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After 2 Years With No Cases, Nigeria Records 2 Polio Cases In Children

Associated Press: Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says “Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said…

NPR Examines Efforts To Eliminate River Blindness

NPR: How Worm Warriors Are Beating An Unbeatable Worm “How do you get rid of river blindness? It’s all about the worm. … But that cycle of transmission and infection is so complex that until recently, many experts believed elimination as a goal was unattainable. Now the World Health Organization…

Continuous Support For Mass Treatment Could Lead To River Blindness Eradication

Los Angeles Times: Can river blindness enter the elite club of eradicated diseases? Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s regional director for Africa “…Completely eliminating onchocerciasis [also referred to as river blindness] from all areas where it is known to exist would take the world to an extremely rare place: disease eradication. ……

Initiative Of USAID’s Global Health Fellows Program Brings Diverse Thinking Into Field

Huffington Post: Global Health Corporate Champions In Ghana — An Emerging Market Bootcamp Amanda MacArthur, chief program officer at PYXERA Global “…The learning that comes out of [initiatives like USAID’s Global Health Corporate Champions] is not one-sided, nor is it limited to nonprofits. Applying professional skills in a cross-sector, emerging…

Blog Post Highlights CDC MMWR Report On Zambian Bubonic Plague Outbreak

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Zambia plague outbreak yields lessons learned — again Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights an article published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on a bubonic plague outbreak in Zambia. Barton notes, “The outbreak highlights needs for…

Collaboration Among Public, Private, Non-Profit Partners Vital To Achieving SDGs

Inter Press Service: Kenya’s Health Sector Challenges Present the Ideal Setting for Creating Shared Value Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA representative to Kenya, and Amit Thakker, chair of the Kenya Healthcare Federation “…There has never been a better time for partnerships that harness the power of business to drive prosperity by tackling…

WHO, Partners Continue Yellow Fever Vaccination, Prevention Efforts In Angola, DRC

U.N. News Centre: Measures to control yellow fever still needed despite drop in number of cases — U.N. health agency “The United Nations health agency and its partners are continuing their programs against yellow fever outbreaks even though the epidemic, first reported in January 2016, appears to be declining, with…

Guinea Worm Eradication Efforts Hampered By Infections Among Dogs, Scientists Say

NPR: Why The World Isn’t Close To Eradicating Guinea Worm “…[N]ow it looks like Guinea worm might not need people, says Mark Eberhard, a scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who just got back from Chad to assess the dog situation. ‘It looks like dogs can drive…

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