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A Bad Outlook for a Bad Disease

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

For the first time, meningitis will get a slice of the pie. The pie in this case is the pie chart issued each year by the WHO, in which they estimate the proportion of child deaths due to each disease syndrome.

What You, Bono, and African Babies Have In Common

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

You, Bill Gates, Bono, and the African baby all have something in common. As infants you were all infected with rotavirus, the leading cause of severe diarrhea around the world.

Parliamentarians for Pneumonia

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

More importantly than events in Washington and London, for the first time ever, parliaments in developing countries, where the bulk of pneumonia deaths occur, were active locally on World Pneumonia Day.

Making Access to Flu Vaccine Happen

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

The long-term answer to sustainable vaccine access for developing countries is structuring pricing to make doses affordable to those countries.

Are You Smarter than the World's Global Health Donors?

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Pneumonia is so poorly recognized that New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof called it "The killer no one suspects" and UNICEF dubbed it "the forgotten killer of children."