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Harmonized Safety Monitoring of Immunization in Pregnancy- the Global Alignment of Immunization Safety Assessment in Pregnancy (GAIA) project

Immunization in pregnancy is a promising public health strategy to reduce illness and death among pregnant women and young infants, especially in low and middle income countries.

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Improving Timeliness and Completeness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings Will Save Lives

A large portion of the child deaths occurring in low-income countries could be prevented with high, complete, and timely coverage of already existing vaccines. Near 1.5 million of the deaths among children under 5 years is due to diseases that could be prevented by routine immunization. This is almost 17% of the global total mortality in children under 5 years of age!

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A Major Step Forward in the Journey to Defeat Rotavirus Diarrhea

Last week, Punjab province in Pakistan introduced rotavirus vaccine into its routine childhood immunization program. This is such a major step forward for our global goal of reducing rotavirus mortality and burden.

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Three Tips For Writing Winning Poo-ems

Our Poo Haiku campaign is back! Here are three tips for how to write your own.

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Leveraging Midwives’ Impact in the U.S. and Around the World

Just how different the pregnancy, childbirth and early childhood experience can be was strewn on their faces, illustrated in their stories and validated by their work experience. Four seasoned midwives – with a combined century of experience in building strong societies by promoting the health and safety of mothers and their babies – delivered a compelling case last week at a congressional briefing for the United States to lead a movement to strengthen midwifery at home and around the world.

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