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Chris Dodd & Robert Bennett, Huffington Post Last week, mothers in Mozambique walked up to 15 miles on behalf of their children. They weren't part of a walk-a-thon or a protest, but their footsteps sent an equally powerful message: they were walking so their children could...

Nicholas Watt, Guardian.co.uk Bill Gates, the philanthropist and founder of Microsoft, on Sunday praised David Cameron for his "absolutely fantastic" decision to embrace the UN target of spending 0.7% of GNI (gross national income) on overseas aid by 2013. "The UK government is taking a lead," Gates...

Matt Warman, The Telegraph An unprecedented alliance of top global charities is set to take to Twitter to apply pressure to world leaders taking part in a summit in London. The conference, held by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and co-hosted by the UK...

Global Development, Guardian.co.uk Liberia has made a bid for funding from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi) to roll out the pneumococcal vaccine against pneumonia next year. Two mothers, one from Monrovia, the other from Freeman Reserve, a two-hour drive from the capital, highlight...

BBC The BBC's medical correspondent, Fergus Walsh, has been to Sierra Leone to see what progress is being made in improving child health. It has one of the highest rates of child mortality, but there are signs of improvement. Free healthcare was introduced last year for pregnant...

Toby Helm and Tracy McVeigh, Global Development, Guardian.co.uk David Cameron has made an impassioned defence of increased spending on international aid, arguing that British people have a "moral" duty to help save children in the poorest nations from "entirely preventable" deaths. Read more....

Christopher Elias, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Blog Times were tough in the United States in 1938. Unemployment was at 19 percent as the country crawled out of the Great Depression. Nevertheless, President Franklin Roosevelt decided it was time to launch a multimillion dollar campaign to...

Sarah Boseley, Guardian.co.uk Vaccination is a big success in poor countries. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) said it has prevented more than 5 million child deaths in the last decade and will prevent 4 million more by 2015. But critics want to ensure limited...

SOS Children's Villages Key players in the global vaccine industry have announced plans to reduce the costs of vaccines desperately needed in the developing world. Slashing the costs of vaccines will help get preventative medicine to more children in the developing world. GlaxoSmithKline will cut the price...

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