On April 11-12, 2012, G8 Foreign Ministers met in Washington, D.C. in preparation for the upcoming G8 summit, which will be held at Camp David at the end of May. During the meeting, the ministers expressed their continued support for global health.
Voting is now open to help the Yonkofa Project support community heath in Ghana through a novel vaccine registry. With the help of the Coalition against Typhoid, the Yonkofa Project submitted a proposal to Grand Challenges Canada Rising Stars in Global Health program.
This week, a year and half after the first few cholera cases ignited a national epidemic in Haiti, a small fraction of Haiti's at risk population got their first dose of the preventative cholera vaccine, Shanchol. 100,000 people in Port-au-Prince and a rural rice-growing community near St.
Last month, the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a vaccine film festival to showcase films that inspire action to improve child health through the power of vaccines. 5 videos from the event are posted on the Results blog.
Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, infects 26 million people living near the rivers and fast-moving streams of sub-Saharan Africa. A small number of cases have also been reported in Yemen and the Americas.