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New Vision PNEUMONIA and diarrhoea are life threatening diseases. It is better to prevent them, and the easiest way is through vaccination. Vicky Wandawa writes why they need to be included on Uganda's vaccination rota Vaccination against respiratory diseases Count to 15 seconds and somewhere in the world,...

ONE Blog A maze of shacks, mud, and open sewers on the edge of Nairobi, Kibera is one of the biggest slums in the world. It could have as many as one million residents, though nobody knows for sure. Health care in Kibera is an enormous challenge....

Melinda Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation When I returned to work in Seattle following my trip to Kenya and Ghana last January, I was filled with tremendous optimism mostly due to one fact: while we here at the foundation work hard to help lift people...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian,co.uk What do poor people want? It's a stupid question, because of course "poor people" aren't a single homogenous group and everyone wants something different. But it's also the only question that should matter. If what we are doing in development is trying to...

AlertNet 15 March 2011 Shousha transit camp, Tunisia--Tunisian Ministry of Public Health, supported by WHO, UNICEF and other health partners, started a vaccination campaign for an estimated 100 children under 5 years currently residing in camps. Strong winds and whirling sand are slowing down preparations, but...

Miriam Gathigah, Business Daily The Kenyatta International Conference Centre resembled one big nursery with parents and their crying babies. Hundreds of parents with their infants thronged the centre where they received their first shot against pneumonia. Not even the children’s tears as the shot broke through their skin...

Mićo Tatalović, Science and Development Network New approaches to cutting the number of deaths during childbirth in developing countries will be targeted by a US$50 million fund launched last week (9 March). Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development was announced in Washington DC, United...

Zofeen Ebrahim, IPS News KARACHI, Mar 16, 2011 (IPS) - At eight in the morning 30-year-old Sultana Solangi steps out of her house ready for her day’s work. Wearing a black gown that shows only her eyes, she is shod in comfortable slippers and lugs a...

ONE Partners Dr. Mathuram Santosham of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health has worked on the issue of rotavirus for decades. He believes that no mother should have to worry about whether or not her child will survive a bout of diarrhea. Imagine for a moment,...

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