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.

By Alyah Khan

The tremendous scope of the dengue problem becomes clear when you consider the number of places where the virus is present.

On Tuesday, The Telegraph and others reported that Vodaphone has joined GSK, the GAVI Alliance and Save the Children for new mobile technology programs to boo

Sabin’s Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) Secretariat recently travelled to Atlanta, Georgia for a series of meetings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).  Typhoid fever is a severe bacterial infection spread through water or food contaminated wit

In a groudbreaking announcment made last week, the World Health Organization ruled that the MenAfriVac vaccine, which is already having a big impact in the "Meningitis Belt" of Africa, can be safely used even after four days without refrigeration.

Around the world, more than 800,000 children die each year from childhood pneumonia. 99 percent of these children are living in developing countries.

For more than a decade, people around the world have celebrated public health successes in reducing the burden of polio on October 24th.

09/17/2012

If you’re looking for another interesting blog to read on neglected tropical diseases, vaccines and global health, the Dengue Vaccine Initiative has got you covered.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s southwestern city of Matadi, a review of the country’s Comprehensive Multi-Year Plan (cMYP) for immunization for 2011-2015 took place from August 20-25.

A debate is emerging about the potential use of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes to combat dengue in the United States and in other countries around the world. Most recently, news out of Brazil indicated that the country plans to breed GM mosquitoes to stop the spread of dengue.

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