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Yahoo News WASHINGTON (AFP) – Afghanistan is the worst place in the world to be a mother and Norway is the best, with stark differences in conditions for women and children in the two countries, a report released Tuesday says. Read more....

Amie Newman, Bill & Melinda Gates If you’ve been reading the blog this week, you know we’re focusing on immunization and vaccines. From our coverage of World Malaria Day this week to our posts on the urgency of eradicating polio once and for all, there is...

Helen Evans, GAVI Alliance Geneva, 28 April 2011 – Rotavirus disease continues to be a significant global health problem. As illustrated in newly released surveillance data by WHO and CDC, globally, 36% of children’s hopitalisation for diarrhoea are due to rotavirus infection. Read more....

Erin Hohlfelder, ONE Blog As most of you know, we formally launched our child vaccines campaign in the US last week. Many of you have already sent in blog comments, Facebook posts and tweets sharing your enthusiasm and passion for this cause, and we have to...

ONE International Why Childhood Vaccines? Childhood vaccines are one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives and prevent disease for a lifetime. Unlike many other health interventions, vaccines help healthy people stay healthy. Not only do vaccines help protect against preventable death from disease, but they...

Global Health Policy, Center for Global Development Our new visiting fellow Andy Sumner has drawn attention to the fact that most of the world’s poor now live in middle-income countries, not low-income countries. As it turns out, most of the world’s unvaccinated one-year olds...

Erin Hohlfelder, ONE Blog More than 8 million children around the world die each year before their 5th birthday. Two of the biggest killers are pneumonia and diarrhoea — which kill more than AIDS, TB and malaria combined! Here’s the illustrated story of two villains (pneumonia...

Dagfinn Høybråten, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “Vaccines are the heart of our primary care,” Emebet Meshesha, a health extension worker, told me last month when I visited the Adama Udie health post in Ormoia, just outside Addis Ababa. Ethiopia has made impressive gains with immunization. From...

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