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Polio Vaccination Teams Attacked In Pakistan; At Least 5 Dead

Associated Press: In Pakistan, vaccinating children has become a deadly battle “…Long eradicated in the West, polio remains endemic in Pakistan after the Taliban banned vaccinations, attacks targeted medical staffers, and suspicions lingered about the inoculations…” (Santana, 2/18). International Business Times: Pakistan Polio Update: Vaccination Team Attacked In Khyber Agency;…

USAID, Guinea’s Ministry Of Health Work In Conjunction To Train Frontline Health Care Workers In Ebola Efforts

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Guinean Doctor Survives Ebola, Pays ​I​t Forward Jacqueline Aribot, senior monitoring and evaluation adviser, and Alisha Horowitz, associate editor for USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, discuss the story of a Guinean doctor who survived Ebola and describe how USAID and Guinea’s Ministry of Health are working together…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Acting On Lessons Learned From Ebola Epidemic

Devex: From catchphrase to action: Learning lessons on Ebola Erin Hohlfelder, policy director for global health at the ONE Campaign “…[I]f we’re looking for one clear place to start acting [on lessons learned from Ebola], we must begin by acknowledging — and then quickly remedying — a foundational challenge: the…

News Outlets Examine Challenges To Polio Elimination Efforts In Pakistan

Deutsche Welle: How far is Pakistan willing to go to fight polio? “Pakistani police recently arrested nearly 500 parents for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. DW examines why vaccination efforts have failed up to this point…” (Haider, 3/3). National Geographic: Taliban…

Uganda Criticized For Plan To Send HCWs To Caribbean

Agence France-Presse: Uganda on defensive over medical ‘brain drain’ uproar “Uganda’s government on Tuesday hit back at mounting criticism of plans to ‘export’ over 200 health workers to the Caribbean, insisting it was only seeking to regulate an existing labor market and prevent abuses. A plan to send at least…

Capitol Hill Briefing Examines HCW Shortages In HIV/AIDS Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, summarizes a Capitol Hill briefing, titled “How To Ensure the Health Workforce We Need To Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation,” organized by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition,…

Ebola Hospital Workers In Sierra Leone Strike Over Compensation

Al Jazeera: Ebola hospital workers walk out over pay “Local workers have gone on strike in an overcrowded Ebola ward at a major district hospital in Sierra Leone’s disease-stricken east over claims the government is failing to pay them. … The action comes after several other strikes at the same…

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