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Reuters Bill Gates called on Tuesday for strengthened immunization programs against infectious diseases to save 4 million lives by 2015 and 10 million lives by 2020 during a "decade of vaccines." Read more....

PharmaBiz.com GAVI Alliance, a Geneva-based Public-Private Partnership (PPP) has committed US$100 million to help tackle meningitis A in Cameroon, Chad, and Nigeria. This is part of a strategy to save lives in Africa with a new life-saving vaccine, MenAfriVac. Africa’s ‘meningitis belt’ covers 25 countries stretching...

John Wecker, ONE Blog The world has been watching a drama unfold in Libya as NATO struggles to create a functional multilateral partnership capable of delivering on the mission of protecting civilians. Clearly, mobilizing a complex, multicountry, multi-organizational alliance is hard work fraught with complications and...

The Guardian Nigeria PAEDIATRIC experts have said that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) would be fast-tracked if pneumonia vaccine were incorporated in the National Programme on Immunisation (NPI). The world-class specialists in research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pneumococcal disease (PD), said at the second yearly Africa...

Luke Timmerman, Seattle PI The GAVI Alliance, the Geneva, Switzerland-based global health organization, said today it has committed $100 million to support the use of a meningitis vaccine developed by Seattle-based PATH. Read more....

Margaret Chan, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Blog I am a believer in human ability and ingenuity. I believe it is our duty to try our best to make the health of each successive generation better. As a public health expert, I reflect often on how this...

Donald G. McNeil Jr., The New York Times Giving midwives simple training has already been shown to save newborns’ lives, and a new study in Zambia has found that it can be remarkably cost-effective as well. Even a small pilot project costing only $20,244 saved the lives...

Science Daily Combination vaccines for young children are commonly used in industrialized nations because they provide protection for multiple diseases in one single injection. However, combination vaccines are prohibitively expensive for developing countries and may not available until several years later, or when market prices are...

Dagfinn Høybräten, GAVI Alliance Berlin, 9 May 2011 – Saving children’s lives through increased immunisation in poor countries also requires healthy vaccine markets with secure supply, competition, and low, transparent prices, Dagfinn Høybräten, the GAVI Alliance Board Chair, said on Monday. The GAVI Alliance is looking to...

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