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Event Highlights Challenges To Polio Eradication, Especially In Conflict Settings

Humanosphere: Conflict zones pose final threat to eradicating polio Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses an event that took place Tuesday in New York highlighting challenges to polio eradication, especially in conflict settings. She includes comments made at the event from CDC Director Thomas Frieden and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan (9/22).

International Community Must Continue Global Progress Toward Polio Eradication

TIME: Erna Solberg: U.N. Must Work to Eradicate Polio for Good Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway and co-chair of the U.N. Secretary General’s Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group “…The eradication of polio has the potential to yield substantial financial benefits. Moreover, the infrastructure put in place to ensure the…

After 2 Years With No Cases, Nigeria Records 2 Polio Cases In Children

Associated Press: Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says “Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said…

CSIS Report Examines India’s Polio Eradication Efforts

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Catalyzing Health Gains through Global Polio Eradication: An India Trip Report Nellie Bristol, senior fellow, and Chris Millard, program manager and research associate, both at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, examine India’s efforts to eliminate polio. The report specifically discusses how the Indian government…

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