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Q&As: Impact & Innovation Series

March 2013

Controlling the TB Epidemic in India and Globally: Innovations in New Tools and Delivery Approaches

Health Q&A

Dr. Madhukar Pai discusses promising recent developments in the global efforts to eliminate TB. He shares updates on significant breakthroughs in the field of diagnostics, a new FDA-approved TB drug, and renewed government efforts to work with the private sector on controlling TB in India, which struggles with the highest burden of TB in the world.

June 2011

The Current Vaccine Wave and Global Health: Production, Policy, Pricing, and Promising Technologies

Health Q&A

In advance of the June 2011 Pacific Health Summit on vaccines, NBR interviewed Dr. Adel A. F. Mahmoud, Professor in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Senior Molecular Biologist in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University.

June 2011

Delivering on the Promise of Vaccines: Strengthening the Continuum from R&D to Delivery to Eradication

Health Q&A

How can we simplify the path and reduce the time it takes to bring effective vaccines from the lab to the clinic? Dr. Seth Berkley, President and Founder of IAVI and incoming CEO of the GAVI Alliance, posits that concerted efforts in several areas, including improved information-sharing, leveraging emerging economies’ capacity, and expanding financing mechanisms, are critical to helping ensure that all vaccines will reach those who need them most.

April 2011

Navigating Fukushima: Lessons from Chernobyl, Potential Radiation Effects, and Other Health Impacts

Health Q&A

The evolving nuclear crisis in Fukushima will create long-term challenges for both Japan and the world. This week, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, we spoke with Dr. Scott Davis, an expert on the measurement and the effects of radiation exposure, about the mechanics of the disaster, how it compares to Chernobyl, and the crucial health concerns.


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