News

UNICEF, June 2012

A new report from UNICEF focuses on the huge potential to narrow the child survival gap between the richest and the poorest by focusing on pneumonia and diarrhoea – the two primary killers of children under the age of five. The new UNICEF report, Pneumonia and diarrhoea: Tackling the deadliest diseases for the world’s poorest children, identifies a tremendous opportunity to narrow the child survival gap both among and within countries by increasing commitment, attention and funding.

Read the entire press release

Washington Post, May 2012

More children are surviving childhood -- a fact that Michael Clemens of the Center for Global Development describes as the "biggest, best story in development." The great news calls for flexibility, humility, and above all, hope for future progress.

Read the full article

Decade of Vaccines Collaboration, May 2012

The Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly endorsed a landmark Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), a roadmap to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to existing vaccines for people in all communities.The plan is expected to reduce global childhood mortality, surpassing the targets of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 4.

Read the full article

RotaFlash, May 2012

Rollout of rotavirus vaccines across Africa continued on May 25, as Rwanda became the third GAVI-eligible African country to introduce vaccines against rotavirus, the leading cause of severe and deadly diarrhea in young children.

Read the full article.

PATH welcomes the encouraging news published in the Lancet today that global child deaths continue to decrease, while also recognizing that the fight is far from over. Childhood diarrhea and pneumonia claim a combined 2 million lives annually and remain significant causes of child mortality. While demonstrating how simple and affordable solutions can have a major impact, today’s good news also calls for continued scale-up of lifesaving interventions in the environments where children’s lives are most threatened.

Read the full press release

The Independent, March 2012

Comic Relief of the UK helps GAVI Alliance fight diarrheal diseaes and pneumonia in Africa through access to lifesaving vaccines.

Read the full article.

The Guardian, March 2012

The MDG target to halve the number of people who lack access to safe drinking water has been met years ahead of schedule, but the good news is tempered with a warning that the sanitation MDG target is lagging behind.

Read the full article

British Medical Journal, February 2012

With the deadline to achieving MDG 4 on the horizon, the British Medical Journal touts zinc and ORS to be among the best investments we can make to achieve the rapid progress needed to improve child mortality.

Read the full article

Vibe Ghana, February 2012

In April 2012, Ghana will introduce two new vaccines that will protect children against pneumonia, diarrhea, and meningitis.

Read the full article

US News & World Report, January 2012

A new study found that new rotavirus vaccines do not increase the risk of intussusception, a gastrointestinal concern associated with an earlier rotavirus vaccine.

Read the full article.

Syndicate content