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Melinda Gates - The Huffington Post Today in Nairobi, hundreds of children will receive protection from pneumonia. Kenya's President Emilio Mwai Kibaki will join GAVI Alliance CEO Helen Evans, John Hopkins University's Dr. Orin Levine, pediatricians, health workers, and other partners to celebrate the introduction...

Sarah Bosley's Global Health Blog - The Guardian Congratulations to Kenya and to Gavi, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations, and to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on the official launch in Africa today of its vaccine against pneumococcal disease. There is every likelihood that the vaccine will...

On Wednesday in Paris, a group of international donors agreed to a new standard for publishing their aid flows, in a common language and format, to make the information easier to access and compare. Although this may not seem particularly exciting at the outset, it...

It is no surprise that in the current budget cutting climate sweeping over Washington that many have taken aim at foreign aid, long a favorite target that is easy to demagogue no matter what the evidence to the contrary. Whipping up the frenzy recently was...

Enhancing the world’s ability to respond to the increasing threat of emerging infectious diseases will be the focus of more than 600 international experts in human, animal and environmental health at the 1st International One Health Congress, beginning today in Melbourne. The concept of ‘One Health’...

A new pneumococcal vaccine designed for the developing world will roll out in health centres across Kenya next week as part of a global plan that could prevent more than seven million childhood deaths by 2030. Kenya is the fifth country worldwide and the second in...

"Global health? You must find your work so rewarding!" said a flight attendant who chatted me up on my recent trip from Seattle to Washington. "Indeed I do," I replied, and especially right now. The truth is, the rewards of a career in public health are infrequent...

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