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Business Standard, March 2015

On March 9, India launched the first indigenously developed vaccine against rotavirus, which was developed under an innovate-public private partnership model.

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International Business Times, February 2015

New data published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that health workers in India often wrongfully prescribe antibiotics for simple cases of diarrhea, instead of oral rehydration solution and zinc, contributing to an increasing level of antibiotic resistance.

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Thomson Reuters Foundation, February 2015

Despite impressive gains in other areas, India still lags behind in access to safe water and clean toilets. The national Swachh Bharat ("Clean India") campaign represents an unprecented opportunity to make progress, and WaterAid hopes to chart the way forward at the India WASH Summit.

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Zee News, February 2015

India has among the highest child mortality rates from pneumonia and diarrhea in the world. The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea by UNICEF and WHO provides a roadmap that can be tailored to regional approaches.

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RotaFlash, February 2015

New data from Malawi, one of the first Gavi-eligible countries in Africa to introduce rotavirus vaccines, show significant reductions in rotavirus-related hospitalizations. Additionally, Tajikistan and Argentina have added rotavirus vaccines to their national immunization programs, bringing the worldwide country total to 75.

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The Hindu Business Line, January 2015 

Jack Sim, sanitation champion and founder of the World Toilet Organization, discusses the business approach for how people do their business. Toilets must be a status symbol, he says, if India is going to solve its sanitation crisis.

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Wired, January 2015

From sewer sludge to clean water to Bill Gates himself, all within five minutes, the innovative Omniprocessor could revolutionize sanitation in low income countries.

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NPR, December 2014

Floating toilets for floating villeages in Cambodia do double duty by providing sanitation and keeping rivers clean.

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The Washington Post, December 2014

"In the category of stunning, heartening, woefully underreported good news: In 2000, an estimated 9.9 million children around the world died before age 5. In 2013, the figure was 6.3 million. That is 3.6 million fewer deaths, even as the world's population increased by about 1 billion." A new report from the Lancet shows that half of these gains came from reductions in pneumonia, diarrhea, and measles. This article focuses on the impact of vaccines specifically. 

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BBC News, December 2014

A new report by WaterAid, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the World Health Organization, and other global health bodies calls for greater attention to basic sanitation in health facilities to prevent maternal and newborn deaths caused by infections. Nearly 40% of health facilities in 54 low-income countries do not have relliable clean water. 

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