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Outbreak Of Polio P2 Strain Allegedly Covered Up In Pakistan, Guardian Reports; Former, Current Pakistani Health Officials Deny Cover Up

The Guardian: Pakistan accused of cover-up over fresh polio outbreak “Officials in Pakistan have been accused of covering up an outbreak of the most dangerous strain of polio and planning a covert vaccination program to contain the disease. According to a source in Pakistan’s polio eradication program and documentation seen…

UNICEF Head Fore Urges Government Action To Address ‘Toxic’ Air In South Asia

UNICEF: Immediate action needed in South Asia to clean the air for children UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore released a statement on the impact of poor quality, or “toxic,” air on children in South Asia. Fore says, “UNICEF is calling for urgent action to address this air quality crisis. Governments…

Philippines Officials Announce 4th Polio Case Since Re-Emergence Of Disease In September

Xinhua: Philippines confirms 4th polio case since outbreak in September “The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a fourth polio case in the country, saying that another child has tested positive for the disease in the southern Philippines. Health Secretary Francisco Duque said in a statement late Tuesday that…

Sanctions Associated With Civilian Deaths In North Korea, Report Says

The Hill: Nearly 4,000 civilian deaths in North Korea tied to sanctions: report “Sanctions against North Korea contributed to more than 4,000 civilian deaths last year due to a lack of access to humanitarian assistance, according to a new report commissioned by Korea Peace Now, an international group dedicated to…