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Ivy Mungcal, Devex The protests sweeping the Middle East and North Africa prompt questions on how the international community conceptualize, promote and measure development, according to a U.K.-based researcher. Alasdair McWilliam of the Overseas Development Institute notes that several of the countries where those demonstrations are...

Ma. Rizza Leonzon, Devex After garnering positive marks in the U.K.’s multilateral aid review, UNICEF will receive nearly double in British contributions, U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell announced Feb. 22. The British government will nearly double its core funding for UNICEF through 2013...

Esther Nakkazi, Science and Development Network [KAMPALA] Treating infectious diseases in developing countries might lead to an increase in allergies, according to scientists in Uganda, raising moral issues about the treatment. A study in Uganda has found that when pregnant women were treated for Schistosoma mansoni worm...

ScienceDaily Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have developed an experimental vaccine that appears to protect against an increasingly common and particularly deadly form of pneumococcal pneumonia. Details of the new vaccine, which was tested in an animal model, are reported in...

IRIN, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs THABA-TSEKA, 22 February 2011 (IRIN) - A new joint programme is changing the way the Lesotho government and its development partners deliver aid by getting different government departments, UN agencies and civil society organizations working together to...

John Zarocostas, BMJ New ways are needed to enable manufacturers to produce cheaper, generic products while ensuring that innovation is encouraged through appropriate patent protection, experts say. This would ensure that public health systems in poor countries can provide universal access to lifesaving drugs, they argue. The...

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) NEW YORK, 22 February 2011 - Despite an estimated 90 per cent decline in global maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) deaths over the last two decades, a newborn child still dies every nine minutes from the disease, according to the latest...

Orin Levine, The Huffington Post In 1986, as a sophomore at Gettysburg College, I accompanied my dad, a pediatrician and vaccine researcher, on a two-week trip to Rwanda. I was instantly smitten with Africa, and in the fall of 1987 I returned--this time to Kenya, as...

Warren Buffett, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation In a little more than a month, the three of us will be coming to India for Gates Foundation and Berkshire Hathaway business. But we've set aside time on the trip to sit down with some of India's leading...

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