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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,...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk Why work with others? Life is a lot more straightforward when you don't. But no NGO can succeed in isolation. Oxfam's charitable mission is to end poverty and injustice. We're not the only ones. We all have a responsibility to work together where...

Paul Tinder, VaccineNews Daily.com A study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland has identified a new mutant vaccine antigen that may improve the development of an effective meningitis vaccine. Meningococci are the bacteria that cause meningitis and...

Poverty News Blog The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization is distributing free pneumonia vaccines to 19 different countries this year. The vaccine was recently distributed throughout Kenya where 30,000 children die for pneumonia each year. From the IPS, writer Miriam Gathigah visited a clinic that was...

Tina Rosenberg, The New York Times Opinionator Blog A Bloomberg National Poll says that more than 7 in 10 Americans think that Congress can find major savings in the federal budget by slashing foreign aid. It’s a new poll, but this is old news. Americans want...

Melinda Gates, The Huffington Post We stand on the shoulders of some amazing female pioneers from the early 20th century. We honor them by carrying on their work, which in this day and age means making the case for supporting foreign aid and improving the health...

Joseph Kariuki, allAfrica.com According to data available from the Gates Foundation, one in 12 children in Kenya suffers from pneumonia. The illness kills 30,000 children each year, and many more are left with permanent disabilities. Now there is a new vaccine that can prevent many thousands...

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