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CBC News, August 2011

Vaccinating infants against rotavirus can also prevent serious diseases in unvaccinated older children and adults, a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases says.

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BBC News, August 2011

New research recorded in the British Medical Journal shows that giving vitamin A supplements to children under the age of five in developing countries could save 600,000 lives a year.

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Washington Post, August 2011

How is American aid helping Liberia? In this op-ed, Liberian President and WaterAid goodwill ambassador highlights the importance of water and sanitation -- and the generosity of the American people.

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Blog 4 Global Health, August 2011

Dr. Amani Abdelmoniem Mustafa, manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunization for Sudan, gives a first hand account of the first child to receive a rotavirus vaccine in Sudan.

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The Economist, July 2011

Many low-resource countries suffer routine outbreaks of cholera and other diarrheal diseases that could be overcome by increased access to clean water and sanitation -- but only innovation will spur a solution.

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Huffington Post, July 2011

A new blog post from Ambassador Jan Eliasson, Chair of WaterAid in Sweden and former President of the UN General Assembly, on the role of water and sanitation in peacebuilding in Liberia.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, July 2011

At the AfricaSan3 Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, the Gates Foundation announced their new sanitation strategy. With a focus on new and innovative approaches to "reinvent the toilet," the foundation seeks to promote simple, affordable, and sustainable sanitation systems in low income countries where traditional flush toilets are impractical.

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GAVI Alliance, July 2011

On July 17, 2011, the first children in a GAVI-eligible country in Africa were vaccinated against rotavirus in Khartoum, Sudan. Until now, only South Africa had introduced rotavirus vaccine. The historic rollout is taking place a month after the GAVI Alliance pledging conference, where donors committed an additional $4.3 billion to GAVI to accelerate the introduction of rotavirus and other vaccines.

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Micronutrient Initiative, July 2011

The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and Teck Resources Limited (Teck) announced they are joining hands in a new partnership to develop and sustain zinc treatment programs to help save children´s lives.This calls for a round of "O Canada"!

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GAVI Alliance, June 2011

The June 13 pledging conference of GAVI Alliance donors has exceeded expectation. With funding commitments of US $4.3 billion, surpassing the initial target of $3.7 billion, GAVI will have the resources to save more than 4 million lives by 2015 with vaccines against leading killers like pneumonia and rotavirus.

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