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PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk If you express concerns about the negative consequences that over-dependence on aid can have for development, as I did in Mali recently, a common response is that there is no alternative. How else can vital services and infrastructure be funded? This is entirely...

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization Mr Chairman, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, I will be brief and to the point. An area of work that affects the capacity of medicines to protect public health has become clouded with confusion and controversy. We need to...

Howard Markel, M.D., NYTimes.com Recently I found myself on the outskirts of an antivaccine rally in my hometown, listening to a succession of ill-informed diatribes with a mixture of dismay and fascination. As a pediatrician, I was baffled by scientifically baseless attacks on the substances that have...

Brooke Riley, ONE Blog The UN Foundation, in partnership with the World Bank, the Brookings Institution, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) and the Standard Bank recently hosted a panel on the role of innovative financing and the global health funding gap. Innovative financing plays a critical...

Katy Migiro, Science Magazine NAIROBI (Reuters) - A new vaccine to protect against pneumonia, the world's leading killer of children under five, was launched in Kenya on Monday, one of 19 developing countries which will introduce the vaccine this year. Pneumococcal disease, which can cause pneumonia,...

Geoffrey Kamadi, OnIslam Following wide consultations and debate, the Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MoPHS) has finally settled on an official launch date for its new vaccine policy to combat pneumococcal disease in Kenyan children. Pneumonia is a serious disease. According to World Health Organisation...

Times of India PINGLA (West Midnapore): About 45 children fell ill at Katapukur village in Number 6 gram panchayat under Pingla police station after they were administered polio drops on Sunday. Locals alleged that the vaccine had expired. The district health department authorities are looking into...

Sonia Shah, Yale Environment 360 Since cholera first erupted from India’s Ganges delta in 1817, the bacterial pathogen has swept across the globe in no fewer than seven worldwide pandemics, afflicting hundreds of millions of people and killing more than 70 percent of its victims within...

Yojana Sharma, Science and Development Network Nearly a third of anti-malaria medicines available in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania are substandard and possibly counterfeit, according to the latest WHO survey of antimalarials, released today (25 February). One in ten samples shows "extreme'" deviations in active...

Globe Editorial, The Boston Globe The measles outbreak at a Back Bay office building this week is a reminder that the disease is still a threat. Fortunately, a simple immunization can prevent its spread. Now that the only study linking autism and childhood vaccination has...

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