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Reaching Mothers to Reach Children

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 09.13.2016 | Impact
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

By Dr. Folake Olayinka Years ago as a young doctor in Nigeria, I was drawn to a baby's weak cry while I did my ward rounds that evening. After deliv...

India Eliminates Disease, Will Spare Thousands Of Mothers And Newborns

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.29.2015 | Impact

Health advocates in India are celebrating a major milestone that will save thousands of mothers’ and babies’ lives. The World Health Organization ...

Kenya's Catholic Bishops Claim tetanus Vaccine Is Stealth Birth Control Project

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 11.13.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A row between the Catholic Church and the government over a tetanus vaccine aimed at women in their childbearing years has clergy...

First Steps Toward the Last Mile in Nigeria

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Likewise, as one of only three remaining countries in the world with endemic polio transmission, they have recently ramped up efforts to eradicate polio from the country, and thereby, help rid it from the entire world.

What You Don't Know About A Life-Saving Vaccine

New York Times | Paula Span | Posted 01.10.2012 | Fifty

Like many other grown-ups, I hadn't given any thought to what we used to call the D.P.T. vaccine -- for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus -- for decad...

Help Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus

Posted 08.11.2011 | Impact

Maternal/neonatal tetanus (MNT) kills 60,000 newborns each year. Even more tragic is the fact that the disease can cheaply and effectively be eliminat...

Vaccinations: Still Amazing After All These Years

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Let's not confuse sound medical practice with making healthy choices on a visit to Whole Foods, especially since the assumption that vaccines aren't pure and natural is inaccurate.

Innovation Improves Quality of Life Even When Incomes Lag

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dennis Whittle

The standard of living in developing countries has increased much faster than growth in income because of innovation, which has driven down the cost of goods and services.

The Perils Of Going Barefoot

New York Times | Anemona Hartocollis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

People have walked barefoot in the grass for thousands of years, and barefoot in New York City's parks at least since the days of Olmsted and Vaux. Ne...

House Aides On NASCAR Trip Advised To Get Tetanus, Hepatitis Shots

The Charlotte Observer | LISA ZAGAROLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASCAR fans might seem rabid, but are they actually contagious? Getting a hepatitis shot is standard procedure for travelers to parts of Africa and A...