Shima’s Opinion: Malaria vaccine on clinical trial. Huge logistic and financial challenges remain before malaria is eliminated, but Shima Gyoh is heartened at the advent of clinical trails of a vaccine-albeit one that requires six injections and provides protection of only around 60%. Shima Gyoh
Francis’ Opinion: The 70th World Health Assembly turns the focus back to integrated Primary Health Care. Three reasons for optimism from the WHA are highlighted by Francis Omaswa. The election of Dr. Tedros as Director-General of the World Health Organization; the return to the principles of Alma Atta for PHC; and Zambia’s innovative leadership on surgical care.
Newsdesk: A round-up of news including: World Health Assembly elects Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new WHO Director-General; Maternal and baby heath, scout for the best care available; Boosting clinical trials in Africa
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