Vaccines have contributed to some of the greatest public health successes of the past century, averting 2.5 million child deaths every year and millions more bouts of illness and dis
Contrary to the positive picture painted by the International Monetary Fund in its 2010 World Economic Outlook, poor countries are being forced to cut back on their economic crisis-response spending too soon.
Access to medicines is a major challenge for people in developing countries. With the right medicines, diseases such as HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria are treatable.
User fees for health care are a life or death issue for millions of people in poor countries. Too poor to pay, women and children are paying with their lives.
Standing at the bottom of a narrow shaft of dirt and stones so deep it felt as though there was hardly air enough to breath, Florentino Diaz Cruz knew better than most people the val