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The Race for a Vaccine

A vaccine for HIV:it’s the glittering prize of drug R&D. In 1992, the U.S. government promised a vaccine within two years. Despite 25 years of research, no one has found it. But in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, they may have made a breakthrough that they hope will lead to the Holy Grail of vaccines.
Online
2017; 2008
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Battle for a Vaccine

We investigate why pneumococcal disease is a major global health problem, killing more than 800,000 children every year. In industrialized nations, a vaccine has dramatically reduced child deaths caused by the disease. Now scientists have tested a new vaccine that has been proven to work. It could save thousands of lives in the developing world. In this film we visit Alaska where doctors have been studying the impact of vaccination and India where the vaccine is desperately needed.
Online
2017; 2010
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Saving Lives

The developing world is soon set to get affordable vaccines and affordable drugs. A new international agreement is planning to fix the price of a drug or vaccine to make them affordable for some of the world’s poorest people. The agreement is between donors, drug companies and governments. Saving Lives travels to some of the countries where the agreement will make a massive impact, with the head of the organization promising such a radical reform. On the journey we find out whether the agreement is going to deliver on its promise, what the result will be, and how global health institutions and the big pharmaceutical companies managed to agree on such a deal.
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2017; 2009
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Invisible Lives

Globally there are 3.8 million newborn deaths in the first month of life. Over 40 percent of under-5 deaths are newborn deaths. So how can these numbers be reduced? We go to Malawi and Nepal, who share the same statistics on newborn survival, to find out what is being done.
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2017; 2010