Ideas to Action:

Independent research for global prosperity

CGD Policy Blogs




Pneumococcus Vaccine Trials a Success

The LancetA four year study of a pneumococcal vaccine in the Gambia, published today's The Lancet (free registration), finds that the vaccine reduced childhood mortality by 16 percent in children who received the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Dr. Lee Jong-wook, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said:

Steve Radelet joins MCC CEO Paul Applegarth on NPR

CGD senior fellow, Steve Radelet and MCC CEO Paul Applegarth were featured guests on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi show on Monday, March 21. The show provided a public platform for discussion about the MCC approach, the pace of its progress to date, and how the MCA fits into broader U.S. policy towards the developing world.

Book Update and Launch Event


We have decided to launch the report of the Center for Global Development Working Group, "Making Markets for Vaccines", on World Health Day, April 7th 2005.

We've been lucky to get some great speakers for the event. The line-up so far includes: