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Dr K Zaman, The Daily Star Every year, hundreds of thousands of children in Bangladesh are brought to the hospitals because of a simple disease diarrhoea with a devastating impact. Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhoea and one of the most easily preventable public...

Haffiya Elyas and Zuleikha Abdel Raziq, Sudan Vision Khartoum - Presidential Advisor Dr. Bilal Ahmed Osman yesterday officially announced the administration of the rotavirus vaccine within the routine Immunization programme in the country. Read more....

Dr. John Wecker, PATH Resourceful, brave, committed — and perhaps a little addicted — that’s the kind of person it takes to ensure that vaccines reach children in the poorest countries of the world. People like Amani Abdelmoniem Mustafa, the manager of the Expanded Programme on...

Jamie Drummond, ONE Blog Last week, Ian Birrell wrote a piece in the Daily Mail supposedly busting the 10 “myths” that he claims are used to justify the UK’s outstanding commitment to help the world’s poorest people. I profoundly disagree with his analysis – an analysis which...

Melinda Moree, The Huffington Post Say the word 'prize,' and most people think of gold medals, blue ribbons and carnival games. But prizes are not just for country fairs. Throughout history, prizes have solved some of the world's toughest scientific and technological challenges. In 1765, a clockmaker...

Dr. Orin Levine and Amanda Glassman, The Huffington Post In low- and middle-income countries, children living in poverty are less likely to be vaccinated -- and more likely to die or become ill from a vaccine-preventable disease -- than wealthier children. Read more....

Sandra Mullin, The Lancet Mass-media campaigns about the harms of tobacco can induce quitting and prevent young people from taking up the habit, especially if implemented as part of a comprehensive tobacco-control programme.1 In many developed countries, anti-tobacco public-education campaigns have been a regular feature of...

Amanda Glassman, Global Health Policy Blogs In low- and middle-income countries, children living in poverty are much less likely to be vaccinated and more likely to die or become ill from a vaccine-preventable disease than better-off children. An example comes from Nigeria, where less than 5%...

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