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On World Day, UNICEF, Rotary Urge Continued International Efforts To Eradicate Polio

U.N. News Centre: On World Polio Day, UNICEF cites ‘dramatic’ progress against virus, urges efforts towards zero cases “Never before in the history of polio have so few children in so few countries contracted the crippling virus, but a senior United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official has vowed ‘we cannot…

Pakistan’s Lady Health Workers At Frontlines Of Anti-Polio Campaign

Foreign Policy: The Polio Capital of the World Arsla Jawaid, former managing editor at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad “As the world prepares to mark World Polio Day on Oct. 24, Pakistan remains at the center of the global effort to eradicate the virus. Despite facing a host…

Continued International Commitment Needed To Eradicate Polio

CNN: Ending polio: ‘We’re on the verge of making history’ Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…For the first time in recorded history, the entire African continent has gone a full year without a child paralyzed by wild poliovirus. To officially certify Africa polio free, we…

Understanding Political Context Around Islamist Opposition To Polio Vaccination Programs Essential To Public Health Policy, Eradicating Disease

Project Syndicate: Militant Islamism and Vaccine Skepticism Jonathan Kennedy and Domna Michailidou, both teaching fellows at the University College London’s School of Public Policy “…What is standing in the way of the [polio] virus’s eradication is not medical or technical constraints, but political resistance to the vaccination effort. … If the…

Congressional Panel, Report Examine Role Of Health Innovations In Achieving SDGs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Accessible global health innovations critical to achieving Sustainable Development Goals Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a recent “congressional panel focused on the role of new vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and devices in achieving Sustainable Development Goals,”…