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In Step Toward Africa Being Declared Polio-Free, Nigeria Marks 2 Years Without New Case Of Disease

Agence France-Presse: Nigeria hails major step towards polio-free Africa “Nigeria on Sunday celebrated two years without a new case of polio, in a major stride towards Africa being declared free of the devastating disease. If no new case is reported by July 2017, Nigeria will be certified free of the…

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Africa Regional Commission Certifies Mozambique Polio-Free

Reuters: Mozambique certified polio free: health ministry “Mozambique has been certified free of polio, the health ministry said on Monday, comparing the achievement to the country’s elimination of leprosy in 2008. The announcement, made on the state news agency, follows a meeting of the Africa Regional Certification Commission for Polio…

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Polio Surveillance System Could Be Employed To Detect Zika-Linked Neurological Condition, WHO Researchers Say

Reuters: WHO urges use of polio detection systems to screen for Zika-linked disorder “A neurological condition linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus could be targeted globally with existing national programs for detecting polio, a paper co-authored by World Health Organization researchers said on Tuesday. … Surveillance systems in place in…

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Bill Gates Discusses Disease Prevention, Medical R&D, U.S. Global Health In STAT Interview

STAT: Philanthropist Bill Gates talks public health, biotech, and the race for the White House “…Gates, 60, is arguably Harvard’s most famous dropout, but he was back in Boston on Thursday to speak at the opening session of the American Society of Microbiology’s annual scientific conference, Microbe. Before that event,…

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Ending Preventable Child Deaths Possible With Financial, Political Commitments

Quartz: India is proof that health care miracles can save millions of children from death and disease Mathuram Santosham, professor of international health and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, and co-chair of the ROTA Council “…Four decades on, child mortality…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheet Examining Global Polio Eradication Efforts, U.S. Response

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Polio Efforts This updated fact sheet examines global polio eradication efforts and the U.S. government’s role in addressing polio worldwide, including current programs, funding, and challenges (6/10).

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Indian City Of Hyderabad To Vaccinate 300K Children After Active Polio Strain Detected In Sewage Sample

Associated Press: Indian city on alert as polio strain found in sewage water “A city of nearly seven million people in southern India has declared a ‘high alert’ for polio after an active strain of the virus was found in samples of sewage water, an official said Wednesday…” (Farooq, 6/15).…

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Global Switch In Polio Vaccines Brings World One Step Closer To Elimination

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: World Takes Major Step Towards Ending Polio Suchita Guntakatta, deputy director of strategy planning and management for the global development polio team at the Gates Foundation, discusses her work with colleagues in Kenya as they participated in last month’s global switch in oral…

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Pakistan Making Progress Against Polio, Working With Afghanistan To Ensure Children Receive Vaccinations

Humanosphere: Pakistan may have turned a historic corner in the battle against polio Charlie Ensor, a freelance journalist, discusses the progress and challenges of efforts to eliminate polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan, including the nations’ coordination of vaccination efforts (6/10).

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Pakistan Closer Than Ever To Eliminating Polio

Foreign Policy: Pakistan’s Quiet Revolution Against Polio “…Over the last 25 years, millions of health workers like Naseeba have gone to incredible lengths to vaccinate children against polio around the world. It is because of them that we’re now closer than ever to seeing this paralyzing disease wiped from the…

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