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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...

The Guardian, Nigeria Determined to sustain the 5000 percent reduction (from about 50,000 to not more than a 1000) in cases of cerebro-spinal meningitis (CSM) recorded by the country from 2009 and 2011, the Federal Government, in collaboration with Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative (GAVI) and...

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 your idea come to life!

Starting August 5, 2011, we want your ideas for World Pneumonia Day events that tackle pneumonia where it has the biggest impact! Winning submissions will be eligible for grants of up to US$10,000 of funding, so start brainstorming today! We are looking for well-thought out, innovative and impactful ideas that will put a spotlight on pneumonia as a problem that can be solved. Ideas will be evaluated on not only how well they promote change but also how well they incorporate this year's World Pneumonia Day theme: "I am the face of pneumonia." This theme strives to connect the personal, human stories that illustrate pneumonia's direct impact. Find out more about the 2011 Small Grants Program and submit your application before the August 18thdeadline.

IRIN KAMPALA/GULU, 4 August 2011 (IRIN) - Bribes, poorly trained medical staff and the lack of medical care for pregnant HIV-positive mothers are among the reasons for high rates of infant and maternal mortality in Uganda. NGOs want to see more government action. Read more....

Thirty years ago a World Health Organisation team led by Frank Fenner and DA Henderson celebrated the eradication of smallpox. This year in Rome, celebrations were held for the eradication of rinderpest - that's a virus that infects cattle but shares a common ancestor with measles. That...

Seth Berkley is CEO, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), which gave a record $165 million to India to induct the pentavalent vaccine into the universal immunisation programme. Penta combines protection against DPT, Hepatitis B and, for the first time, Hib, the leading cause...

We all have a role to play in ending preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030

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