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2011-11-10 12:56:38

Advances lauded as Malawi becomes next developing country to introduce pneumococcal vaccine on Saturday -- World Pneumonia Day Vaccines against the primary cause of deaths from pneumonia in developing countries could save millions of lives and are highly cost-effective, according to a comprehensive new analysis to be released on Thursday, Nov. 10. In a paper published in the journal International Health, the authors estimate that two pneumococcal vaccines being introduced in the world's...

2011-05-17 05:00:00

GENEVA, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, called on government leaders to increase their investments in vaccines and to hold themselves accountable for extending the benefits of vaccines to every child. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/gatesfoundation/49363/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110517/MM01624 ) In a keynote address at the 64th...

2010-12-12 04:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced that Prevenar 13* (Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine [13-valent, adsorbed]) was introduced into the first childhood immunization program for pneumococcal disease (PD) in the developing world under the auspices of the Advance Market Commitment (AMC) when Nicaragua launched its program today. The AMC is an innovative program which involves private-public partnerships to help make newer vaccines available...

2010-07-22 13:17:19

The GAVI Alliance and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health celebrate new vaccine era; applaud Baltimore's efforts to immunize every child; call for resources to do the same worldwide A Johns Hopkins University scientist, whose team of researchers recently identified pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria as the primary causes of death of 6 million of the world's poorest children, today called on leaders in donor and developing nations to take action to address the terrible death toll....

2010-07-01 11:19:00

James E. Connolly Committed to Accelerating the Development of New Vaccines to Prevent Tuberculosis ROCKVILLE, Md., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation today announced that James E. Connolly has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. He joins Aeras after a career in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Wyeth Vaccines. He will take over as Aeras President and CEO on August 9, 2010....

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2010-03-15 14:35:00

The Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) said on Monday that a further 4.3 billion dollars is needed if the global vaccines alliance is to meet its goal of supplying life-saving immunizations to millions of children in poor countries by 2015. The GAVI Alliance invited existing and potential donors to a meeting on March 25 and 26 in The Hague to ask them to "make a strong impact" on childhood death rates. According to Reuters, world leaders from 189 countries signed up in...

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2010-01-29 14:49:39

A ten billion dollar pledge has been made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to aid in the research of new vaccines that will help the world's most underprivileged countries. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced the pledge at the World Economic Forum on Friday. "We must make this the decade of vaccines," Bill Gates said in a statement. "Vaccines already save and improve millions of lives in developing countries." Having the tools necessary to modernize the vaccine industry...

2010-01-29 05:00:00

Increased vaccination could save more than 8 million children by 2020; significant funding gaps remain, others must join effort DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill and Melinda Gates announced today that their foundation will commit $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines for the world's poorest countries. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100129/DC45704) The Gateses said that increased investment in vaccines...

2009-10-19 13:44:40

Use of vaccines can save the lives of millions of children A study published in The Cochrane Review this month concludes that pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV), already known to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and x-ray defined pneumonia, was also effective against child deaths. The findings were based on a systematic review of the results of 6 randomized and controlled trials conducted in the US, Africa, Philippines, and Finland. Eighty percent of children were less likely to...

2009-09-11 14:03:42

Prevention and treatment of pneumonia are critical to reducing child mortality, reaching Millennium Development Goal 4 New World Health Organization data to be published in this week's edition of the Lancet will shed new light on two leading causes of pneumonia, the world's leading killer of children under age 5, both globally and within specific countries. The results, which are the first ever available at the country level, are expected to serve as a clarion call to developing country...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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