This is a guest post written by Lewis Holmes and Amy Kravitz at John Snow, Inc.  John Snow is a public health management consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. Atul Gawande recently wrote in The New Yorker that important ideas may “attack problems that are…

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An interview with researchers integral to the success of this large-scale RTS,S vaccine trial: The first set of results from the large-scale Phase 3 efficacy trial of the world’s most clinically advanced malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S, were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and announced at the Malaria Forum in Seattle,…

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This is a guest blog by Dr. Amani Abdelmoniem Mustafa, manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunization for Sudan. KHARTOUM, Sudan — The day that we were waiting for arrived. The children of Sudan have long suffered terrible, sometimes deadly, diarrhea caused by rotavirus. Fortunately, there is a vaccine that can save our children from so much…

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This is a guest blog by Jay LaMonica, a veteran journalist and television producer specializing in national security and foreign affairs. He recently left Discovery Channel where he produced documentaries with Ted Koppel and before that spent 15 years with ABC News Nightline reporting from every corner of the globe. He is the recipient of…

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Guest Blog by: The Carter Center, Paige Rohe Founded in 1986, The Carter Center has been a leader in the control, elimination, and eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), working at the grassroots level in partnership with ministries of health and low-resource communities to conduct health education, mass drug administration, and develop health service infrastructure. Before…

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Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health discusses key health issues, like the Health Transformation Army. It was a meeting only a global health junkie would love. But the informal talk after the meeting? That had me taking notes. Every week, Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health brings together its top managers to discuss key health issues facing…

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“It comes back,” said Dr. John Sever, Vice Chair of Rotary International’s International PolioPlus Committee, succinctly illustrating the danger of leaving polio eradication unfinished. Dr. Sever and Dr. David Bowen, Deputy Director of Global Health Policy and Advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, described the impressive achievements of the polio eradication campaign to…

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This is a posting by Kelly Healy, Policy and Government Relations Intern at the Global Health Council I just returned from a nine-day medical service trip with 28 other students from schools of public health, medicine, and international affairs through an organization called MEDLIFE (Medicine, Education, and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere). In reflecting on the…

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