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I’ve got some really cool news: Next Monday, Brooke Riley (one of our fabulous global health experts) and I (your trusty ONE blogger) will be heading up to New York City for a very special event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, “Polio...

WAM Geneva, Jan 26th, 2011 (WAM) -- A new partnership marking broader global collaboration around vaccines injects needed funding into the GAVI Alliance's efforts to help save millions of children and hopefully inspires other philanthropists to invest in childhood immunisation programmes. Announced in Abu Dhabi on...

Tayitu's eyes well up with tears each time she gazes helplessly at her son Siham as he struggles to draw breath. She is still grieving over the loss of Siham's twin-brother Redwan, who died only a few months ago due to pneumonia. Tayitu now fears the fatal...

Developing and developed countries that require children to be vaccinated against rotavirus "have significantly reduced the number of children admitted to hospitals with the disease, a report showed on Thursday," Reuters reports (Kelland, 1/20). Study findings, published in a special supplement to the Pediatric Infectious Disease...

Farangis Sultani had her hands full. A woman in labor had just arrived by way of a donkey to the clinic in Badakhshan province where Sultani works as a midwife. Sultani went to work delivering the baby, then learned the woman was pregnant with twins—and...

In the world’s poorest countries, children are dying at a rate too awful to think about. Preventable illnesses like malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea claim 8 million young lives every year. Without access to the most basic health services, the goal the world has set itself –...

The lives of up to one million children could be saved every year if two new vaccines were made widely available in the developing world, a charity said as it launched its biggest ever campaign. Pneumonia and diarrhoea kill almost three million under fives every year,...

Save The Children is searching for new funding to fund crucial vaccines against diarrhoea and pneumonia, which could save the lives of more than a million children each year. Our correspondent Mike Thomson reports from Sierra Leone in West Africa. You can find out more about...

Vanessa is struggling to breathe. Her lungs are full of fluid, and she is anaemic and malnourished. She is on a drip and receiving a blood transfusion at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi. The eight-month-old has bacterial pneumonia. Her mother and grandmother watch over her in the...

A new vaccine against pneumonia is being rolled out in Africa which estimates suggest could save more than half a million lives a year globally. The GAVI Alliance, a global health partnership of public and private sectors for immunisation, says 19 countries will get the jab...

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