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Devex Examines Efforts To Simultaneously Implement Emergency Relief, Development Programs In Countries With Food Security Crises

Devex: The U.N. is pushing for a dual-track response to the food insecurity crises. Is this feasible? “Humanitarian responses to simultaneous food insecurity crises and famines in four countries across Africa and the Middle East remain firmly in the emergency response stage, leaving little room for necessary development work, according…

U.N. Declares Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since WWII As Famine Threatens 4 Nations In Africa, Middle East, Trump Administration Proposes Cuts To Foreign Aid

Associated Press: Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid “The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role…

Polio Eradication Efforts Hampered By Conspiracy Theories, Terrorism

Motherboard: Conspiracy Theories Are the Reason We Still Have Polio “…The last countries with polio have some important commonalities: They are rankled by terrorism that threatens health workers and makes it difficult to disseminate vaccines. But the root of this is often based in something else entirely: conspiracy theories that…

Agile, Innovative Polio Immunization Campaigns Help Pakistan Edge Closer To Eradication

The Guardian: Polio’s last stand: frantic effort to eradicate Pakistan’s ‘badge of shame’ “…Here in Pakistan, home to almost all of the world’s polio cases just a few years ago, [a mobile population] require[s] a vaccination strategy as agile and stubborn as the virus itself. At hundreds of sites, teams…

Vaccine Manufacturers Group Improving Immunization Access In Islamic Nations, Could Serve As Model For Collaborative Development Approaches

Los Angeles Times: One way the Islamic world is tackling its problem with childhood vaccines Muhammad Naeem Khan, assistant secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation “…Most vaccines are imported from developed nations, making them unaffordable for those who need them most in developing nations. And vaccine shortages ……

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