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[caption id="attachment_7085" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Photo Credit: Simi Vijay[/caption]   Mothers are at the root of healthy families and strong communities. Giving mothers everywhere the tools they need to protect their children has been a great—and necessary—investment. More kids than ever before have access to vaccines and treatment...

This blog was originally published on the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)'s website and is cross posted here with permission. The blog is part of the #ProtectingKids story roundup. Read all the stories here. There is a popular saying that you cannot manage what you cannot measure. This is so true...

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,...