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U.N. Aims To Reach Almost 5.7M Iraqi Children In Polio Vaccination Campaign

U.N. News Centre: U.N. launches mass polio vaccination campaign set to target nearly 5.7 million Iraqi children “Aiming to target 5.7 million children under the age of five, the United Nations [Tuesday] launched a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, which is set to be conducted in all governorates to…

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Disease Eradication Efforts Must Continue In Earnest, Be Fully Supported Until Completion

Bloomberg Business: How the World Is Wiping Out Killer Diseases Charles Kenny, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development “…These eradication efforts [for Guinea worm, polio, malaria, and other diseases] represent genuine and largely unheralded breakthroughs, not just for Africa but for the planet as a whole. At the…

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International Community Must Take Necessary Steps To Reach Every Child For Polio Immunization

Devex: What we’ve learned about reaching every last child Hamid Jafari, director of global polio eradication operations and research at the WHO “…The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership, has managed to reach and vaccinate almost every last child on earth in a bid to rid the globe of…

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CSIS Report Examines U.S. Government’s Polio Efforts, ‘Legacy Planning’

Center for Strategic & International Studies: The United States Should Take a Proactive Stance on Polio Eradication Legacy Planning In this report, Nellie Bristol, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses the U.S. government’s role in polio eradication and polio ‘legacy planning’ (5/6).

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Public-Private Partnerships Should Aim For ‘Audacious’ Targets Through Coordination, Cooperation

Devex: Audacity useful in reimagining role of partnerships John Hewko, general secretary of Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation “…The [Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s] mission — as its name states — is the global eradication of poliomyelitis, a crippling viral disease that paralyzed about 350,000 children a year when the…

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E.U.’s Renewed Support To Global Polio Eradication Initiative Critical To Ending Disease

EurActiv: The E.U. can choose to defeat polio John Hewko, general secretary of Rotary International “…[U]ntil polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk. Europe is no exception, and the sixteen deaths caused by a polio outbreak in Albania in 1996, which spread to Greece and Kosovo, are a harsh…

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Pakistan Can Help World Reach Zero Polio Cases With Sustained Vaccination Efforts

Washington Post: Making polio history Editorial Board “Pakistan now stands as the main barrier to the global elimination of wild poliovirus. … [But the country] is rallying. There have been only 22 cases so far this year, compared with almost 60 at this time last year. Violence has abated, at…

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With Only 25 Reported Polio Cases This Year, Experts Tout Progress Against Paralytic Disease

Reuters: Polio eradicators hail historic progress, aim to ‘finish the job’ “The world is closer than ever to being able to wipe out polio, international experts said on Thursday, with zero cases of the crippling disease recorded across all of Africa this year and fewer than 25 globally. Polio eradication…

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U.N. Resumes Childhood Immunization Campaigns In Ebola-Hit West Africa

U.N. News Centre: U.N. resumes vaccination drive for three million children in West Africa “For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of health workers are fanning out across Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in nationwide immunization campaigns with an aim to protect…

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Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheets On U.S. Government Involvement In Various Global Health Issues

Kaiser Family Foundation: Updated Global Health Policy Fact Sheets The Kaiser Family Foundation last week released several updated global health fact sheets, including The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health; The U.S. Government and Global Neglected Tropical Diseases; The U.S. Government and Global Maternal & Child Health;…

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