Medecins Sans Frontieres

Bill Gates

Gates, UK take lead in $7.5 billion pledge for children's vaccines

International donors pledged $7.5 billion on Tuesday to immunize 300 million children in poor countries against deadly diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia.

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Pfizer

MSF slams expensive vaccines, urges GSK and Pfizer to cut prices

The international charity Medecins Sans Frontieres urged drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer on Tuesday to slash the price of their pneumococcal vaccines to $5 per child in poor countries.

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Ebola virus treatment centre

WHO experts advise against travel or trade bans on Ebola-hit Africa

Independent health advisers to the World Health Organization (WHO) have assessed that there should be no general ban on travel or trade with countries reeling from an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the U.N. agency said on Monday.

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Ebola

British national contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, the first Briton to fall victim to the deadly disease that has spread across the West African region since March, the Department of Health said on Saturday.

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