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Malaka Gharib, ONE Blog Today, after months of hinting, we officially launched our vaccines petition, a call for President Obama to fund two proven new vaccines against pneumonia and diarrhea, two of the biggest killers of children in poor countries. To help drive the point home,...

Conan Businge and Juliet Waiswa, New Vision Uganda UGANDA plans to launch three new vaccines to quickly reduce the high death rates caused by malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and other bacteria. One of the vaccines is the RTS,S malaria vaccine for infants of six to 12 weeks of...

UN News Centre 19 April 2011 – In an effort to encourage individuals to help feed tens of thousands of hungry children across the world, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has created a social media platform through which people can share their favourite meals...

Mary Platts, Guardian.co.uk For 17 days, every hour for 15 seconds, a controversial message is being sold to the American public via a CBS billboard in Times Square, New York. A photograph of a mother cradling her naked baby is accompanied by the words: "Vaccines: Know...

Medical News Today Rotavirus vaccination in all areas of Brazil is associated with reduced diarrhea-related deaths and hospital admissions in children aged under five years, reports a study in this week's PLoS Medicine. Manish Patel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA,...

Claire Provost, Guardian,co.uk Two-thirds of developing countries are on track or close to meeting the millennium development goal (MDG) targets for extreme poverty and hunger, say the World Bank and the IMF. According to the Global Monitoring Report, released on Friday in Washington during the Bretton Woods...

BMC Public Health In Pakistan, only 59-73% of children 12-23 months of age are fully immunized. This randomized, controlled trial was conducted to assess the impact of a low-literacy immunization promotion educational intervention for mothers living in low-income communities of Karachi on infant immunization completion rates. Read...

The Hindu HYDERABAD: Medical practitioners under the banner of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics expressed concern that vaccines for pneumococcal diseases that were responsible for 40 per cent of the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in the country that was 72 per 1,000 births, were yet to...

IRIN KABUL, 13 April 2011 (IRIN) - Eliminated in the relatively secure northern and central provinces, polio persists in the insecure southern and eastern provinces, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO). The southern province of Kandahar is the...

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