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Global Community Should Ensure ‘All Children Have Access To All Essential Vaccines’

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Extending the promise of health to all children, everywhere Chris Elias, president of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…By helping children in low- and middle-income countries avoid disabling and life-threatening diseases, we are ensuring that hundreds of millions of people will…

AAP/CDC Project Aims To Help Pediatricians Immunize All Children

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Vaccines Work: Leaving No Child Behind — How Pediatricians Can Contribute to Global Vaccine Coverage In a guest post, Louis Z. Cooper, past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), discusses global immunization coverage, noting that 19 million children worldwide do not receive vaccinations. He…

Immunizations Save Lives, Increase Economic Productivity

Devex: Opinion: Embrace the facts — not the myths — about vaccines Flavia Bustreo, WHO assistant director general for family, women’s, and children’s health, and vice chair of the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Immunization is actually one of the most incredible scientific innovations, and has contributed hugely to…

Africa Could Be Experiencing Underreported, Overlooked Zika Epidemic

The Lancet: Zika in Africa — the invisible epidemic? “A growing body of evidence suggests that in Africa a Zika epidemic could be undetected and overlooked. … To date, at least 30 laboratory-based studies have suggested that African strains of Zika are capable of causing the same, or worse, damage…

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