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Sam Baker, The Hill The anti-poverty group ONE launched a new public service announcement Tuesday aimed at getting lawmakers and world leaders to fund a program that makes vaccines more widely available to children in poor countries, especially in Africa. Read more....

JulieAnn McKellogg, Voice of America Pneumonia and diarrheal disease are the two leading killers of children in the developing world, killing more children each year than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. This week, people around the world are taking action to put an end to...

Arthur Okwemba, Daily Nation The first Kenyan infants to take part in an Aids vaccine trial have been vaccinated and are being observed to see how their immune systems respond to a new formula that has excited the global science community. Doctors at the Kenya Aids Vaccine...

Erica Westly, Scientific American Measles has been all but eradicated in the developed world, but it still claims more than 160,000 lives in developing countries. Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, has been hit hard in the past few years. A 2009 outbreak in Zimbabwe, for instance, afflicted...

Sarah Boseley, Sarah Boseley's Global Health Blog at Guardian.co.uk Rwanda is today launching a cervical cancer vaccination programme for all its 12 to 15 year-old girls - the first comprehensive national scheme in Africa, where it is so badly needed. Some 275,000 women die from cervical...

Kounteya Sinha, The Times of India NEW DELHI: After years of discussion and a recent promise to Bill Gates, India is now rolling out the country's first pentavalent vaccine. The Union health ministry has written to the governments of Tamil Nadu and Kerala — the two states...

Edmund Kagire, AllAfrica.com First Lady Jeannette Kagame is expected to launch a prevention of Cervical Cancer programme today, which will see girls between the age of 11-15 years vaccinated. The programme also targets women between the age of 35-45 years, who will be diagnosed and treated from...

Ramya Kannan, The Hindu CHENNAI: A national rotavirus vaccination programme in India will prevent a substantial number of deaths due to the rotavirus and be highly cost-effective, a recent article in the ‘Clinical Infectious Diseases' journal has recommended. The article by experts in the Centers for Disease...

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