The Caplow Children’s Prize is a novel humanitarian contest to save children’s lives.
A $1 million prize will be awarded to the best plan for preserving the lives of children who would otherwise die before the age of five. All prize finalists will be showcased on our website.
THE PROBLEM: 19,000 children under five die every day.
THE CONTEST: Seeks to find the best way $1 million might help.
WHO CAN APPLY: Any person or organization worldwide that:
1) works with or for children
2) could save more children’s lives with more funding
3) could save those lives within two years
4) has a great but realistic plan
HOW TO APPLY: It’s easy! Fill out a short online form by May 31st: Apply Now
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Web cast interview with Epidemiologist Irene Shui,
Excerpts from the story:
“A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association examines the safety and effectiveness of another rotavirus vaccine now being used.”
“Other vaccines have since taken its place. But a manufacturer’s study of one of them, the RotaTeq vaccine, suggested it, too, might cause intestinal blockage after the first dose. Epidemiologist Irene Shui, at the Harvard School Of Public Health, decided to investigate. “
““Because the rotavirus vaccine is given to almost every child in the United States, it’s crucial to monitor the vaccine’s safety,” said Shui.”
“Shui and other researchers examined the records of almost 800,000 babies who received this vaccine, including 300,000 first doses. They were looking for incidents of intussusception, the medical term for this kind of blockage. “
“We did not find an elevated risk of intussusception following any dose of the vaccine, and especially following the first dose,” she said.”