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Malaysia Reports First Polio Case In 27 Years, Begins Vaccination Campaign

AFP: Polio returns to haunt Malaysia after almost 30 years “Malaysia has reported its first polio case in 27 years, health authorities said Sunday, announcing a three-month-old baby had been diagnosed on Borneo island…” (12/8). AP: Malaysia vaccinating for polio after first case in 27 years “Malaysia began a vaccination…

Media Outlets Continue Coverage Of WHO Global Malaria Report

The Economist: Malaria infections have stopped falling (12/5). Financial Times: Progress in malaria prevention questioned by health experts (Jack, 12/5). Xinhua: Anti-malaria progress slows, critical targets likely to miss: WHO (12/5).

Efforts To Prevent Malaria Stalled Worldwide With More Funding Needed, WHO Report Says

Reuters: Malaria fight stalling at ‘unacceptably high level’ of deaths: WHO “Malaria still infects millions of people every year and kills more than 400,000 — mostly children in Africa — because the fight against the mosquito-borne disease has stalled, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Funding for the global…

More News In Global Health

ABC Science: Women in climate change hotspots face greater burdens when under environmental stress (Lyons, 11/26). AP: Red Cross reports new outbreak of dengue fever in Yemen (Lederer, 11/25). AP: U.N. launches campaign against gender violence targeting rape (Lederer, 11/25). BBC: Lassa fever ‘at risk’ Britons sent home from Sierra…