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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...

BMC Public Health In Pakistan, only 59-73% of children 12-23 months of age are fully immunized. This randomized, controlled trial was conducted to assess the impact of a low-literacy immunization promotion educational intervention for mothers living in low-income communities of Karachi on infant immunization completion rates. Read...

The Hindu HYDERABAD: Medical practitioners under the banner of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics expressed concern that vaccines for pneumococcal diseases that were responsible for 40 per cent of the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in the country that was 72 per 1,000 births, were yet to...

IRIN KABUL, 13 April 2011 (IRIN) - Eliminated in the relatively secure northern and central provinces, polio persists in the insecure southern and eastern provinces, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO). The southern province of Kandahar is the...

Press Centre, UNICEF ABIDJAN, 12 April 2011 – UNICEF has been able to deliver supplies in the embattled city of Abidjan in Cote D'Ivoire for the first time in weeks. The supplies included medicine, nutritional supplements, soap and blankets. The agency is also preparing for its...

News & Broadcast, The World Bank In health, nutrition, and population (HNP), the World Bank focuses on strengthening country health systems to improve health results, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable. In fiscal year (FY) 2010, the World Bank mobilized US$4.38 billion in HNP investments,...

Bill Gates, Huffington Post Last week I traveled through Europe to convey one message: The money governments invest in development is saving millions of lives, and improving hundreds of millions. The most important thing we can do now is build on that progress and continue working...

Press Release, ONE A new survey published today reveals that 9 out of 10 British people (91 per cent) believe that every child has a right to be vaccinated, and that two-thirds of Britons (67 percent) are proud that the UK makes financial commitments to help...

Scientific American Magazine, April 2011 Just after sunrise in early January, a delivery van trundled along a suburban street in Queensland, Australia. Inside were tubs filled with a type of mosquito that carries dengue fever, the flulike illness that annually sickens 50 million to 100 million...

Dagfinn Høybråten, ONE Blog “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, increasing DTP3 coverage to...

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