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The Minnesota measles outbreak

Health officials in Minnesota are now grappling with that state's largest measles outbreak in several decades. In this week's podcast, we get perspective on the outbreak from childhood vaccine expert Marie McCormick.

Helping nations assess and manage immunization costs

July 21, 2016 -- As new vaccines are introduced—some of them quite costly—accurate information on the cost and financing of national immunization programs can be lacking. Research and a new website developed at Harvard T.H. Chan School of…

Vaccine assistance increases to $3.6 billion

International vaccine funding provided to low- and middle-income countries grew from $822 million in 2000 to $3.6 billion in 2014, according to a new study. First author Annie Haakenstad, a doctoral student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of…

In pursuit of an elusive foe

The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are experts at survival, allowing the disease to persist even when faced with the immune system and drugs. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Sarah Fortune is on a mission to figure out…

Dissecting the power of a historic vaccine

An international team unravels the genetic basis for the protective effects of the RTS,S malaria vaccine — the first candidate vaccine to win approval by European health officials. October 21, 2015 -- Last month, the public health community…