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Advance Market Commitments for Vaccines

Drugs and vaccines that developing countries need are underinvested in because companies can't be sure there is a market. Guarantee a market commitment in advance so pharma will do R&D. See http://www.vaccineamc.org

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Malaria Vaccine

Scientists are getting close to an effective vaccine. One promising candidate - cuts infection rates by 50%. Time invention of year 2011 http://ti.me/YTPW7t

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Biometric Vaccine Tracking

VaxTrac uses biometrics to keep track of which vaccines need to be given to whom. Changemakers winning idea http://bit.ly/sD2b12

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Low cost vaccine thermos

Vaccine thermos stays cold for a month. Wired Magazine feature http://wrd.cm/1b6s5gU .

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Immunize Mosquitoes

Researchers develop vaccine to prevent mosquitoes from getting malaria from humans. | http://bit.ly/1mWEbQC

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Create Vaccines with Tobacco Plants

Modified tobacco plants are now being used to create flu vaccine, saving time and money. Wired: http://bit.ly/WalFRU

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Technology to avoid vaccine refrigeration

Nanoly offers vaccine binding technology which obviates the need for refrigeration. Dell Social Innovation Challenge 3rd place (of 4000) 2012. http://bit.ly/z98Yqa

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Detect Malaria with a Laser

Researchers at Rice University demonstrate that a laser pulse can accurately detect malaria-infected blood cells. NY Times http://nyti.ms/1cyuC1B

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Eliminate Malaria with Combination Therapy

New drug regimens tested in the Comoros - and soon to be tested on the African mainland -- show promise in eliminating Malaria. Economist http://econ.st/1g7Jado

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Design for Good Winners: Syringe, Stove, Shelter

Design for Good competition winners include impactful designs for syringe, stove and shelter. Fast Company http://bit.ly/1fzRJc1

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Use Art to Promote Vaccines

The Gates Foundation is commissioning art works around the world to promote the importance of vaccinations. NY Times http://nyti.ms/14LsqEV

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