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10 Reasons Vaccines are the Best Protector of Human Life

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To mark World Immunization Week, PATH is reporting on the lifesaving potential of vaccines against four illnesses that kill more than 2 million young children a year: malaria, pneumonia, rotavirus, and Japanese encephalitis. Here, Dr. John Boslego, director of PATH’s Vaccine Development Program, lists top 10 ways vaccines make a difference for children and for global health. This post originally appeared on PATH.

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Video: Ghanaian Town Takes on Malaria

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One of the most effective methods the United States supports to fight malaria around the world is spraying homes in the areas where the mosquitos live with an insecticide – delivering a knock-out punch to the pesky population. This video shows how one community in Ghana is mobilizing against malaria.

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Full Speed Ahead on Malaria

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The greatest success story in global health is anchored by a continent once known mostly for famine and war. Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa are making unprecedented gains in child survival and reducing the devastating burden of malaria—a disease carried by mosquitoes and a major killer of children. U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, Rear Admiral (RET.) R. Tim Ziemer, provides an update on efforts to roll back malaria for good.

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10 Ways the U.S. Government is Fighting Global Climate Change (that you’ve never heard about)

Photo Credit: Daniel Byers, SkyShip Films 2011

Fighting lake burst in Nepal, using Nasa data to monitor forest cover, building climate smart cities in coastal Asia. Read about these and other ways the U.S. Government is hard at work helping protect our planet and the billions of people who share it.

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Saving Lives of Children, Unburdening Economies & Shrinking the Malaria Map (for Good)

Global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality by half in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Malaria Report 2013 published by the World Health Organization (WHO). Nearly 70% of these lives saved were in the 10 countries with the highest malaria burden, and among children under 5 years of age – the group most affected by the disease.

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Helping Bright Ideas Shine Through Spotlight: Brian Gitta, Makerere University, Uganda, ResilientAfrica Network

Brian Gitta, from Makerere University in Uganda pitches his winning idea that uses cell phones and light – not needles and blood samples to test for malaria. Photo Credit: Cynthia Kao-Johnson/USAID

USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) – a multidisciplinary research and development effort led by seven universities working to evaluate and strengthen real-world innovations in development.

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Tackling Malaria and Other Transboundary Challenges in the Lower Mekong through Regional Cooperation

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More than 60 million people live in the lower Mekong River basin and currently struggle with drug-resistant malaria. Read more >>

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A Promise Renewed: A Great Global Ambition and Every Father’s Dream

A mother plays with her infant as she waits outside a health post in Ethiopia. Photo credit: USAID

We have an unprecedented opportunity to virtually end preventable child death. Read more >>

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Mass Media’s Role in Malaria Control

INFOGRAPHIC: K.O. Malaria In Cameroon. Photo credit: Malaria No More

Malaria No More is working to keep up the momentum of behavior change communications for malaria control in Africa. Read more >>

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USAID and Merck Put Skin in the Health Finance Game

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah. Photo by: Center for Strategic and International Studies / CC BY-NC-SA

USAID and Merck have joined other donors and companies in a massive ramp-up of an existing public health financing program built to help countries that need health supplies get more bang for their buck. Read more >>

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