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Pakistan Records 200 Polio Cases In 2014, Highest Number In More Than 12 Years

Washington Post: Polio becomes ‘public health emergency’ in Pakistan as number of cases soars “As world health officials struggle to respond to the Ebola epidemic, Pakistan has passed a grim milestone in its efforts to combat another major global health crisis: the fight against polio. Over the weekend, Pakistan logged…

Report Says Pakistan Is Largest Obstacle To Global Polio Eradication

Wall Street Journal: Pakistan’s Polio Eradication Efforts Slammed “A global body issued a scathing report Monday on Pakistan’s efforts to eradicate polio, saying the country was the biggest obstacle to the goal of stopping world-wide transmission of the disease by the end of 2014…” (Nauman, 10/27).

Pakistan Can Help World Reach Zero Polio Cases With Sustained Vaccination Efforts

Washington Post: Making polio history Editorial Board “Pakistan now stands as the main barrier to the global elimination of wild poliovirus. … [But the country] is rallying. There have been only 22 cases so far this year, compared with almost 60 at this time last year. Violence has abated, at…

Nigeria Approaches One Year Without Polio Case, Continues Oral Vaccination Campaigns

Agence France-Presse: Nigeria makes final push to stamp out polio “Health workers move from door to door in the rural Sumaila district of Kano state, northern Nigeria, administering oral polio vaccines to children under five. It could be any other vaccination drive but the program has extra importance in Nigeria,…

GPEI Should ‘Move Forward With Creativity And Unrelenting Determination,’ U.S. Support

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Polio Panel Warns Against Program Complacency Nellie Bristol, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) May 2015 report, writing, “…While the polio program is experiencing…

Nigeria Defeating Polio With Innovative Public Health Measures

Nature News: Smart shots bring Nigeria to brink of polio eradication “…Nigeria is on the brink of being free of the virus, thanks in large part to its embrace of innovative approaches to vaccination and public health. On 24 July, Nigeria will mark one year since it recorded a case…

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