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The war against schistosomiasis, one of Africa’s most common yet neglected diseases heightened recently when Merck moved to add on to their commitment to WHO to donate part of the 200 million tablets containing the active pharmaceutical ingredient praziquantel (Cesol® 600) in order to treat...

At the World Economic Forum this year, Bill Gates announced the Decade of Vaccines with a $10 billion commitment from his Foundation to support its aims and objectives. His projections suggested that expanding the use of existing and new vaccines can prevent more than 8...

"We will put an end to this epidemic." It is not often that a doctor gets to utter these words. But that is exactly what Marc LaForce, who directed a unique international program to combat meningitis, told Kyodo News during a visit to Korsimoro, a small...

A new vaccine against the most deadly forms of pneumonia, one of the world's biggest killers of children, will be launched in Nicaragua from Sunday as part of an effort to prevent 700,000 deaths in poorer countries by 2015. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization...

A new vaccine to be rolled out in Africa's Meningitis Belt could not only rewrite the way MSF responds to epidemics in the region, but also the way vaccines are developed for people in developing countries. Read more....

The sound of hammering can be heard all over flood-hit areas of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber-Pakhtoonkh’wa province. In his village outside the town of Charsadda, Rehman Ahmed is trying to fix lengths of canvas and some pieces of wood to cover the large gaps in the...

FORMER PRESIDENT of Ireland Mary Robinson is well known for her work as a human rights advocate, but she singles out a little-known health partnership as one of the biggest success stories she’s been involved with. The Gavi Alliance (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) has...

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