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WHO Officers Speak With NPR About Polio Outbreaks In Ukraine, Mali

NPR: How Did Polio Pop Up In 2 Polio-Free Countries: Ukraine And Mali? “…Both countries had previously been polio-free, which leads to questions about how and why these outbreaks occurred, and how concerned we should be. To help sort through the issues, we consulted Oliver Rosenbauer, communications officer from WHO’s…

Polio Eradication Possible With Sustained Partnerships At All Levels

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Polio Outbreaks: What You Need to Know Jay Wenger, director of the polio program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses efforts to eradicate polio, particularly in Ukraine and Mali, where recent vaccine-derived polio outbreaks occurred. Wenger writes, “We’re closer than we’ve ever…

Engaging Medical Diasporas Can Improve Global Health, Development In Home Countries

BMJ Blogs: Uganda’s medical diaspora and their engagement in global health Moses Wasswa Mulimira, a post graduate research student at Oxford University, and Mariam Namulindwa Aligawesa, co-vice chair at the Butabika-East London NHS Link, and both co-founders of the Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation, argue “that transnationally oriented medical migrants (or…

Growing Refugee Crisis Stressing U.N. Humanitarian Agencies, Senior Officials Say

The Guardian: U.N. agencies ‘broke and failing’ in face of ever-growing refugee crisis “The U.N.’s humanitarian agencies are on the verge of bankruptcy and unable to meet the basic needs of millions of people because of the size of the refugee crisis in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, senior…

Millions Face Ongoing Humanitarian Needs In Ukraine As Winter Approaches, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. relief wing cites major access challenges in eastern Ukraine, where millions need supplies ahead of winter “Sounding the alarm on behalf of relief agencies working to meet ongoing needs and jump-start critical preparations for winter in strife-riven eastern Ukraine, the United Nations humanitarian wing has reported…