Tropical & neglected diseases

Affordable vaccines — is it really too much to ask for when we paid for the research?

Why CEPI* needs to get tougher with its industry partners to ensure equitable access to vaccines.

In medical school we are given the impression that infectious diseases, while scary, are something we can handle with the right tools.

The thought of facing them without treatments or vaccines available never crossed my mind, but if it had, it would have been terrifying.

Yet, this was exactly what our teams faced when we responded to the 2014–16 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa which killed more than 11,000 people.

26 January 2020
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Working with the community to tackle snakebite: Baringo county, Kenya.

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In December 2018 it was reported that close to 300 people had been bitten by snakes in a rural area of Kenya, Baringo county, north west of Nairobi – this ‘outbreak’ seemed to represent a spike in envenomings that had not been widely reported previously.


Big Pharma Myths

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Perspective about big pharmaceutical companies investment into research & development while keeping the prices of medicine extremely high

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