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WHO Experts Recommend Countries Administer Lower Dose Polio Vaccines Intradermally To Make Dwindling Stocks Last Longer

CIDRAP News: WHO panel recommends dose-sparing strategy for IPV polio vaccine “To help alleviate worse-than-expected shortages in inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), outside experts who advise the World Health Organization (WHO) on vaccine issues [last] week recommended that countries prepare to administer IPV intradermally as a dose-sparing tactic…” (Schnirring, 10/21). Reuters:…

Investing In Health, Education For Girls Will Cut Poverty, Help World Reach Development Goals, UNFPA Report Says

Agence France-Presse: Girls can cut poverty in developing economies: U.N. “Developing economies stand to win an extra $21 billion (19 billion euros) if they improve girls’ health and sex education, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Thursday…” (10/19). The Guardian: The world’s future hinges on supporting 10-year-old girls, says…

WHO Exhibits Leadership In Helping Nations Reduce Sugar Intake, Address NCDs

The Lancet: WHO’s war on sugar Editorial Board “On October 11, World Obesity Day, WHO upped the ante in its fight against sugar. First, it called for governments to introduce subsidies for fruits and vegetables and taxation of unhealthy foods, with a particular target on sugary drinks. … The second…

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