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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).

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…

India Marks One Year Since Country Officially Certified Polio-Free

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: India’s Polio Eradication Campaign: Behind the Scenes Gillian Leitch and Mary Robbins, both senior associates with Global Health Strategies, and Leah Sandals and Rachel Sam, both managers with Global Health Strategies, discuss India’s successful efforts to eradicate polio as well as keep the…

Vigilance Needed To Prevent Polio Re-emergence In Ukraine

GlobalPost: In the midst of conflict, Ukraine’s children are vulnerable to polio outbreak John Hewko, general secretary of Rotary International “While the global health community has been rightly focused on containing West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak, a potential health crisis involving another infectious virus — polio — worries many of…

Gambia Adds Inactivated Polio Vaccine To Routine Immunization Program

FORYOYYA Newspaper/allAfrica: Gambia to Introduce Inactivated Polio Vaccine “The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare … on Wednesday, 1st April introduced the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) in line with the global polio eradication initiative spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO) to maintain…

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