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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...

Amanda Glassman, Global Health Policy This week, Dr. Seth Berkley was named Chief Executive Officer of the GAVI Alliance. Expectations are high as GAVI seeks to raise US$ 3.7 billion this year for childhood vaccination in poor countries. Here are some ideas and questions for...

Examiner.com Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation officially launched Saving Lives at Birth today during an event at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington DC. Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development...

Mary Robinson, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation It is also a day to reflect on what has not yet been delivered for women. Every day, 1500 women die while giving birth to a new life. Every year, over a quarter of a million women die from...

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