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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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Congrats, India, you eradicated polio! What’s next?

While the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s new strategy is being finalized, India is in the midst of its own health campaign that uses the polio eradication playbook to take on a new health challenge, a neglected tropical disease called lymphatic filariasis.
By Ryan Bell Feature Writer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation