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Segregated, Single-Issue Health Targets Hold Back Progress On MNCH

Devex: The specter of segregation haunts global health Patrick Fine, chief executive officer of FHI 360, and Leith Greenslade, vice chair in the Office of the U.N. Special Envoy for Financing the health Millennium Development Goals and co-chair of Child Health at the MDG Health Alliance “…Could [the MDG targets…

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Canadian PM Harper, Gates Meet To Renew Call For Improved Global MNCH Through Additional Funding, Immunizations

CBC News: Bill Gates, Stephen Harper look to next steps for maternal health “The next steps in improving the health of women and children around the world will involve improved data collection and vital statistics, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday. Harper spent part of his day discussing the issue…

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News Outlets Examine Global Resurgence Of Measles

International Business Times: Measles Outbreaks Outside U.S.: Lack Of Vaccine Access Fuels Epidemics From Africa To Asia “…From the Democratic Republic of the Congo to China, developing and war-torn nations have seen measles cases in the thousands, sometimes tens of thousands. In both these countries and industrialized ones, lower immunization…

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Serving As Guest Editor For The Verge, Bill Gates Explores Disease Eradication Efforts

The Verge: Can we eradicate some of the world’s worst diseases by 2030? “We’re excited to have Bill Gates as our guest editor in February. Throughout the month, Bill will be sharing his vision of how technology will revolutionize life for the world’s poor by 2030 by narrating episodes of…

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National Geographic Examines Polio’s Resurgence In Pakistan Since 2011 Killing Of Bin Laden

National Geographic: How the bin Laden Raid Put Vaccinators Under the Gun in Pakistan “When Navy SEALs raided a high-walled compound in Pakistan in May 2011 and killed the world’s most wanted terrorist, another long-standing source of terror also was facing elimination: polio. … But the killing of al Qaeda…

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WHO Calls For European Countries To Step Up Measles Vaccination Campaigns As Outbreaks Continue Throughout Region

Reuters: WHO calls for more measles vaccination in Europe as large outbreaks persist “The World Health Organization in Europe called on Wednesday for measles vaccination campaigns to be stepped up across the region after recording 22,000 cases of the highly infectious disease since the start of 2014…” (Kelland, 2/25).

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Global Community Needs To Develop, Deliver Vaccines, Treatments To Prevent Under-5 Mortality

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: What Kills Little Kids? Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and Jennifer Herricks of the National School of Tropical Medicine discuss recently released global mortality data from the…

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Cholera Vaccine Stockpile Usage Successfully Prevents Outbreaks

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: In South Sudan, Vaccine Stockpiles Save Lives Helen Matzger, senior program officer on the Vaccine Delivery Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes about the successful use of the cholera vaccine stockpile, “managed by World Health Organization, International Federation of the…

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CDC, Partners Working With Haiti To Make Progress In Various Areas of Public Health

Huffington Post: What’s Working: Public Health Progress Since the Haiti 2010 Earthquake Tom Frieden, CDC director “…Addressing the public health needs of Haiti and helping them recover has been a daunting task, but it’s one that CDC, along with the government of Haiti and other partners, has taken seriously. And…

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Eliminating Polio In Pakistan Requires Will Of Government, Religious Leaders, General Population

Huffington Post: Abolishing Polio’s Hold on Pakistan Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, health activist for Pakistan “…In order to achieve a polio-free Pakistan we must have the will from the people, government, and religious scholars. We need support from the government that they will keep our health workers safe and will fully…

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