Smallpox Eradication Taught Us How to Fight Polio: Now We Need to Win the Battle

Dr. Tadataka Tachi Yamada, President of the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a featured speaker at the 2010 smallpox eradication symposium being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 24-27. Below, he details how the lessons learned from smallpox eradication can be applied to the elimination of polio.

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New England Journal of Medicine Studies Affirm World Health Organization Recommendation to Include Rotavirus Vaccines in Every Nation’s Immunization Program

For the first time ever, studies published last month by the New England Journal of Medicine have confirmed a direct link between rotavirus vaccine and a reduction of diarrheal disease deaths based on data from three year-long studies conducted in Malawi, Mexico, and South Africa.

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