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U.N.-Supported Campaign Vaccinates Nearly 5M Children For Polio In Yemen

U.N. News Centre: Millions of children in Yemen vaccinated against polio through U.N.-backed campaign “Despite daunting challenges, United Nations agencies and partners in war-torn Yemen have completed a major nationwide polio inoculation campaign, vaccinating nearly five million children under the age of five against the paralyzing disease…” (4/10).

At PAHO, Brazil Health Minister Discusses Country’s Health System Challenges

PAHO: Brazil’s Health Minister Outlines Health Challenges in PAHO Visit “The main challenges for Brazil’s health system include improving its management, financing, transparency, and efficiency, according to Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros, who visited the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) [Monday]. In a presentation with PAHO Director Dr. Carissa F.…

News Outlets Discuss Ongoing, Needed Health Responses To Emergency Situations In Iraq

Devex: Emerging best practices from Iraq for psychosocial support in emergencies “…The astounding level of psychological trauma [among the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have lived under ISIS and then often been displaced by military efforts aimed at dislodging the militants] has transformed the relief operation in a way…

Taliban Allows Polio Vaccination Team Access To Kunduz Following Cases Among Children

The Guardian: Polio in Afghanistan: ‘Americans bomb our children daily, why would they care?’ “Just over a fortnight ago, a 14-month-old girl in the Afghan province of Kunduz was diagnosed with polio. Within days, the Taliban granted health workers access to parts of northern Afghanistan for the first time in…

Media Outlets Examine Potential Implications Of Trump Administration’s Budget Decisions, Unfilled Public Health Positions On Pandemic Preparedness, U.S. Global Health Programs

Los Angeles Times: Trump pushes historic cuts in global health aid, stoking fears of new disease outbreaks and diminished U.S. clout “Half a century after the United States led a global expansion of international efforts to combat infectious disease and promote family planning, the Trump administration has embarked on a…

Harvard Global Health Expert Discusses Priorities For Next WHO Director General

Health Affairs Blog: A Race To Restore Confidence In The World Health Organization Ashish K. Jha, K.T. Li professor of international health in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, discusses a panel he moderated…

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