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John Wecker, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Blog At the end of African Vaccination Week, last week, top health officials in Sudan held a press conference in which they announced their intention to introduce, on a nationwide scale, a vaccine against rotavirus - the most deadly...

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...

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