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This Good Friday, more than 1200 medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, audiology, biomedical, science, speech pathology and social work student students from the University of Melbourne will run a Teddy Bear Hospital (TBH) to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal.

A discovery that has guided a life’s work has led to saving the lives of young children worldwide and inspired a revolution in public health.

Australian researchers have begun clinical trials of a new vaccine to protect newborn infants  against rotavirus, a life-threatening diarrhoeal disease that kills half a million children worldwide each year.