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Pakistan, Afghanistan Working Together On Polio Vaccination Campaigns

Pak Tribune: Pakistan and Afghanistan will synchronize their polio campaigns together “Pakistan and Afghanistan will synchronize their polio campaigns and a three-member delegation from the Afghan national polio team will arrive in Pakistan on Jan. 10 to monitor the campaign beginning in Pakistan on Jan. 11 following Pakistan’s decision to…

Middle East Can Play ‘Critical Role’ In Global Health Care Research

Project Syndicate: A Middle East Health Care Revolution Bryan Spielman, executive vice president of Medidata “…With the right policy mix and enough political will, the Middle East could become an important part of the world for health care research. In particular, it has a critical role to play regarding pharmaceutical…

Frontline Health Workers, Funders Critical To Progress Against Polio

Project Syndicate: The Polio Heroes Bill Gates, founder and technology adviser of the Microsoft Corporation and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…The credit [for the progress against polio] goes to an international coalition of visionary people: the leaders who make polio eradication a high priority in their…

Iraq’s Health, Sanitation Systems Struggling Under War, Sanctions, Cholera Outbreak

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Cholera in Iraq strains the fragile state “The current cholera outbreak in Iraq has exposed fault lines in the region’s public health infrastructure…” (Bagcchi, January 2016). Reuters: Squeezed by budget and Islamic State, Iraqi health system struggles “…With Iraqis fleeing Islamic State in ever greater numbers,…

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