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CDC Continues To Work Toward Global Polio Eradication

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC Continues the Fight Against Polio Rebecca Martin, director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health, discusses the CDC’s partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) and highlights efforts by the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to end polio, writing, “Unquestionably, the efforts of CDC…

In AEI Talk, Gates CEO Offers Global Health Advice For Trump Administration, Says Re-Emergence Of Polio In Nigeria ‘Biggest Disappointment’

Devex: Gates CEO says polio’s return to Nigeria is her ‘biggest disappointment’ “Sue Desmond-Hellman, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said Tuesday that her ‘biggest disappointment’ since joining the foundation in 2014 was witnessing the re-emergence of polio in Nigeria after it had previously been thought to be…

Polio Vaccination Teams In Afghanistan Helping World Close In On Elimination Goal

Los Angeles Times: This boy could be one of the world’s last victims of polio “…The narrow Sheltan valley [in Afghanistan], a haven for the Taliban and other insurgents along the border with Pakistan, is also one of the world’s last redoubts for the crippling childhood disease. There have been…

Women ‘Leading The Charge’ In Efforts To Eradicate Polio

Medium: Celebrating the Women Leading the Fight to Eradicate Polio Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Because of the extraordinary efforts of millions of vaccinators worldwide  –  most of them women  –  there have only been 27 cases of polio in the world this year. The…

Eliminating Polio Worldwide Requires Tenacity, Quality Performance, CDC Official Says

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: World Polio Day 2016: A Focus on Tenacity and Hope Rebecca Martin, director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health, recognizes World Polio Day, observed annually on October 24, writing that to eliminate polio, “we must remain tenacious and demand quality performance from ourselves…” (10/24).

WHO Experts Recommend Countries Administer Lower Dose Polio Vaccines Intradermally To Make Dwindling Stocks Last Longer

CIDRAP News: WHO panel recommends dose-sparing strategy for IPV polio vaccine “To help alleviate worse-than-expected shortages in inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), outside experts who advise the World Health Organization (WHO) on vaccine issues [last] week recommended that countries prepare to administer IPV intradermally as a dose-sparing tactic…” (Schnirring, 10/21). Reuters:…

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