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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...

Global Health Policy, Center for Global Development Our new visiting fellow Andy Sumner has drawn attention to the fact that most of the world’s poor now live in middle-income countries, not low-income countries. As it turns out, most of the world’s unvaccinated one-year olds...

Erin Hohlfelder, ONE Blog More than 8 million children around the world die each year before their 5th birthday. Two of the biggest killers are pneumonia and diarrhoea — which kill more than AIDS, TB and malaria combined! Here’s the illustrated story of two villains (pneumonia...

Dagfinn Høybråten, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “Vaccines are the heart of our primary care,” Emebet Meshesha, a health extension worker, told me last month when I visited the Adama Udie health post in Ormoia, just outside Addis Ababa. Ethiopia has made impressive gains with immunization. From...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk As southern Sudan prepares for independence, it is already beginning to formulate policies that will repair a region shattered by decades of civil war. One of the most innovative ideas being considered, with some expertise reportedly from Unicef, is a benefit paid out...

Malaka Gharib, ONE Blog Dr. Robert Block, president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a veteran in the field of children’s health. Before he spoke at a ONE press conference today, I had a chance to get his thoughts on life before vaccines and his...

Evan O’Neill, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation You are likely to be judged by the company you keep. In Osama bin Laden's case, the isolated mountains of tribal Afghanistan and Pakistan provide a perfect safe haven for him and for polio. Thirty years of conflict and low...

Henry Neondo, ASNS News The Government of Rwanda has with the help of two US firms launched in Kigali a comprehensive national cervical cancer prevention program that includes vaccination of girls, aged between 12 to 15 years and modern molecular diagnostic screening for women between the...

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