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#Blogust is here!

August 1, 2013

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50,000 #Blogust post comments = 50,000 life-saving vaccines. Yes, it is that time of year again when commenting on blog posts equates to life-saving vaccines for children around the world. Throughout the month of August, a different blogger will share his/her story each day. Each comment made every day on these participating #Blogust stories will […]

Globalization and Vaccination

April 24, 2013

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This year’s World Immunization Week slogan is “Protect your world – get vaccinated,” which conveys how important vaccines are and how vaccines affect the entire world. In today’s day and age, globalization has been the key theme to almost every aspect of our lives, such as business, education, and personal relationships. With the help of […]

Blood Donation Education: Especially Essential in a Dengue-Inflicted Country

April 14, 2013

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A couple of weeks ago, one of my friends in Manila, Philippines needed blood donors for a sick relative. Today, another friend needed blood donors for a friend inflicted with Dengue. According to the World Health Organization, Dengue is a disease transmitted through the bite of a specific mosquito that is infected with the virus. […]

#MDGMomentum

April 5, 2013

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Do you know about the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals? Have you ever heard anyone you know talk about them? I had no idea that they existed before I decided to play a more active role in helping improve our world. In 2000, world leaders joined the U.N. Millennium Summit at the U.N. headquarters in […]

Bloggers Unite for Shot@Life

February 2, 2013

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Shot@Life’s 28 Days of Impact, which is a follow-up to last year’s Blogust campaign, started yesterday, Feb. 1, 2013. It is a blog relay during the entire month of February, where each day, a selected blogger shares a story about the impact of vaccines on children in developing countries. Yesterday’s post was about Rukshar, India’s last […]

Spotlight: Shot @ Life

October 17, 2012

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were an estimated 350,000 cases of Polio in the world in 1988, and only 1300 in 2010. This year, India celebrates their one-year anniversary of being Polio-free, and there are currently only three countries left – Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan – that are still considered polio-endemic […]

Eradicate Polio NOW

September 4, 2012

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The number of annual polio cases has dropped from 350,000 in 1988 to 1,606 in 2009 (see UNICEF Polio Eradication). According to PubMed Health, polio is a disease caused by the virus poliomyelitis, which could be spread from direct person-to-person contact, and contact with infected mucus, phlegm, or feces. The most at risk groups for […]

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