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The Impact of Vaccines

Very interesting table, orginally from CDC and reproduced on the Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases website showing the impact of vaccines on disease in America:

Maximum Annual vs. 1995 Cases of  Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the U.S.

MCC Seeks Ideas for Natural Resources Management Indicator

The MCC is seeking input from public and private sector practitioners, and researchers for sound methodology to help determine an objective and quantifiable indicator to evaluate a country's commitment to the sustainable management of natural resources.
Congressional legislation requires the MCC to try and come up with an indicator on natural resources management. The idea has been around since the beginning, and everyone agrees that it is important.

Assessing Nicaragua's Compact

This afternoon CGD hosted a panel discussion on Nicaragua's MCA compact. The event featured Manuel Agosin, Regional Economic Adviser at the Inter-American Development Bank, Manuel Orozco, Senior Associate and Executive Director for the Remittance and Rural Development Project at Inter-American Dialogue, Salvador Stadthagen, Nicaragua's Ambassador to the United States, and James Vermillion, Managing Director for Latin America at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Steve Radelet, CGD's Senior Fellow, moderated the discussion.

MCC Hammered

On June 23, The Economist took a closer look at the MCC. MCC Hammered: In Praise of a bold but unloved aid agency highlights the merits of George Bush's flagship development program and the challenges at hand. The article reads:

Interview with Jean Stephenne / GSK Biologicals

bvgh_logo.jpgInteresting interview with Jean Stephenne, the President and General Manager of GSK Biologicals, the Rixensart, Belgium-based vaccine unit of GlaxoSmithKline PLC, which accounts for more than a quarter of worldwide vaccine sales.

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