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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...

Dr. Orin Levine and Amanda Glassman, The Huffington Post In low- and middle-income countries, children living in poverty are less likely to be vaccinated -- and more likely to die or become ill from a vaccine-preventable disease -- than wealthier children. Read more....

Sandra Mullin, The Lancet Mass-media campaigns about the harms of tobacco can induce quitting and prevent young people from taking up the habit, especially if implemented as part of a comprehensive tobacco-control programme.1 In many developed countries, anti-tobacco public-education campaigns have been a regular feature of...

Amanda Glassman, Global Health Policy Blogs In low- and middle-income countries, children living in poverty are much less likely to be vaccinated and more likely to die or become ill from a vaccine-preventable disease than better-off children. An example comes from Nigeria, where less than 5%...

Mariya Karimjee, Global Post The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) announced that the Central African Republic, Benin and Cameroon will introduce pneumococcal vaccines in their countries in the upcoming weeks. Read more....

GAVI Alliance Geneva, 6 July 2011 – The GAVI Alliance welcomes the Australian Government-commissioned Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness released today in Canberra and commends the Australian Government on clearly and transparently setting out the strategic directions for Australia’s aid programme through to 2015. Read more....

Winifred Ogbebo, AllAfrica.com Through no fault of her own, baby Zarau Audu may not be able to walk normally when she grows up. Unlike most of her peers, at 11 months old, she already faces the daunting prospect of being physically challenged throughout life. If she...

The Government of Zimbabwe, AllAfrica.com Rotavirus, a highly contagious infection that is transmitted by contaminated water, hands, or objects, is sweeping across the country, causing high fever and serious dehydration among children under the age of five. Read more....

Malaka Gharib, ONE Blog The government of Benin, as well as those of the Central African Republic (CAR) and Cameroon, announced today that they are working with GAVI to introduce vaccines to combat pneumonia, one of the biggest killers of children worldwide. As the vaccines come...

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