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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.

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Vibe Ghana, February 2012

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

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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.

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The Times of India, January 2012

State government health facilities in Lucknow, India, has added zinc tablets to oral rehydration therapy (ORT) kits used for treating kids with diarrhea. Zinc is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the treatment of diarrhea. Research shows that zinc reduces the severity and duration of disease.

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RotaFlash, January 2012

The Phillipines has become the first country in Southeast Asia to implement the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation to introduce life-saving rotavirus vaccines through its national immunization program.

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Voice of America, January 2012

Outbreaks of typhoid, cholera, and other water-borne diseases have prompted health officials in Zimbabwe to target diarrheal disease in the new year, despite limited funding.

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Washington Post, November 2011

Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, discusses why primary health care for preventable diseases should be delivered alongside disease-specific interventions for AIDS, TB, and more. "The many sources of affliction in poor settings — malnutrition, cholera and other waterborne diseases, and fatal complications of childbirth — can be meaningfully addressed only by strengthening health systems to deliver care efficiently and equitably."

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Huffington Post, November 2011

Gary White and Matt Damon, co-founders of Water.org, offer practical solutions and a call to action for ending water poverty.

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Huffington Post, November 2011

Leaders from the Judaic, Islamic, and Christian communities have joined together to call on Congress not to sacrifice foreign aid.

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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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