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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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More Good News for the Fight against Dengue Fever

The world could be on the verge of the first effective vaccine against dengue fever.

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River Blindness Success in Colombia Blazes Trail for Others to Eliminate the Disease

Colombia is the first nation in the Americas to eliminate onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness disease. This paves the way for other countries in Latin America to wipe out the parasitic disease.

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We Want to Hear Your Thoughts: How Can Libraries Best Serve Their Communities ?

The Foundation's Global Libraries initiative is currently exploring ways to maximize its support of public libraries in ways that foster innovation and dramatically accelerate positive and lasting change in libraries throughout the U.S. and around the world. We would like to hear your thoughts about how libraries can best serve their communities in a future where ebooks and ubiquitous digital content is the norm.

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Grand Challenges Canada: What Kangaroos Taught Us about Healthy Babies

On December 10, more than 600 innovators from 40 countries will gather in Ottawa for a robust exchange of ideas to address how innovation can tackle health and development challenges around the world.

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