This is the fourth post in a blog mini-series from the Dengue Vaccine Initiativeabout the collaborative work being done to ensure future access to dengue vaccines in developing nations.

Financing research and development (R&D) for neglected tropical disease (NTDs) is a big challenge. The problem? Market failure.

This week in the Global Post, Dr. Fred Were, a pediatrician and specialist in neonatal medicine and National Chairman of the Kenya Pediatric Association (KPA), wrote about the dengue outbreak that swept his country in October. Dr.

November 19th celebrates an underappreciated but life-saving invention: the toilet/ Although many inventions have led to significant improvements in public health- water chlorination, antibiotics, and vaccines, among many others- no other invention has had a greater impact than the toilet.

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