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Meredith Mazzotta, Center for Global Health Policy At the inaugural pledging conference of The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) on June 13, a record $4.3 billion in donations was secured from private and public donors, including a $450 million multi-year pledge from the United...

Nicholas Bakalar, The New York Times Two new studies offer good news for newborns and children about two different vaccinations — flu vaccine for pregnant women, and rotavirus vaccine for infants. There is no flu vaccine licensed for children under 6 months, and infants that age have...

Jonathan Glennie , PovertyMatters Blog It is a positive sign that major western NGOs are beginning to talk about the problem of aid dependence and the need for exit strategies from aid. They are doing no more than responding to the concerns expressed for some years...

Charles Kenny, Foreign Policy In 2009, veterinarians at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization made a remarkable announcement: Rinderpest, a livestock-borne disease, would soon be eradicated. OK, so maybe it wasn't front-page news, but rinderpest -- which causes animals to develop fever, followed by diarrhea and...

Michael van Baker, The Sun Break When Seattle starts to feel a little too provincial to you, the World Affairs Council delivers on its promise to “link Greater Seattle to the world.” Since 1951, the non-profit has been presenting events that interrupt our cloud-enshrouded navel-gazing, through...

Malaka Gharib, ONE Blog Ever since the big news last week, our ONE members have been thank yous from some pretty great people: GAVI’s CEO Helen Evans (listen to her message here), USAID Administrator Raj Shah (see his video here) and ONE’s Executive Director Jamie Drummond....

Renee Appert, ONE Blog Visit CNN.com today? Well if you haven’t, stop, drop and click because that’s right -– ONE’s brand new original documentary, “Voodoo and Vaccines in Benin, Africa” is featured on the CNN.com homepage! Yes, homepage. With placement on the website’s most trafficked page...

Owen Barder, Global Health Policy Progressive development thinkers have welcomed the announcement of new money for the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization (GAVI), and support the partnership between governments and the private sector. A minority of NGOs have criticized GAVI on the grounds that...

Erika Check Hayden, Nature News As president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, 66-year-old Tachi Yamada has been responsible for allocating billions of dollars to health projects around the world. He leaves this month after 5 years in...

Christabel Ligami, The East African The biting shortage of vaccines for childhood killer diseases that has hit public hospitals across the country is a pointer to the challenges facing Kenya’s health sector. From perennial procurement flaws to a shortage of hospital staff to faltering research projects, the...

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