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Melinda French Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Mother's Day, which is observed this Sunday in the U.K., is usually a joyous occasion—and this year we have even more reason to celebrate. Mothers and their children are surviving today at higher rates than at any other...

Sergio Cabral, ONE Blog At the International Pediatric Association (IPA), our assessment of the world’s children –- a kind of global well-child checkup -– yields both reasons for hope and causes for concern. While child deaths have decreased throughout the world in recent years even as...

Celia W. Dugger, NYTimes MASHAI, Lesotho — At a clinic in the mountains, reached only by crossing a churning river in a rowboat, Dr. Paul Young, a pediatrician raised in the housing projects of Savannah, Ga., soothed a fussy baby. She stared at him, fascinated, as...

Henry Neondo, ASNS News DRC First Lady Olive Lembe Kabila and Minister of Health Victor Makwenge Kaput joined parents and health workers in Kinshasa to witness the first child being immunized as part of the official introduction of pneumococcal vaccine into the national routine immunization programme. “Today’s...

University of Chicago, News Office Newswise — Ever since widespread defaults on microloans in India thrust the microfinance industry into crisis, a compelling and fundamental question has been renewed: How do we determine what impact financial innovations and financial policy changes will have on the economies...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk There is plenty of good news in the international development story. Living standards across the world have shot up in the past few decades, for the very wealthy, yes, but also for many of the world's poorest people. Things can reverse, of course, as...

GAVI Alliance Geneva, 30 March 2011 – To further increase transparency of the oversight of its cash-based support, the GAVI Alliance announced today that it will make public when it suspends a cash programme to investigate possible misuse of funds. “Our mission is to make sure life-saving...

The Great Beyond, Nature.com The GAVI Alliance, which focuses on getting vaccines into low-income countries, has announced that it will suspend cash handouts to some programmes in Niger, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon, while it investigates possible misuse of funds. Together with another investigation in Mali –...

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