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AlertNet, October 2011

"Reducing infant mortality is crucial to tackling the global population crisis, according to a report by Save the Children published to coincide with the birth of the planet’s 7 billionth person." The rationale is that parents are less likely to have more children if they are confident the children they already have will survive common childhood illnesses like pneumonia and diarrhea.

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LiveScience, October 2011

On October 31, 2011, the 7 billionth person will join the world. Population growth makes worldwide access to adequate sanitation more important than ever, but we still have a long way to go.

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Rotaflash, October 2011

Findings from a study published in the Lancet show that child mortality from rotavirus remains high. Tragically, approximately 95% of rotavirus deaths occurred in countries that are eligible to receive GAVI-support to introduce rotavirus vaccines.

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globalpost, October 2011

Kenya's government plans to activate several tools to save children's lives. For nurses on the front lines of pediatric care, rotavirus vaccines can't come soon enough.

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allAfrica, October 2011

On October 15, countries all around the world celebrated Global Handwashing Day. In Kenya, the public health and sanitation minister highlighted diarrheal disease while participating at a PATH-sponsored Global Handwashing Day event.

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GAVI Alliance, September 2011

The GAVI Alliance today announced it will provide funding for 16 more developing countries to introduce rotavirus vaccines and 18 more countries to introduce pneumococcal vaccines -- a major step towards protecting children against severe diarrhoea and pneumonia -- the two leading child killers.

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Rotaflash, September 2011

Growing proof continues to mount in favor of rotavirus vaccines. A study by the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention published shows that in the three years following the introduction of rotavirus vaccines, 65,000 hospitalizations of US children under 5 years of age for diarrhea-related illness were averted, resulting in an incredible $278 million saved in associated treatment costs.

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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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