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MCHIP Plays Key Role Introducing Lifesaving Vaccine in Nine African Countries

Mother and child at the launch ceremony. Photo credit: MCHIP

Today, on World Pneumonia Day, MCHIP and USAID celebrate that this disease is preventable with safe, effective and affordable tools. Read more >>

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FrontLines Releases Special Issue on USAID Results

Swaziland mother Zanele is thankful that 2-month-old son Nkosingphile was born HIV-free

Read the latest edition of USAID’s FrontLines for a special issue reviewing 20 projects the Agency counts among its most successful. Here are the first five. Read more >>

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Inspiration for the Journey to an HIV Vaccine

An HIV-positive child at the Muranga District Hospital in Kenya waiting for treatment. Photo credit: Casey Kelbaugh, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Columbia University School of Public Health

All the evidence today suggests that, if we persevere, it is just a matter of time before HIV vaccines become available. Read more >>

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Partnerships Put “Action” into the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control Pneumonia and Diarrhoea

Mind the GAPPD poster

As the first-ever Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea tackles the two leading killer diseases of children less than five years old. Read more >>

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Adding Vaccines to Intensify the Assault on Malaria

David Kaslow, MD serves as Director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative. Photo credit: David Kaslow

The international community has made phenomenal progress against malaria, but the gains are fragile. Read more >>

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Health and Economic Returns on Science and Innovation Investments for Global Health

Doctor prepares malaria treatment. Photo credit: IMAD

Much work is to be done. Global diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis take eight lives per minute. Read more >>

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Better Diagnostics Critical to the Fight against Typhoid

Women and children

When children’s lives are at stake, we need to move quickly. That’s why we need to rise to the challenge of developing better typhoid diagnostics, and soon. Read more >>

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Microbicides, Vaccines, and TB Diagnostics Oh My! What’s New in HIV/AIDS Research?

Women can use this ARV-based vaginal gel to protect themselves against HIV. Photo credit: International Partnership for Microbicides

In December 2012, USAID released a new strategy to address some of the world’s most challenging health and development issues through new technologies, research and evaluation. Read more >>

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A Role for Business at the Frontier of Development

The social and economic challenges faced by Africa may seem daunting – with many communities suffering from hunger, a lack of clean water and sanitation, and little access to education or a functioning health system. However, if we work together, I believe we can overcome these challenges one-by-one and build a positive, virtuous cycle where […]

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Global Motherhood: Perils And Promise In Ghana

Guest Blogger: Dr. Orin Levine, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Executive Director, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC). Originally published to the Huffington Post.  Today in Ghana, I had a personal reminder as to why our work to prevent disease is so perilous, and why disease control so promising in […]

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