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Polio Eradication Possible With Sustained Partnerships At All Levels

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Polio Outbreaks: What You Need to Know Jay Wenger, director of the polio program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses efforts to eradicate polio, particularly in Ukraine and Mali, where recent vaccine-derived polio outbreaks occurred. Wenger writes, “We’re closer than we’ve ever…

Ebola In Semen Of Male Survivors Poses Challenge For Disease Control, WHO Official Says

Reuters: Sex and masturbation may hamper Ebola eradication efforts “Isolated flare-ups of Ebola may point to a higher risk of transmission via the semen of male survivors than previously thought, undermining hopes of ending West Africa’s deadly outbreak by the end of the year. The World Health Organization’s advice is…

White House Should Take Stand Against Uganda’s NGO Bill To Protect Civil Society Groups

Washington Post: Uganda should scrap its repressive NGO bill Editorial Board “…[Recently,] Uganda introduced the NGO Bill of 2015 … [which] requires that organizations ‘not engage in any activity which is … contrary to the dignity of the people of Uganda.’ Such vague language gives the government wide berth to…

Engaging Medical Diasporas Can Improve Global Health, Development In Home Countries

BMJ Blogs: Uganda’s medical diaspora and their engagement in global health Moses Wasswa Mulimira, a post graduate research student at Oxford University, and Mariam Namulindwa Aligawesa, co-vice chair at the Butabika-East London NHS Link, and both co-founders of the Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation, argue “that transnationally oriented medical migrants (or…

Mali Begins First Of Several Polio Vaccination Campaigns After Case Confirmed, WHO Says

Bloomberg Business: Mali Polio Campaign to Start Wednesday After Case Confirmed “Mali will start its first polio vaccination campaign on Wednesday through Sept. 12 after the first confirmed case in four years was detected, the World Health Organization said. The campaign will cover the capital, Bamako, and its outskirts, Lucien…

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