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Katy Migiro, AlertNet NAIROBI (AlertNet) - A Kenyan campaign to improve access to healthcare is targeting Somali refugees and other at risk migrant populations, following an outbreak of measles that has infected an estimated 1,200 people in the east African country. Kenya has experienced repeated measles outbreaks...

Michel Kazatchkine and Philippe Douste-Blazy, Huffington Post When the daughter of Hajia Aisha, a young jobless mother in Nigeria, fell ill with malaria earlier this year, Hajia saved her life by rushing out to a shop and buying state of the art medication for the equivalent...

Flavia Lanyero, The Monitor Following moves by the Ministry of Health to cut its budget by Shs2 billion to refund mismanaged money, health civil society organisations yesterday called on donors to halt funding to government until the State gives accountability for grant money already spent. Read more....

Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, USAID Over 150 countries, including the U.S., observe April 25-30 as Infant Immunization Week, as occasion for raising awareness about the importance of immunization and, in some places, intensifying vaccination activities. MCHIP recognizes National Infant Immunization Week because we are...

Yahoo News WASHINGTON (AFP) – Afghanistan is the worst place in the world to be a mother and Norway is the best, with stark differences in conditions for women and children in the two countries, a report released Tuesday says. Read more....

Amie Newman, Bill & Melinda Gates If you’ve been reading the blog this week, you know we’re focusing on immunization and vaccines. From our coverage of World Malaria Day this week to our posts on the urgency of eradicating polio once and for all, there is...

Helen Evans, GAVI Alliance Geneva, 28 April 2011 – Rotavirus disease continues to be a significant global health problem. As illustrated in newly released surveillance data by WHO and CDC, globally, 36% of children’s hopitalisation for diarrhoea are due to rotavirus infection. Read more....

Erin Hohlfelder, ONE Blog As most of you know, we formally launched our child vaccines campaign in the US last week. Many of you have already sent in blog comments, Facebook posts and tweets sharing your enthusiasm and passion for this cause, and we have to...

ONE International Why Childhood Vaccines? Childhood vaccines are one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives and prevent disease for a lifetime. Unlike many other health interventions, vaccines help healthy people stay healthy. Not only do vaccines help protect against preventable death from disease, but they...

We all have a role to play in ending preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030

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