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Dengue fever is now a vaccine-preventable disease!

Dengue is the fastest growing mosquito-borne disease in the world today, causing nearly 400 million infections every year. Today (in countries where the vaccine is approved), mosquito control strategies such as habitat reduction and spraying insecticide can now be supplemented by vaccination.

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Want the Latest on Next-Generation Medical Research? Ask the Next Generation.

Tackling infectious disease requires next-generation thinking. Meet the next generation.

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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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Jarring Numbers on Financial Inclusion Point to Opportunities for Digitizing Payments

New World Bank report for the G20 finds clear evidence that digital payments can reduce cost and increase the security of sending and receiving payments, and help progress towards the goal of broader financial inclusion for economies of all sizes, for governments, and for millions of people not included in the financial system - especially women.

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The Miracle of Vaccines (And Our New Year Resolution)

Every year, for the last few years, I have been sending the same Christmas card to friends and colleagues. Although it looks indeed as a representation of a traditional Holy Family, very proper for the Christmas season at least in the Latin American tradition, the story is much more complex.The scene is actually from a fresco painted by the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886 -1957) and it represents, not the Holy Family, but the act of vaccination.

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