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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,...

The Art of Saving a Life is a virtual and live artistic exhibit sponsored by the Gates Foundation representing the critical role of vaccines in achieving health for all. Christine McNab, curator of the project, speaks about her inspiration of the project and the impact it is having on...

Introduction of a vaccine for pneumococcal diseases reduced pneumococcal pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis in children in The Gambia by 55%, according to research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Results from the study are summarized in the infographic below.   Image credit: MRC Unit, The Gambia...

February 1, 2016 DIARRHEA & PNEUMONIA WORKING GROUP UPDATE January 28, 2016 *** Every Breath Counts Campaign Every Breath Counts, will be launched by UNICEF during the African Union Summit at the General Assembly of the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS. The launch will feature the campaign’s first...