break out of an old mindset of competition and tunnel-vision advocacy.

"The End of AIDS" - What do you think of that?

On Friday, April 28, 2006, a Global Summit with President Clinton and a star cast of leading figures in the fight against AIDS was held in New York State’s oldest African American church in Harlem. What an event! CNN’s medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, moderated a discussion on "The End of AIDS" between luminaries including Bill Clinton, Helene Gayle, Richard Gere, Paul Farmer, and Thembi Ngubane (a young HIV+ woman from South Africa).