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Innovation: How a 50-Year-Old Drop of Blood Helps Solve an Urgent Global Health Challenge

In high-income countries, babies born preterm (before 37 weeks in the womb) are at increased risk for complications, but many of these complications can be treated effectively with readily available tools, including ventilators to help preterm newborns breathe, IV lines to supply nutrition and antibiotics to treat sepsis.

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Innovation: Expanding the Fight Against Malaria

When your goal is just to reduce illness and death caused by malaria, you’re likely to focus most of your energy on Plasmodium falciparum – the deadliest and most common parasite behind the disease. But when you’re trying to end malaria for good – eradicate it from the face of our planet – you have to tackle malaria in all its forms, including P. vivax. This presents additional challenges that require innovation.

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Bold Ideas to Tackle Health & Development Problems – Announcing The Next Wave of Grand Challenges Explorations Winners

Today we announce 51 Grand Challenges Explorations awardees from 16 countries reflecting lessons learned from the past 15 years.

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Innovation: Taking the Neglect out of Neglected Diseases, Part II

Dr. Sara Lustigman's Grand Challenges Explorations grant involving the development of infective larvae of parasitic filarial worms through to adulthood using three-dimensional tissue modles.

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एक स्वस्थ बिहार के लिए मानव संसाधन की भूमिका अहम

पिछले दशक के दौरान बिहार ने महत्वपूर्ण आर्थिक एवं सामाजिक प्रगति दर्ज की है. राज्य में लगभग 10 फीसदी की दर से वार्षिक वृद्धि हुई है. कृषि एवं पशुपालन क्षेत्र भी विकसित हुआ है, जो बिहार के लिए महत्वपूर्ण है, जहां अधिकतर जनसंख्या इन दो क्षेत्रों पर निर्भर रहती है. नवजात मृत्यु दर वर्ष 2005 में 61 से घट कर 2015 में 42 हुई है. मातृ मृत्यु दर 2004-06 के 312 मामलों से घट कर 2011-13 में 208 मामलों पर जा पहुंची है. संपूर्ण टीकाकरण दरें भी लगभग दोगुनी हो चुकी हैं. कालाजार के मामलों में 75 प्रतिशत की कमी आयी है.

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