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U.N.-Supported Campaign Vaccinates Nearly 5M Children For Polio In Yemen

U.N. News Centre: Millions of children in Yemen vaccinated against polio through U.N.-backed campaign “Despite daunting challenges, United Nations agencies and partners in war-torn Yemen have completed a major nationwide polio inoculation campaign, vaccinating nearly five million children under the age of five against the paralyzing disease…” (4/10).

News Outlets Discuss Ongoing, Needed Health Responses To Emergency Situations In Iraq

Devex: Emerging best practices from Iraq for psychosocial support in emergencies “…The astounding level of psychological trauma [among the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have lived under ISIS and then often been displaced by military efforts aimed at dislodging the militants] has transformed the relief operation in a way…

Investing In Malaria Eradication Critical To Eliminating Poverty, Ending Preventable Child Deaths

Project Syndicate: Finishing Off Malaria Shamas-ur-Rehman Toor, senior program management specialist at the Islamic Development Bank Group’s Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development “…[T]he Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF) — a grant facility launched by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — has joined Senegal’s…

MERS Virus Infects 10 People In Saudi Arabian Hospital Outbreak, WHO Reports

Reuters: MERS causes new Saudi hospital outbreak: WHO “Ten people have caught the MERS coronavirus after an outbreak in a hemodialysis unit in a hospital in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, without giving details of how the virus was able to spread within the hospital…” (Miles,…

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