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Despite Challenges, Polio Eradication Efforts Continue To Progress

Humanosphere: Range of setbacks slow progress toward polio eradication Humanosphere correspondent Tom Murphy discusses several challenges to polio eradication in the three remaining endemic countries — Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan — including a lack of access to certain regions and vaccine shortages. He writes, “Despite the challenges, the effort for eradication…

Global Community Should Formally Integrate Community Health Workers Into Health Systems

The Lancet Global Health: Community health workers: emerging from the shadows? Editorial Board “…[Community health workers (CHWs)] are desperately needed globally because existing health services do not meet health needs, yet despite decades of being used at the front-lines, they often still stand in a grey area at the fringes…

CDC’s Field Epidemiology Training Program Aims To Strengthen Countries’ Health Systems, Disease Detection, Prevention Efforts

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Preventing Local Outbreaks from Becoming Global Pandemics: FETP Enhances Capabilities to Track Diseases and Stop Them at the Source David Sugerman, assistant professor at Emory University, commander in the U.S. Public Health Service, and medical officer at the CDC, discusses CDC’s Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs)…

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