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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%...

Mariya Karimjee, Global Post The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) announced that the Central African Republic, Benin and Cameroon will introduce pneumococcal vaccines in their countries in the upcoming weeks. Read more....

GAVI Alliance Geneva, 6 July 2011 – The GAVI Alliance welcomes the Australian Government-commissioned Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness released today in Canberra and commends the Australian Government on clearly and transparently setting out the strategic directions for Australia’s aid programme through to 2015. Read more....

Winifred Ogbebo, AllAfrica.com Through no fault of her own, baby Zarau Audu may not be able to walk normally when she grows up. Unlike most of her peers, at 11 months old, she already faces the daunting prospect of being physically challenged throughout life. If she...

The Government of Zimbabwe, AllAfrica.com Rotavirus, a highly contagious infection that is transmitted by contaminated water, hands, or objects, is sweeping across the country, causing high fever and serious dehydration among children under the age of five. Read more....

Malaka Gharib, ONE Blog The government of Benin, as well as those of the Central African Republic (CAR) and Cameroon, announced today that they are working with GAVI to introduce vaccines to combat pneumonia, one of the biggest killers of children worldwide. As the vaccines come...

Meredith Mazzotta, Center for Global Health Policy At the inaugural pledging conference of The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) on June 13, a record $4.3 billion in donations was secured from private and public donors, including a $450 million multi-year pledge from the United...

Nicholas Bakalar, The New York Times Two new studies offer good news for newborns and children about two different vaccinations — flu vaccine for pregnant women, and rotavirus vaccine for infants. There is no flu vaccine licensed for children under 6 months, and infants that age have...

Jonathan Glennie , PovertyMatters Blog It is a positive sign that major western NGOs are beginning to talk about the problem of aid dependence and the need for exit strategies from aid. They are doing no more than responding to the concerns expressed for some years...

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