A New Malnutrition Vaccine for the World’s Poor

When we think about the world’s most pressing global health issues, usually diseases or conditions such as HIV/AIDS, malaria or influenza come to mind. But a report just released in the prestigious medical journal, Blood, reveals that anemia is now one of the most important causes of global illness, especially among women and children. These studies, led by Seattle’s Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, determined that one-third of the world’s population suffers from at least one form of anemia, which is responsible for almost 9 percent of all of the world’s disability.

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