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Bolivian Gas: Right Goal, Wrong Approach

Bolivia is much in the news these days as Evo Morales accelerates the country's move to the left. Morales' nationalization of Bolivia's natural gas fields and the fallout (see, for example, Pertrobas scraps Bolivia project) is being closely watched as a bellwether for other Latin American countries, and for the questions it raises about how countries should manage their natural resource wealth for the benefit of their people.

More Positive Evidence for Vaccines

The Journal of Infectious Diseases has published two new studies that demonstrate long-term protection against hepatitis B from childhood immunization and the herd immunity effect of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines among adult populations.

Good for the Global Fund, Sad for Nigeria

During the recent meeting, the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria voted to follow the recommendation of the Global Fund Secretariat and reject the Phase 2 renewal of two HIV/AIDS grants in Nigeria.

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.