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Jennifer Cutraro and Holly Epstein Ojalvo, The New York Times Overview | What is a vaccine, and why do we need them? How do vaccines work, and how were they developed? In this lesson, students gauge their previous knowledge about vaccines. They then explore the history...

Julia Kollewe, Guardian.co.uk AstraZeneca has joined a consortium to fight tuberculosis around the world with French rival Sanofi-aventis, the University of Cambridge and other research organisations. The More Medicines for Tuberculosis (MM4TB) consortium intends to develop new drugs for successful and shorter treatment for TB. The École...

Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The TED conferences feature talks by some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and creative, influential change makers. I am returning to TED both as a speaker myself and as the curator of a session with four speakers devoted...

UN News Centre 28 February 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lauded the role philanthropists play in facilitating access to education and encouraged them to commit more resources to improve quality and ensure that even the most marginalized children have opportunities to acquire education. “The world needs...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk If you want to see iron resolve in action, take a trip to the Kachange camp for displaced people in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is a war zone. Families in the sprawling camp have lost everything – everything...

allAfrica.com GAVI recognised for critical role in reducing childhood deaths through vaccination and bringing together immunisation partners. The GAVI Alliance welcomed a UK Government review issued today that found the public-private partnership to be highly cost effective and critical in reducing deaths among children under five years...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk If only real life was as simple as word processing. Search and replace, problem solved. At a talk at the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton on Thursday, a member of the audience explained how, while doing some recent work for a major development...

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