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Fabiana Frayssinet, IPS RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 29, 2011 (IPS) - A scientific alliance in which developing countries are playing a key role has taken on the challenge of producing paediatric AIDS drugs, an area that is no longer a priority for pharmaceutical companies because mother-to-child...

Anahad O'Connor, The New York Times In a new report, a panel of scientists assembled by the Institute of Medicine reviewed the risks of some of the most common vaccines. The panel found no evidence that a popular vaccine causes autism, a subject that has ignited...

IRIN MWINGI, 25 August 2011 (IRIN) - A mix of illiteracy, cultural practices, poverty and institutional challenges is compounding already high drought-related child malnutrition levels in parts of Kenya. Read more....

Newswise, Philadelphia Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University (please embed ), among other institutions, including the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have developed single vaccines to protest against both rabies and the Ebola virus. Read more....

Jill Braden Balderas, PRI's The World, PBS At a crowded public hospital in eastern Uganda, Jane Akutu sits on a wooden bench. She cradles her infant son, Daniel. “He’s feeling hot,” she says. “His stomach is paining him.” Read more....

The Guardian, Nigeria The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has identified four major challenges that need overcoming, to ensure successful introduction of new vaccines. They are cold chain capacity, funding sustainability, poor community ownership, and low technical/human resource capacity at the local government level. Read more....

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