Some of the most significant breakthroughs in 2018 came in the field of vaccine development and delivery, where we again saw progress on immunization. Today, more people in the poorest parts of the world, especially children, are getting protected against infectious diseases, while new innovations are producing vaccines more cheaply and getting them to the communities who need them more effectively.
The results of a new study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that the rate of childhood mortality following a mass administration of azithromycin dropped by a combined 14 percent across three countries.
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