Infecting more than 1 billion people globally, the 7 major Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) cause blindness, disfigurement, anemia and cognitive impairment, and yet can be controlled or even eliminated by taking pills once or twice a year.NTDs are not simply neglected in terms of awareness and resource allocation but also in the sense that they affect some of the most neglected communities on the planet – those at the end of the road, those for whom fresh water and hygiene are challenging and those whose access to the health care is limited.
Rwanda has been so successful at fighting measles that next month it will be the first country to get donor support to move to the next stage — fighting rubella too.
Could "vaccine diplomacy" work on the Korean peninsula? The short answer is yes.
A mother in Tanzania cradles her week-old son as the nation’s First Lady Salma Kikwete drips a rotavirus vaccine into the tiny “O” of his mouth, helping to protect the infant against severe, and often deadly, rotavirus diarrhea.
Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Senior Partner of Rabin Martin, and Adel A. F. Mahmoud, M.D., Ph.D, retired President of Merck Vaccines, write about the role of the private sector and public-private partnerships in the Huffington Post.