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The Kenyan Government is about to launch a new vaccine against the biggest child killer disease, pneumonia. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), over 800,000 children under five years die from pneumococcal disease every year. In the developing countries, children under the age of two are...

New data, released in the January 2011 supplement to the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, show the striking effects of vaccination: in the countries studied (United States, El Salvador, Belgium, and Australia), hospitalizations and clinic visits for rotavirus diarrhea have declined by a tremendous amount (ranging...

Nicolas Sarkozy wants one. George Soros thinks it is a good idea. Development campaigners have it at the top of their wish list. The question, therefore, is whether the time for a Tobin tax has come? Let's just recap for a second. Back in the 1970s,...

I’ve got some really cool news: Next Monday, Brooke Riley (one of our fabulous global health experts) and I (your trusty ONE blogger) will be heading up to New York City for a very special event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, “Polio...

WAM Geneva, Jan 26th, 2011 (WAM) -- A new partnership marking broader global collaboration around vaccines injects needed funding into the GAVI Alliance's efforts to help save millions of children and hopefully inspires other philanthropists to invest in childhood immunisation programmes. Announced in Abu Dhabi on...

Tayitu's eyes well up with tears each time she gazes helplessly at her son Siham as he struggles to draw breath. She is still grieving over the loss of Siham's twin-brother Redwan, who died only a few months ago due to pneumonia. Tayitu now fears the fatal...

Developing and developed countries that require children to be vaccinated against rotavirus "have significantly reduced the number of children admitted to hospitals with the disease, a report showed on Thursday," Reuters reports (Kelland, 1/20). Study findings, published in a special supplement to the Pediatric Infectious Disease...

Farangis Sultani had her hands full. A woman in labor had just arrived by way of a donkey to the clinic in Badakhshan province where Sultani works as a midwife. Sultani went to work delivering the baby, then learned the woman was pregnant with twins—and...

In the world’s poorest countries, children are dying at a rate too awful to think about. Preventable illnesses like malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea claim 8 million young lives every year. Without access to the most basic health services, the goal the world has set itself –...

The lives of up to one million children could be saved every year if two new vaccines were made widely available in the developing world, a charity said as it launched its biggest ever campaign. Pneumonia and diarrhoea kill almost three million under fives every year,...

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