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This blog post was originally published on Impatient Optimists, by Pascal Barollier, Director of Communications at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Last week, researchers published the “Global Burden of Disease Study 2010,” the most comprehensive effort since the GBD 1990 to produce complete and comparable estimates of the burden of diseases and other health challenges.
The magnitude of the problem is significant… 783 million people do not have access to safe water.2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation.
Yesterday and today, Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres or MSF) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) convened “
By Alyah Khan
The tremendous scope of the dengue problem becomes clear when you consider the number of places where the virus is present.