vaccines

0 Bill Gates’ humanitarian plan for world (vaccination) domination

Everyone knows Bill Gates loves vaccines. Yet few seem to appreciate just how revolutionary and accidental is this love affair. Promoting this powerful, fundamental tool for children’s health may look these days like the obvious humanitarian thing for a philanthropist to do. But it wasn’t either obvious or that celebrated when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation started down this path in the 1990s.

0 Skepticism of vaccine programs overseas made worse by Zero Dark Thirty film

Is it foreign aid or covert aid?Flickr, johanoomen Journalist Rob Crilly rightfully criticizes the film Zero Dark Thirty for getting its facts wrong about the CIA vaccination campaign that sought to confirm the DNA of bin Laden’s children. The truth is dangerous enough. But Zero Dark Thirty risks making a difficult situation worse…

2 Doctors Without Borders criticizes Gates-backed global vaccine strategy

The global health strategy to expand childhood immunizations, largely backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is too focused on new vaccines and neglects the fundamental need to improve basic public health and immunization programs in poor countries. So says Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), aka Doctors Without Borders, in…

2 The weird adventures of VacciBoy and ImmuGirl

The World Health Organization has a media campaign using cartoon super heroes to promote vaccination. In case you weren’t aware, this week was declared by WHO to be Vaccination Week. So here they are, VacciBoy and ImmuGirl, gaining their superpowers by drinking liquids they discovered on the counter of a…

2 Queen of England bestows honor on PATH’s gizmo guy

The Queen of England has bestowed an exalted honor on PATH’s top gizmo guy. “She said global health was a rather big subject and must involve a lot of travel,” said Michael Free, chief of technology for PATH, who had in fact stopped off in London to be received by…

2 The obscure bug that set off Bill Gates, awakening a geeky giant

It kills anywhere from a quarter-million to half-a-million kids every year and is one of the world’s leading causes of child mortality. But it wasn’t too long ago hardly anybody had even heard of it. Rotavirus — the killer bug that set off Bill Gates and gave direction to his…

0 Video: Rotavirus vaccine roll-out

A video from GAVI regarding the roll-out of a new vaccine campaign against one of the world’s biggest killers of children, rotavirus: The introduction of rotavirus vaccines in Africa from GAVI Alliance on Vimeo.