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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....

IRIN Global, Humanitarian News and Analysis GENEVA, 10 August 2011 (IRIN) - The World Health Organization has launched a web-based information system it hopes will help prevent millions of people from suffering various forms of malnutrition, ranging from under-nutrition to obesity, every year. Read more....

World Pneumonia Day 2011 is coming on November 12th and we want you to knock out pneumonia in a novel way! Have a great idea about how to celebrate World Pneumonia Day 2011 in your country? The 2011 Small Grants Program can help you make...

Katie Nguyen, AlertNet LONDON (AlertNet) - UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, has vaccinated hundreds of children in response to a suspected measles outbreak in an Ethiopian camp hosting refugees fleeing famine-stricken Somalia, a spokeswoman said on Monday. Read more....

Dr. Amani Abdelmoniem Mustafa, Blog 4 Global Health KHARTOUM, Sudan — The day that we were waiting for arrived. The children of Sudan have long suffered terrible, sometimes deadly, diarrhea caused by rotavirus. Fortunately, there is a vaccine that can save our children from so much...

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