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Sustained Political Support, Funding, Vaccination Required To Keep Nigeria Polio-Free, Eradicate Disease Worldwide

CNN: Wipe out polio in Africa for good Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “…[I]n my visit a few weeks ago, I was impressed with Nigeria’s rigorous and robust efforts to find every possible case all over the country, including in the security-challenged northeast. If…

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More Data Needed On E-Cigarette Usage, Awareness, Potential Harm In LMICs

JAMA: The Global Health Implications of e-Cigarettes Andrew Chang of the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Michele Barry, director of Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health “…Eighty-four percent of the world’s smokers live in [low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)]. … The health effects of [e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine…

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4 Lessons From GSK, Save The Children’s Health Care Innovation Awards

Devex: 4 lessons on innovating for global health Ramil Burden, vice president of Africa and developing countries at GlaxoSmithKline “…Designed to identify those ideas born in developing countries that are saving children’s lives, the [GSK and Save the Children’s Healthcare Innovation Award] aims to give them a springboard to expand…

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‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ Threatens Lives Of Children, Presents Challenges To Health Workers

New York Times: Children Die Because People Are Wrongly Afraid of Vaccines Editorial Board “Of all the threats to human life confronted by international health workers, few cause as heavy a toll as what is termed ‘vaccine hesitancy’ — the delay or refusal by misinformed people to accept vaccination for…

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All Nations Should Draw Lessons From Nigeria’s ‘Fragile, But Real,’ Experience Reaching Polio-Free Status

Washington Post: The end of polio in Africa? Editorial Board “…Africa must be free of the [polio] virus for two more years, under rigorous surveillance, before the WHO can declare it polio-free. The progress so far is fragile, but real, and attention should now be focused on campaigns against polio…

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UNICEF Responds To Sierra Leone’s Latest Ebola Outbreak With WASH, Social Support

Huffington Post: Protecting The Most Vulnerable in Sierra Leone’s Latest Ebola Outbreak David Bull, executive director of UNICEF U.K. “…UNICEF supported the response to [the latest Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone’s Massesebe Village] by providing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) supplies, by supporting social mobilization activities in Massesebe and the…

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Elimination Of Mosquito-Borne Diseases Requires Cross-Sector Collaboration

Global Health NOW: World Mosquito Day Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, executive director of Roll Back Malaria “…As we enter this era of the Sustainable Development Goals, we recognize the need for a multi-sectoral approach to eliminate and control … mosquito-borne diseases. No longer the narrow purview of the medical entomologist, bednet distributor,…

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U.S. Falling Behind African Nations In HPV Vaccine Coverage, Must Ensure Immunizations To Eradicate Disease

Forbes: Low Hanging Fruit: Cervical Cancer And How The U.S. Is Falling Behind Bill Frist, former U.S. senator from Tennessee and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Saketh Guntupalli, assistant professor of gynecologic oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine “…[O]ne area where we lag behind even…

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Global Nutrition Strategies Should Address Vitamin A Deficiencies, Food Fortification

Devex: Envisioning a world with fewer vitamin A deficiencies S. Jamal Raza, director of the National Institute of Child Health in Karachi, Pakistan “…Vitamin A is one of several nutrients needed for young people to live, grow, flourish, and see the world. We are all looking with great enthusiasm and…

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Nepal Should Implement Widespread Typhoid Vaccination Program

Nature: Tackle Nepal’s typhoid problem now Buddha Basnyat, director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit at Patan Hospital “…[W]ide deployment of a vaccine [for typhoid fever] could be a useful — and lifesaving — measure. As part of the post-earthquake recovery plan, Nepal should kick-start a long-promised vaccination program.…

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