Bill Gates is getting help from some fellow billionaire philanthropists as he and other health leaders work to overcome setbacks that have delayed the eradication of polio despite a recent sharp decline in the number of cases.
Our modern way of life is a major cause of many noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Initially lifestyle diseases of industrialized countries, they have long since reached developing countries and lead to serious consequences and tremendous costs for health care systems worldwide. Above all, the implementation of sustainable solutions calls for political action.
Rwanda Drone Network is Potential Model for Other Countries
May 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- The UPS Foundation (NYSE: UPS) today announced a partnership with Zipline, a California-based robotics company, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to explore using drones to transform the way life-saving medicines like blood and vaccines are delivered across the world.
Moncef Slaoui, Chairmman, GSK Vaccines, has been named to FORTUNE’s third annual list of “World’s Greatest Leaders.” Ranked at No. 29, Moncef is recognized for his groundbreaking work on Mosquirix™ Cervarix® and Synflorix® and the personal motivation behind his focus on under-researched diseases.
NEW YORK, NY, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – In a video released today by the Major League Baseball Players Trust, Major Leaguers LaTroy Hawkins and Drew Stubbs of the Colorado Rockies are featured grocery shopping on a budget of $15.00 in support of the upcoming Live Below the Line challenge.
Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the measles outbreak in the US has grown to 121 cases in 17 states, and 85% of those cases are likely linked to one traveler who became infected overseas and then visited an amusement park in California where it began to spread.
Measles is a highly contagious disease—more contagious than Ebola—that spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This picture illustrates how fast measles can spread from one person.