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PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk As southern Sudan prepares for independence, it is already beginning to formulate policies that will repair a region shattered by decades of civil war. One of the most innovative ideas being considered, with some expertise reportedly from Unicef, is a benefit paid out...

Malaka Gharib, ONE Blog Dr. Robert Block, president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is a veteran in the field of children’s health. Before he spoke at a ONE press conference today, I had a chance to get his thoughts on life before vaccines and his...

Evan O’Neill, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation You are likely to be judged by the company you keep. In Osama bin Laden's case, the isolated mountains of tribal Afghanistan and Pakistan provide a perfect safe haven for him and for polio. Thirty years of conflict and low...

Henry Neondo, ASNS News The Government of Rwanda has with the help of two US firms launched in Kigali a comprehensive national cervical cancer prevention program that includes vaccination of girls, aged between 12 to 15 years and modern molecular diagnostic screening for women between the...

Helen Evans, GAVI Alliance Geneva, 26 April 2011 - Every year, some 270,000 women die from cervical cancer, most of them in developing countries where screening and treatment services are lacking. In a country like Rwanda, cervical cancer is the leading cancer killer. Most of these...

Sam Baker, The Hill The anti-poverty group ONE launched a new public service announcement Tuesday aimed at getting lawmakers and world leaders to fund a program that makes vaccines more widely available to children in poor countries, especially in Africa. Read more....

JulieAnn McKellogg, Voice of America Pneumonia and diarrheal disease are the two leading killers of children in the developing world, killing more children each year than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. This week, people around the world are taking action to put an end to...

Arthur Okwemba, Daily Nation The first Kenyan infants to take part in an Aids vaccine trial have been vaccinated and are being observed to see how their immune systems respond to a new formula that has excited the global science community. Doctors at the Kenya Aids Vaccine...

Erica Westly, Scientific American Measles has been all but eradicated in the developed world, but it still claims more than 160,000 lives in developing countries. Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, has been hit hard in the past few years. A 2009 outbreak in Zimbabwe, for instance, afflicted...

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