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Taliban Threatens To Stymie Polio Eradication Efforts In Pakistan

NPR: Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication “…Today the [Taliban] militant group continues to threaten to kill not only [polio] vaccinators but also parents who get their children immunized. That threat has had a chilling effect on anti-polio efforts nationwide. And it completely halted vaccination drives in some Taliban-controlled…

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CDC Poised To Receive Extra Funds For Polio Initiatives In Pakistan, Syria

CQ HealthBeat: CDC May Get Extra Funds to Combat Polio in Pakistan, Syria “With polio becoming a growing concern in nations such as Pakistan, Syria, and Cameroon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be poised to get extra money for its work on a global eradication initiative against…

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Gates Speaks About Public Health In Africa, Polio In Nigeria

News outlets report on recent comments from Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, about public health in Africa and polio in Nigeria. Mail & Guardian: Africa’s growth path: Reduce diseases, Bill Gates cautions “Unless Africa dramatically decreases its rates of malnutrition and premature mortality, it will…

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U.N. Takes Measures To Curb Polio Spread In Middle East

News outlets report on U.N. efforts to curb the spread of polio in the Middle East region. Reuters: Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N. “Thirty-six children in Syria and two in Iraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk of the virus spreading…

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Polio Nearly Eradicated; Last Cases Originate In Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria

Forbes: World Looks Anxiously To Pakistan, Afghanistan, And Nigeria To Eradicate Polio “…The Global Polio Eradication Initiative hopes to see the final case of polio either late this year or early next year. All polio cases, regardless of where they are found, now originate from three countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, and…

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International Community Must Step Up Efforts To Contain, Reverse Polio In Pakistan

New York Times: Pakistan’s Struggle Against Polio “The campaign in Pakistan to contain an uncontrolled outbreak of polio hit an alarming point this week when the nation’s tally of new cases exceeded last year’s total of 93, with months to go in the emergency effort to vaccinate children over fierce…

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Global Eradication Of Polio Within Reach; Political Will Crucial To Efforts

Nature: Within reach: A redoubling of efforts should swiftly eradicate polio from its last strongholds “The global effort to eradicate poliomyelitis has been spectacularly successful, eliminating 99 percent of cases in its 26-year history. But that progress has begun to unravel in the past 18 months, with outbreaks in East…

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Injected Vaccines, Earlier Response Can Help Polio Eradication Efforts, Studies Say

SciDev.Net: Polio eradication needs old vaccines and faster responses “Two studies published last week call for changes to polio vaccinations that may help eradicate the resurging disease: reintroduce injections and vaccinate earlier…” (Mohdin, 7/16).

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Focus On Improving All Health Services, Not Disease-Specific Programs To End Polio In Pakistan

Nature: Infectious disease: Polio eradication hinges on child health in Pakistan Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health at the Aga Khan University and co-director of the Sick Kids Center for Global Child Health “…In my view, vaccinating travelers will be ineffective and…

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Nigerian Mobile Units Deliver Polio Vaccines Amid Worsening Insurgency

Reuters: Nigeria hopes to eradicate polio despite insurgency “A Nigerian military offensive against Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram has opened up a corridor for mobile units of health workers to vaccinate children against polio in parts of the northeast. But the worsening insurgency poses a grave risk to the campaign…

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