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Pakistan’s Polio Vaccine Workers Deserve Nobel Peace Prize, Humanosphere Reporter Says

Humanosphere: OpEd: Give Pakistan’s polio vaccine workers a Nobel Peace Prize Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy argues that Pakistan’s polio vaccine workers deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for their continued work to eradicate polio, writing, “Pakistan’s polio vaccination workers are risking their lives to eradicate the virus from their country. That…

New York Times Interviews Nobel Laureate Tu Youyou About Artemisinin Research

New York Times: Q. and A.: Tu Youyou on Being Awarded the Nobel Prize “…[S]ome former colleagues have argued that the discovery of artemisinin, which grew out of a secret military project during the Vietnam War to fight the malaria that was debilitating China’s allies in North Vietnam, was a…

TPP Could Block Access To Some Medications In 4 Countries, GlobalPost Reports

GlobalPost: In these four countries, the TPP’s rules on generic drugs could kill people “For its backers, including the White House, the world’s largest ever trade deal is a no-brainer. … But in four of them — Peru, Mexico, Malaysia, and Vietnam — the TPP may have a particular dark…

Reproductive, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health Has ‘Powerful Role’ In Building Resiliency To Climate Change In Oceania Nations

Fiji Times: Pacific leadership pivotal in global health initiative Ariela Zibiah, communication analyst at the UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office “…[Reproductive, maternal, newborn, children’s, and adolescents’ health (RMNCAH)] in the context of climate change … is crucial for resilience — whether one is speaking of human population or ensuring an enabling…

South Korea Pledges $12M Over 3 Years To Gavi

IANS/Business Standard: Seoul to offer $12 mn towards global vaccine program “The South Korean government on Tuesday said it will provide $12 million over the next three years towards a global vaccine program. The foreign ministry said it has signed a related memorandum of understanding with [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance]…

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