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Health Workers Begin Polio Vaccination Campaign In Pakistan Despite Threats

Reuters: Despite threats, thousands join anti-polio drive in Pakistan, a last bastion of the disease “More than 100,000 health workers fanned out across Pakistan on Monday, stepping up a drive to eliminate the polio virus this year from one of its last bastions, despite continuing militant threats to vaccination teams.…

India Launches National Framework For Malaria Elimination

News outlets report on India’s launch of a National Framework for Malaria Elimination. Financial Express: JP Nadda launches National Framework for Malaria Elimination “JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), launched the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030 in New Delhi, which outlines India’s strategy for…

India Begins Deworming Campaign Aimed At Millions Of Children Nationwide

Associated Press: India launches campaign for deworming millions of children “Millions of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development. … The campaign is targeting 270 million children across the country for Wednesday’s…

News Outlets Report On Various Aspects Of Zika’s Global Spread, Responses To Virus

NPR: Zika In French Polynesia: It Struck Hard In 2013, Then Disappeared “…French Polynesia’s brush with Zika underscores fears that the mosquito-borne virus could cause devastating neurological problems but it also offers insights into the disease — and hope that Zika can be contained… (Beaubien, 2/9). Reuters: Zika, disease of…

12 Nations Formally Sign TPP; Questions Remain Over U.S. Ratification

Financial Times: As Pacific trade deal is signed pharma holds key to U.S. ratification “U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to get a vast Pacific Rim trade deal through Congress this year is taking flak from the presidential campaign trail, where disdain for the pact appears to be one of the…

WHO Establishes Zika Response Unit, Warns Africa, Asia Of Outbreak’s Possible Spread

Agence France-Presse: World health officials mobilize on Zika threat “World health officials mobilized with emergency response plans and funding pleas Tuesday as fears grow that the Zika virus, blamed for a surge in the number of brain-damaged babies, could spread globally and threaten the Summer Olympics…” (Smith, 2/2). BBC News:…

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