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Campaign Launched to Give 20% of Children who are Unvaccinated a Shot@Life

NEW YORK — Did you know that in developing countries a child dies every 20 seconds from diseases that are entirely preventable with vaccines? Did you know that the number of children dying every year from these preventable diseases is nearly equivalent to half the children entering kindergarten in the U.S.?

Those are a few of the points driven home yesterday at the official launch of Shot@Life, a new United Nations Foundation…

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Added by David J. Olson on September 20, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

U.S. Government Committed to Fighting NCDs, but Not Financially

Those of us who have been working this year on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) know all too well that despite our relative success in getting NCDs on the global health agenda, there is no new money for fighting them, certainly not in the U.S. (see Jeff Meer’s blog below).



It doesn’t matter that NCDs are now the leading cause of deaths in the world, killing more than 36 million people in 2008 (63%), according to a report published this week by the World Health Organization,… Continue

Added by David J. Olson on September 16, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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