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Children's Hospital Receives $6.7 Million Grant From Gates Foundation to Study Influenza Vaccine in Pregnant Women in Asia
Date:2/24/2009

ccinating one family member also provides protection to unvaccinated family members, increasing the benefits of vaccination.

Dr. Steinhoff with colleagues from Johns Hopkins and the University of Washington will carry out the study in rural areas of Bangladesh or Nepal. The study of 1,500 women will take five years to complete.

Dr. Steinhoff said the study could have worldwide implications. "If the flu vaccine has as great an effect in rural settings as in urban ones, the data will be globally relevant and useful to countries considering new vaccine policies."

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is one of America's top three children's hospitals for general pediatrics and is highly ranked for its expertise in digestive diseases, respiratory diseases, cancer, neonatal care, heart care and neurosurgery, according to the annual ranking of best children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. One of the three largest children's hospitals in the U.S., Cincinnati Children's is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health.


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