In 2015, it’s still the case that we don’t have vaccines for some of the deadliest diseases on the planet. But that doesn’t mean they’re not on their way. Here are five areas where new vaccines are being developed, each one of which could make a huge difference to people’s health worldwide if realised.
What could possibly be scarier than the global spread of a mysterious zombie disease in US thiller Contagion? How about this interactive map, which shows an alarming number of outbreaks for preventable diseases.
As of today, India has gone three years without a single case of wild poliovirus, which means it’s now officially “polio-free.” India’s achievement is one of the most impressive accomplishments in global health, ever.
Today’s guest blogger is Stephen Brown, Campaigns Manager at Global Poverty Project UK. A little under a month ago Britain became the first G8 country to spend 0.7% of its national income on aid and development. After years of campaigning this historic achievement was reached despite a domestic agenda of public sector ......