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Sustained high vaccination coverage is key to preventing deaths from measles. Despite the availability of a vaccine, measles remains an important killer of children worldwide, particularly in less-developed regions where vaccination coverage is limited. A team of researchers, led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins...

Child vaccines got a double dose of comedy last night when Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert interviewed Bill Gates and Dr. Paul Offit on their back-to-back shows. In the first interview, Stewart talked to Gates about the value of investments in vaccines, and focused in...

For the last ten years, I have seen thousands of children cry after being pricked by needle for a vaccination against measles –a deadly disease that is preventable by one quick, albeit painful, shot. I witnessed it again this week in northern Nigeria, as the country...

The gap between the number of Aboriginal children and non-Aboriginal children being treated in hospital for pneumonia in Australia has fallen by a third in a decade. In the mid 1990's 15 Aboriginal children for every one non-Aboriginal child were treated in hospital for pneumonia. In the...

I just returned from the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. More than 2,500 business, civil society, religious, governmental and youth leaders, from "tech pioneers" to "young global leaders" to business tycoons. Bill Gates and Bono dropped by, too many prime ministers to...

A few months ago, our friends at PATH set out on a mission to immunize 20 million people in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger with an affordable new meningitis vaccine, MenAfriVac. Well, we just got word that they pretty much reached that number — they’ve...

They call it "the two drops of life," said Anil Garg. The two drops of a pinkish, transparant liquid that can change a child's life: the vaccine for polio. This month, Anil Garg and 33 other members of a Simi Valley, California, Rotary Club will spend just...

There are three reasons why you should watch this event. For one, it talks about the effectiveness of our global immunization efforts in the fight against polio — because of vaccines, we’ve been able to reduce polio by a whopping 99 percent. Secondly, Bill Gates...

We all have a role to play in ending preventable child pneumonia deaths by 2030

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