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Press Centre, UNICEF ABIDJAN, 12 April 2011 – UNICEF has been able to deliver supplies in the embattled city of Abidjan in Cote D'Ivoire for the first time in weeks. The supplies included medicine, nutritional supplements, soap and blankets. The agency is also preparing for its...

News & Broadcast, The World Bank In health, nutrition, and population (HNP), the World Bank focuses on strengthening country health systems to improve health results, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable. In fiscal year (FY) 2010, the World Bank mobilized US$4.38 billion in HNP investments,...

Bill Gates, Huffington Post Last week I traveled through Europe to convey one message: The money governments invest in development is saving millions of lives, and improving hundreds of millions. The most important thing we can do now is build on that progress and continue working...

Press Release, ONE A new survey published today reveals that 9 out of 10 British people (91 per cent) believe that every child has a right to be vaccinated, and that two-thirds of Britons (67 percent) are proud that the UK makes financial commitments to help...

Scientific American Magazine, April 2011 Just after sunrise in early January, a delivery van trundled along a suburban street in Queensland, Australia. Inside were tubs filled with a type of mosquito that carries dengue fever, the flulike illness that annually sickens 50 million to 100 million...

Dagfinn Høybråten, ONE Blog “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, increasing DTP3 coverage to...

Rahim Kanani, The Huffington Post In advance of the 2011 Global Philanthropy Forum, I interviewed Jane Wales, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council and Founder of the Global Philanthropy Forum, on the evolution of the convening, the philanthropic sector today, areas to pay special...

Donald G. McNeil, Jr., NYTimes With help from international donors, Congo introduced a new vaccine this month in an effort to save more of its babies from pneumococcal disease. The donors and the country’s health minister, Dr. Victor Makwenge Kaput, acknowledged that the success will be hard...

GAVI Alliance Geneva, 5 April 2011 – Major progress against pneumonia was delivered last Friday when Honduras began providing vaccines aimed at preventing the biggest causes of the disease as part of its routine immunisation programme. “This is very good news for the children of Honduras. Congratulations...

Orin Levine, Huffington Post You may have heard the news that a recently published report has revealed that the deaths of two mountain gorillas in 2009 -- an adult female and a three-day old male -- have been attributed to pneumonia. While not news at first...

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