News tagged with developing world

Microneedle vaccine patch for pregnant women

Researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology are investigating the benefits of a microneedle patch that will enable minimally trained personnel to deliver influenza and tetanus ...

Dec 03, 2013
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Indian firm unveils latest typhoid shots

An Indian pharmaceutical firm said Thursday it would soon launch the world's first vaccine against typhoid which can be given to infants, protecting the most vulnerable victims of the illness.

Aug 29, 2013
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USAID hails 'eureka moments' in infant, maternal health

US National Security Advisor Susan Rice called for more "eureka moments" and "unorthodox partnerships" on Wednesday, as she addressed scientists working on decreasing infant and maternal mortality in poor countries.

Jul 31, 2013
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Halving world hunger by 2015 'within reach', UN says

Despite economic crises and dwindling aid, the UN said Monday huge progress had been made towards meeting the so-called Millennium Development Goals, including its bid to slash world hunger in half between 1990 and 2015.

Jul 01, 2013
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