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Tag: World Health Organization

Why this isn’t Contagion. VSV-EBOV: The Latest N&TD Curse

Think Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, and the latest: Ebola. Different from “Orphan” Diseases (in which the affliction occurs in developed countries, but has an extremely low prevalence), neglected and tropical diseases are mainly characteristic of underdeveloped regions. Both classifications present a conundrum to pharmaceutical companies. Conditions with very small populations, and conditions that may in fact… Read More ›

Just Launched! Priority Medicines Report!

Today marked an amazing milestone for a project I’ve been working on for the past six weeks: the launch of the 2013 Update of one of the biggest authorities in public health: The Priority Medicines for Europe and the World Report. Priority Medicines is a very well known piece of literature in the field of international health (I’ve even… Read More ›

The Intern’s Glass: Harmony Through Omission

After two weeks in my new position at the World Health Organization, I finally solidified my status as an intern by paying a visit to the Ekonomat to receive my souvenir glass. To promote sustainability, the WHO follows like-minded organizations by promoting reusable glasses opposed to disposable cups. A kind man accepted the hard copy… Read More ›