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NPR News New Zealand is experiencing the largest outbreak of measles in over a decade. Public health officials there say the virus is spreading faster than they can quarantine the infected. In England and Wales, officials report more measles cases so far this year than in...

Sarah Boseley, Guardian.co.uk Around 40 million children under the age of five live in what Save the Children is calling "healthcare deserts", according to its new report. They don't get basic vaccines as babies and there is no health worker on hand to supply the oral...

Adam Nossiter, The New York Times WATERLOO, Sierra Leone — The paramedic’s eyes were bloodshot, his features drawn. Pregnant women jammed into the darkened concrete bunker, just as they had yesterday and would tomorrow. The increase in patients had been fivefold, or tenfold. The exhausted paramedic...

Dr K Zaman, The Daily Star Every year, hundreds of thousands of children in Bangladesh are brought to the hospitals because of a simple disease diarrhoea with a devastating impact. Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhoea and one of the most easily preventable public...

Haffiya Elyas and Zuleikha Abdel Raziq, Sudan Vision Khartoum - Presidential Advisor Dr. Bilal Ahmed Osman yesterday officially announced the administration of the rotavirus vaccine within the routine Immunization programme in the country. Read more....

Dr. John Wecker, PATH Resourceful, brave, committed — and perhaps a little addicted — that’s the kind of person it takes to ensure that vaccines reach children in the poorest countries of the world. People like Amani Abdelmoniem Mustafa, the manager of the Expanded Programme on...

Jamie Drummond, ONE Blog Last week, Ian Birrell wrote a piece in the Daily Mail supposedly busting the 10 “myths” that he claims are used to justify the UK’s outstanding commitment to help the world’s poorest people. I profoundly disagree with his analysis – an analysis which...

Melinda Moree, The Huffington Post Say the word 'prize,' and most people think of gold medals, blue ribbons and carnival games. But prizes are not just for country fairs. Throughout history, prizes have solved some of the world's toughest scientific and technological challenges. In 1765, a clockmaker...

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