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PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian,co.uk What do poor people want? It's a stupid question, because of course "poor people" aren't a single homogenous group and everyone wants something different. But it's also the only question that should matter. If what we are doing in development is trying to...

AlertNet 15 March 2011 Shousha transit camp, Tunisia--Tunisian Ministry of Public Health, supported by WHO, UNICEF and other health partners, started a vaccination campaign for an estimated 100 children under 5 years currently residing in camps. Strong winds and whirling sand are slowing down preparations, but...

Miriam Gathigah, Business Daily The Kenyatta International Conference Centre resembled one big nursery with parents and their crying babies. Hundreds of parents with their infants thronged the centre where they received their first shot against pneumonia. Not even the children’s tears as the shot broke through their skin...

Mićo Tatalović, Science and Development Network New approaches to cutting the number of deaths during childbirth in developing countries will be targeted by a US$50 million fund launched last week (9 March). Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development was announced in Washington DC, United...

Zofeen Ebrahim, IPS News KARACHI, Mar 16, 2011 (IPS) - At eight in the morning 30-year-old Sultana Solangi steps out of her house ready for her day’s work. Wearing a black gown that shows only her eyes, she is shod in comfortable slippers and lugs a...

ONE Partners Dr. Mathuram Santosham of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health has worked on the issue of rotavirus for decades. He believes that no mother should have to worry about whether or not her child will survive a bout of diarrhea. Imagine for a moment,...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk Why work with others? Life is a lot more straightforward when you don't. But no NGO can succeed in isolation. Oxfam's charitable mission is to end poverty and injustice. We're not the only ones. We all have a responsibility to work together where...

Paul Tinder, VaccineNews Daily.com A study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland has identified a new mutant vaccine antigen that may improve the development of an effective meningitis vaccine. Meningococci are the bacteria that cause meningitis and...

Poverty News Blog The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization is distributing free pneumonia vaccines to 19 different countries this year. The vaccine was recently distributed throughout Kenya where 30,000 children die for pneumonia each year. From the IPS, writer Miriam Gathigah visited a clinic that was...

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