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This post originally appeared on defeatDD.org and is cross posted here with permission. by Deborah Kidd, Senior Communications Officer for the Vaccine Development Program at PATH This post is part of the #ProtectingKids blog series. Read the whole series here. Dhaka was people. Everywhere I looked: people. Crowded streets, makeshift...

This story originally appeared on rescue.org and is cross posted here with permission. Nyabel Both lives in a remote village in the Gambella region of Ethiopia, where common childhood diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and diarrhea are a constant threat. Yet Nyabel has managed something wonderful: Her one-year-old son has...

This post originally appeared on the World Health Organization Website's Media Centre and is cross posted here with permission. By: Dr Flavia Bustreo, WHO ADG and Vice Chair of Gavi, with Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO ADG, Health Systems and Innovation Suspense and high stakes  It’s no secret that vaccines...

This blog originally appeared on vaccineswork.org and is cross posted here with permission. By: Amber Zeddies, Associate Communications Officer at the Gates Foundation. This week, governments, organizations and communities across the globe will come together to celebrate World Immunization Week. We’re excited to spend the week spotlighting the importance of immunization...

This post originally appeared on Devex. This month, hundreds of thousands of children will get access to rotavirus vaccines in India with the start of a national introduction that marks Asia’s largest to date. But over 90 million children around the world still lack access. Despite the...

This blog originally appeared on The Huffington Post. We have known for many years that breastfeeding changes lives for the better. So what is the latest evidence on breastfeeding telling us? According to a series of papers released on January 29th in The Lancet, breastfeeding has substantial benefits for all mothers,...

Hypoxaemia is a condition caused by many illnesses including pneumonia. It can easily be detected using pulse oximetry and is treatable via oxygen therapy.  Having adequate training and technology for health workers to detect and treat hypoxaemia is critical to reduce child mortality. This especially important...

This content was originally published on the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa website and is cross-posted here with permission. Progress to meet the key targets of the Global Vaccine Action Plan is off-track, with over a million children still dying every year from vaccine-preventable causes.  Collectively,...