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Kristi York Wooten, Huffington Post A new promotional video released last week by the non-partisan anti-poverty organization ONE raises some important questions about Americans' view of foreign assistance in the developing world, namely how money sent to Africa should be spent. The clip (see below) called "Why...

John Donnelly, Global Health Magazine Seth Berkley is the president, CEO and founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), a nonprofit organization working in 24 countries to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. He is also...

Seema Singh, Forbes India The year was 2009. The company that was up for grabs was Shantha Biotech. And advances came from three big pharmaceutical companies. Eventually, France’s Sanofi-Aventis acquired the Hyderabad-based vaccine maker for $784 million. Now, once again the industry is buzzing with the...

Katy Migiro, AlertNet NAIROBI (AlertNet) - A Kenyan campaign to improve access to healthcare is targeting Somali refugees and other at risk migrant populations, following an outbreak of measles that has infected an estimated 1,200 people in the east African country. Kenya has experienced repeated measles outbreaks...

Michel Kazatchkine and Philippe Douste-Blazy, Huffington Post When the daughter of Hajia Aisha, a young jobless mother in Nigeria, fell ill with malaria earlier this year, Hajia saved her life by rushing out to a shop and buying state of the art medication for the equivalent...

Flavia Lanyero, The Monitor Following moves by the Ministry of Health to cut its budget by Shs2 billion to refund mismanaged money, health civil society organisations yesterday called on donors to halt funding to government until the State gives accountability for grant money already spent. Read more....

Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, USAID Over 150 countries, including the U.S., observe April 25-30 as Infant Immunization Week, as occasion for raising awareness about the importance of immunization and, in some places, intensifying vaccination activities. MCHIP recognizes National Infant Immunization Week because we are...

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