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Speeding Up the Race for Medical Innovations

Speeding Up the Race for Medical Innovations Some global health challenges can seem insurmountable. Innovations are the key to changing the system for the better. The global community needs to encourage more initiatives like these, including Gavi’s work to improve vaccine implementation and strengthen health...

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Polio endgame begins on a high

Eradicating polio from the face of the earth has sometimes seemed as challenging as climbing Mount Everest, so it’s appropriate that a critical next stage in the polio endgame started in the home of the world’s tallest...

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Data power: preventing disease on the ground

When a severe cholera epidemic led to a series of deaths in his local district, Dr John Snow mapped clusters of the disease to help pinpoint the cause – a method which identified a contaminated water pump at the intersection of two busy...

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What have the MDGs ever done for us?

Unless you were living under a rock last week, you will have noticed that Monday marked 500 days until the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals. As #MDGMomentum took off on Twitter, people tried to express 14 years of attention, planning and interventions in 140 characters: #MDGs...

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More than a pretty picture Beautiful? Every year these little critters cause diseases that kill many children, despite the fact there are vaccines to prevent them.  Immunisation can help children escape meningitis, pneumonia, diarrhoea and polio, wherever in the world they happen to...

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