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Measles: Preventing a Predictable Consequence of the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Once the EVD outbreak is on the retreat, every effort should be made by partners and the affected countries to reinstitute routine health services, including immunization.

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My Vaccine Hero: Dr. Sakoba Keita a.k.a. “Dr. Cholera”

Despite the possible benefits of using OCVs, many people would have considered the logistics of getting the vaccines to the remote coastal areas of Guinea insurmountable – the roads are very difficult, in some areas it involves a rickety boat ride. But not Dr. Sakoba. There are those in the ministry that call Dr. Sakoba “Dr. Cholera” and the work he initiated was important in informing GAVI on their recent decision to fund cholera vaccines for endemic and epidemic use – thus his efforts now benefit not just Guinea, but all countries affected by cholera.

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2013 - The Leap Year Against Cholera: Global Support for Vaccines

2013 will be known as a leap year in progress in the fight against cholera – it is the year when global access and financing for oral cholera vaccines became available.

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Tostan + Catapult + You = Economic Empowerment for Senegalese Women

Tostan shares their perspective on partnering with Catapult and the results of crowdfunding their projects. Their experience is a great example of how different people and organizations, which may not have connected before, can find each other along shared themes and collectively raise awareness and support for projects that can make a long-term impact.

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Cholera in Haiti, Africa and Beyond

Progress is being made in preventing Cholera but there continue to be outbreaks in different parts of the world.

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