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Ecuador Eliminates Onchocerciasis

Last month saw an amazing step forward in the fight to eliminate onchocerciasis. Ecuador was verified as free of onchocerciasis - just the second country in the world, after Colombia, to have officially eliminated the debilitating disease.

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#LetsSaveLives: If you do one thing today, support global health research and development

To mark the launch of DSW's "Let's Save Lives" petition, DSW's Executive Director Renate Baehr introduces the campaign and its goals - focused on bring attention to the need for increased political and financial support for global health R&D.

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2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award Winner: Agence de Médecine Préventive

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Agence de Médecine Préventive as the 2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award winner for EPIVAC, an on-the-job training program for district medical officers to improve immunization program performance in 11 Francophone African countries.

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Ecuador Eliminates Onchocerciasis

Last month saw an amazing step forward in the fight to eliminate onchocerciasis. Ecuador was verified as free of onchocerciasis - just the second country in the world, after Colombia, to have officially eliminated the debilitating disease.

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Not Just The New Fashion

But while girls are the new development fashion, it’s style over substance. We are still failing to design a global development agenda that invests in girls and women – every day.

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Announcing the Next Phase of Grand Challenges

In-depth descriptions of three new Grand Challenges are available online; the application period opens November 4 and will remain open until January 2015.

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