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Pakistan Can Help World Reach Zero Polio Cases With Sustained Vaccination Efforts

Washington Post: Making polio history Editorial Board “Pakistan now stands as the main barrier to the global elimination of wild poliovirus. … [But the country] is rallying. There have been only 22 cases so far this year, compared with almost 60 at this time last year. Violence has abated, at…

India Aims To Eliminate Visceral Leishmaniasis By End 2015

The Lancet: India makes good progress in combating kala-azar “…Transmitted by the bite of a sandfly, visceral leishmaniasis, also know as kala-azar, is a neglected tropical disease that affects the poorest of the poor and if left untreated will ultimately be fatal. India has 50 percent of the world’s cases…

Blog Posts Discuss Humanitarian Response Following Earthquake In Nepal

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Our Response to the Earthquake in Nepal Amanda Lanzarone, associate program officer on the emergency response team in the foundation’s global development program, discusses the foundation’s announcement of two grants totaling $1 million to Oxfam America and Lutheran World Relief for humanitarian relief…

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