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U.K. Public Should Contribute More To Protect Yemen’s Children

Huffington Post: Childhood Under Attack in Yemen David Bull, executive director of UNICEF U.K. “…Yemen’s children did not start this war, but are bearing the worst of its terrible impact. Despite the grave needs, [UNICEF U.K.’s] response is woefully underfunded. We have only 16 percent of the funds we require…

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Disease Transmission Model Provides Estimates For Wild Poliovirus Elimination Probability In Nigeria

PLOS ONE: Has Wild Poliovirus Been Eliminated from Nigeria? Michael Famulare of the Institute for Disease Modeling “provides estimates for the probabilities of poliovirus elimination in Nigeria” using data based on a poliovirus disease transmission model. The results of the study suggest “the probability of [wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)]…

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Researchers Describe Case Of British Man Who Excreted Live Poliovirus For 28 Years, Implications For Disease Eradication

News outlets report on a paper published in PLOS Pathogens that discusses the case of a British man who has excreted live poliovirus for nearly three decades and the implications for the disease’s global eradication. BBC News: Polio: Vaccinated man ‘has spread polio,’ say British scientists “A British man who…

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India PM Modi Opens Call To Action Summit 2015 Aimed At Ending Preventable Child, Maternal Deaths

News outlets report on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s opening address at the Call to Action Summit 2015. DNA India: Want to ensure that no child in India dies due to lack of vaccination: PM Modi at Global Call to Action Summit “Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the…

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Kenya To Target 1.5M Children In Border-Area Polio Vaccination Campaign

Xinhua News: Kenya to conduct polio vaccination campaign at border regions “Kenya plans to carry out its second round of [a] polio vaccination campaign targeting 1.5 million children under the age of five in the border counties at the end of August, officials said on Tuesday…” (8/25).

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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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Pakistan Begins Using Injectable Polio Vaccine In Effort To Eliminate Disease By 2016

Agence France-Presse: Pakistan launches new polio vaccine, aims for 2016 wipeout “Pakistan on Thursday formally launched an injectable polio vaccine, an important step to accelerate its polio eradication campaign as the authorities vowed to wipe out the disease by 2016. More than four million children will benefit from the inactivated…

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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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CNN’s ‘Vital Signs’ Examines Efforts To Eradicate Polio In Nigeria

CNN: The race to zero: Nigeria’s fight to wipe out polio “…With [Nigeria’s polio immunization] coverage rates higher than many places in the world, complacency is now the campaign’s biggest enemy. It will be at least another two years before Nigeria can be officially certified polio free. Two more years…

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Pakistan, Afghanistan Must Improve Traveler Screenings, Other Efforts To Eradicate Polio, WHO Says

Reuters: Pakistan, Afghanistan must step up fight against polio — WHO “Pakistan and Afghanistan must intensify efforts to halt [the] spread of the crippling poliovirus, including better screening of travelers heading abroad, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The WHO emergency committee of experts warned in a statement that…

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