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We Must End Global Disparities for Mothers and Children

Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers report underscores geographic disparities in vaccine availability.

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Vaccinespotting: What Does Half a Billion Look Like?

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, uses data visualization to show vaccines progress and challenges.

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Anticipating Outbreaks on the Path to Eradication

The final push to end polio is the largest and most complex disease eradication effort in history. As the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) carries out the Polio Endgame and Eradication Strategic Plan, a six-year program to achieve a polio-free world by 2018, we know it won’t be easy.

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Tackling Mental Health Issues Globally? Frontline Health Workers Are Necessary

Mental disorders account for more of the world’s disease burden in terms of disability-adjusted life years than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Yet, the vast shortage of mental health professionals and services in low- and middle-income countries prevents many from living and fully functioning in their communities.

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Mayor Chandler? New Seattle Schools Attendance Initiative Wants to Make it Happen

Seattle, WA Mayor Mike McGinn launches school attendance campaign to help kids bridge the achievement gap.

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