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allAfrica.com GAVI recognised for critical role in reducing childhood deaths through vaccination and bringing together immunisation partners. The GAVI Alliance welcomed a UK Government review issued today that found the public-private partnership to be highly cost effective and critical in reducing deaths among children under five years...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk If only real life was as simple as word processing. Search and replace, problem solved. At a talk at the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton on Thursday, a member of the audience explained how, while doing some recent work for a major development...

PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk If you express concerns about the negative consequences that over-dependence on aid can have for development, as I did in Mali recently, a common response is that there is no alternative. How else can vital services and infrastructure be funded? This is entirely...

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization Mr Chairman, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, I will be brief and to the point. An area of work that affects the capacity of medicines to protect public health has become clouded with confusion and controversy. We need to...

Howard Markel, M.D., NYTimes.com Recently I found myself on the outskirts of an antivaccine rally in my hometown, listening to a succession of ill-informed diatribes with a mixture of dismay and fascination. As a pediatrician, I was baffled by scientifically baseless attacks on the substances that have...

Brooke Riley, ONE Blog The UN Foundation, in partnership with the World Bank, the Brookings Institution, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) and the Standard Bank recently hosted a panel on the role of innovative financing and the global health funding gap. Innovative financing plays a critical...

Katy Migiro, Science Magazine NAIROBI (Reuters) - A new vaccine to protect against pneumonia, the world's leading killer of children under five, was launched in Kenya on Monday, one of 19 developing countries which will introduce the vaccine this year. Pneumococcal disease, which can cause pneumonia,...

Geoffrey Kamadi, OnIslam Following wide consultations and debate, the Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MoPHS) has finally settled on an official launch date for its new vaccine policy to combat pneumococcal disease in Kenyan children. Pneumonia is a serious disease. According to World Health Organisation...

Times of India PINGLA (West Midnapore): About 45 children fell ill at Katapukur village in Number 6 gram panchayat under Pingla police station after they were administered polio drops on Sunday. Locals alleged that the vaccine had expired. The district health department authorities are looking into...

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