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Pakistan’s Polio Vaccine Workers Deserve Nobel Peace Prize, Humanosphere Reporter Says

Humanosphere: OpEd: Give Pakistan’s polio vaccine workers a Nobel Peace Prize Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy argues that Pakistan’s polio vaccine workers deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for their continued work to eradicate polio, writing, “Pakistan’s polio vaccination workers are risking their lives to eradicate the virus from their country. That…

Knowledge, Resources From Polio Eradication Programs Should Be Applied To Measles Efforts

Devex: A no-brainer: How to transition from polio eradication to measles eradication Steve Cochi, senior adviser to the director of the CDC’s Global Immunization Division “…[T]ransitioning from eradicating polio to measles is a no-brainer. It is both an opportunity and an obligation that should be taken for compelling reasons, including…

The Lancet Examines Global Polio Eradication Efforts

The Lancet: And then there were two…polio-endemic countries “On Sept 25, … WHO announced that Nigeria, which had reported no cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus over the past 12 months, was no longer a polio-endemic country. … The main focus of the eradication effort is now on…

Ukraine Must Immediately Launch Comprehensive Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign

The Guardian: Polio in Ukraine: nationwide vaccination campaign needs to start straight away Giovanna Barberis, UNICEF’s representative in Ukraine “Next week a nationwide polio vaccination campaign should start in Ukraine. I say should because we’ve been here before. The campaign should have actually started weeks ago. … [A] number of…

Laos To Distribute 500K Polio Vaccine Doses After Boy’s Death From Virus

Xinhua News: Polio death draws 500,000 vaccine dose response in Laos “Half a million doses of the oral polio vaccine (OPV) will be distributed to at-risk groups in Laos as health authorities respond to the dangers posed by the virus. The virus is responsible for the death of an eight-year-old…

Gavi Announces Afghanistan To Begin Using Inactivated Polio Vaccine For Routine Immunizations

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: New polio vaccine introduced to accelerate polio eradication in Afghanistan “As part of the Government of Afghanistan’s ongoing efforts to eradicate polio and strengthen routine immunization, H.E. Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan, [Wednesday] formally introduced the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) into the…

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