Daily Archives: October 23, 2019

US, Gates Foundation Plan $200M for Sickle Cell, HIV Cures

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged Wednesday to jointly invest $200 million over the next four years to achieve affordable gene therapy-based cures for sickle cell disease (SCD) …

UN Says 1st Local Polio Case Found in Zambia Since 1995

LONDON – The World Health Organization says Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy paralyzed by a virus derived from the vaccine.

In a report this week, …