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Looking back on vaccines in 2018

Some of the most significant breakthroughs in 2018 came in the field of vaccine development and delivery, where we again saw progress on immunization. Today, more people in the poorest parts of the world, especially children, are getting protected against infectious diseases, while new innovations are producing vaccines more cheaply and getting them to the communities who need them more effectively.
By Michael Lea Senior Writer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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With a dash of banana-flavoring, the antibiotic azithromycin can be a remedy to childhood mortality

The results of a new study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that the rate of childhood mortality following a mass administration of azithromycin dropped by a combined 14 percent across three countries.
By Ryan Bell Feature Writer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation