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Eliminating Polio Worldwide Requires Tenacity, Quality Performance, CDC Official Says

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: World Polio Day 2016: A Focus on Tenacity and Hope Rebecca Martin, director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health, recognizes World Polio Day, observed annually on October 24, writing that to eliminate polio, “we must remain tenacious and demand quality performance from ourselves…” (10/24).

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:…

WHO, Partners Developing New Vaccine Supply System For People In Humanitarian Crises

Reuters: WHO seeks new mechanism for crisis vaccine supplies at low cost “The World Health Organization, drugmakers, and humanitarian groups are hammering out details of a new vaccine supply system aimed at getting vital shots to vulnerable people in crises such as wars or natural disasters. The mechanism, which so…

Colombia’s Peace Process Likely To Impact Country’s Health, Development

The Lancet: Disease, conflict, and the challenge of elimination in the Americas Editorial Board “…Over the years, and within the confines of Colombia’s borders, the [country’s civil] conflict has touched on many issues that are now at the forefront of global health and development. … [T]he implications of the peace…

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