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Kounteya Sinha, The Times of India NEW DELHI: After years of discussion and a recent promise to Bill Gates, India is now rolling out the country's first pentavalent vaccine. The Union health ministry has written to the governments of Tamil Nadu and Kerala — the two states...

Edmund Kagire, AllAfrica.com First Lady Jeannette Kagame is expected to launch a prevention of Cervical Cancer programme today, which will see girls between the age of 11-15 years vaccinated. The programme also targets women between the age of 35-45 years, who will be diagnosed and treated from...

Ramya Kannan, The Hindu CHENNAI: A national rotavirus vaccination programme in India will prevent a substantial number of deaths due to the rotavirus and be highly cost-effective, a recent article in the ‘Clinical Infectious Diseases' journal has recommended. The article by experts in the Centers for Disease...

Malaka Gharib, ONE Blog Today, after months of hinting, we officially launched our vaccines petition, a call for President Obama to fund two proven new vaccines against pneumonia and diarrhea, two of the biggest killers of children in poor countries. To help drive the point home,...

Conan Businge and Juliet Waiswa, New Vision Uganda UGANDA plans to launch three new vaccines to quickly reduce the high death rates caused by malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and other bacteria. One of the vaccines is the RTS,S malaria vaccine for infants of six to 12 weeks of...

UN News Centre 19 April 2011 – In an effort to encourage individuals to help feed tens of thousands of hungry children across the world, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has created a social media platform through which people can share their favourite meals...

Mary Platts, Guardian.co.uk For 17 days, every hour for 15 seconds, a controversial message is being sold to the American public via a CBS billboard in Times Square, New York. A photograph of a mother cradling her naked baby is accompanied by the words: "Vaccines: Know...

Medical News Today Rotavirus vaccination in all areas of Brazil is associated with reduced diarrhea-related deaths and hospital admissions in children aged under five years, reports a study in this week's PLoS Medicine. Manish Patel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA,...

Claire Provost, Guardian,co.uk Two-thirds of developing countries are on track or close to meeting the millennium development goal (MDG) targets for extreme poverty and hunger, say the World Bank and the IMF. According to the Global Monitoring Report, released on Friday in Washington during the Bretton Woods...

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