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Experimental Vaccines Offer Promise in War on Malaria

Two vaccine candidates have been shown to be effective — in one case, 100 percent effective — in preventing malaria.   The biotech firm Sanaria Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, developed the vaccines. They prime the immune system against the malaria parasite by introducing live but weakened sporozoites — the earliest …

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Developing Countries Tackle Mother and Infant Mortality

Nine countries where giving birth is dangerous for both mothers and their babies have decided to improve the odds of survival. VOA’s Carol Pearson reports that these countries, two in Asia and seven in sub-Saharan Africa, have plans for improving the care pregnant women and their babies get, as well …

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Developing Countries Tackle Mother, Infant Mortality

Too many women die in childbirth, and too many babies die during delivery. Dr. Flavia Bustreo at the World Health Organization (WHO) says it’s hard to believe that in 2015, almost 6 million children under age 5 and more than 300,000 mothers died from complications of childbirth. Bustreo heads a …

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