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U.N. Cites Challenges Reaching Syrians In Need Of Aid, Says Polio Vaccination Efforts Successful

Agence France-Presse: U.N. aid effort struggling to reach millions in Syria “…As the war heads toward a fifth year, some 4.8 million Syrians or around 40 percent of the total 12.2 million people in need of help are difficult to reach, said Assistant Secretary-General for aid Kang Kyung-wha…” (1/28). Reuters:…

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Technology, Innovation In Health, Education, Agriculture Will Help Further Reduce Inequality Over Next 15 Years, Gateses Say In Annual Letter

News outlets highlight the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual letter, released on Wednesday, as well as comments made by Bill and Melinda Gates in a related interview. Agence France-Presse: World’s poor headed for better lives in 2030: Gates “The lives of the poor will improve faster in the next…

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Pakistan Continues To Face Challenges In Polio Eradication Efforts

Wired’s “Superbug”: A New Polio Case in Pakistan and an Unsolved Epidemic In her blog, Maryn McKenna, a journalist and senior fellow of the Schuster Institute at Brandeis University, discusses the challenges of eliminating polio in Pakistan and “the possibility of [the disease] surging back over the rest of the world”…

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Polio Immunization Campaign Successful In Syria, As No New Cases Reported In Past Year, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: No new polio cases in Syria reported for a year: WHO “Syria has gone a year without a reported polio case, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, after a massive immunization campaign triggered by the disease’s appearance in the war-torn country…” (1/21).

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Nigeria Closes In On 6 Months Without Recording New Polio Case, Receives $8.1M To Eradicate Disease

Agence France-Presse: Nigeria nearing six months without single polio case “Nigeria was on Tuesday awarded $8.1 million in funding for a final push to eradicate polio, as it nears six months without a case of the disease. Rotary International, which is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to wipe…

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Conflict-Ridden Eastern Ukraine’s Health System In Crisis, WHO Warns

Agence France-Presse: WHO sounds alarm on Ukraine’s creaking health system “Fierce fighting in Eastern Ukraine has wreaked havoc on the health system, with more than five million people affected, the United Nations said on Friday. The World Health Organization said access to primary, secondary, and emergency health services was ‘critically…

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Despite Challenges Facing Health Workers, Pakistan Hopes To Eradicate Polio

BBC News: What must Pakistan do to beat polio? “Pakistan has yet to report a new case of polio in 2015 — but officials are keeping their fingers crossed nonetheless. In recent years the Taliban have banned vaccinations in areas under their control, while scores of health workers or policemen…

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China Approves New Polio Vaccine, As Beijing Pushes To Lead Innovative Drug Market

Reuters: China approves new polio vaccine, shows innovative muscle “China has approved a new polio vaccine, the first of its kind to be produced in the country, a month after local authorities gave the green light for a home-grown Ebola vaccine amid Beijing’s push to become a world leader in…

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Forbes To Host Online Discussions With WHO, CDC Polio Officials

Forbes: How Syria Beat Its Polio Outbreak “…On Friday, January 9, 2015 at 2:00 Eastern, Chris Maher, manager for polio eradication and emergency support for the World Health Organization in Syria, will join [contributor Devin Thorpe] for a live discussion about the efforts to manage polio through the conflicts and…

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Pakistan Overcomes Geographical Challenges, Terror Threats To Vaccinate Children

NPR: Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat “…In 2013, the country saw between 60 and 85 percent immunization coverage against diseases like measles, tuberculosis, polio, and meningitis. In 1980, the rate was almost zero…” (Beaubien, 12/18).

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