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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…

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Devex: A ‘new generation of inequalities’ requires sharper measurement, UNDP chief says (Lieberman, 12/9). Financial Times: FT Health: Regenerative Medicine (Multiple authors, 12/8). The Guardian: Nepal makes first ‘period hut’ arrest after woman dies during banned custom (Budhathoki, 12/6). Health Policy Watch: Cancer Organizations Across Latin America Vow To Intensify…

U.N. Teams Assisting In Samoan Measles Outbreak As Government Takes Steps To Prevent Spread Of Vaccine Misinformation

CNN: ‘Anti-vaxxer’ charged as Samoan government battles deadly measles outbreak “An alleged anti-vaxxer has been charged with ‘incitement against the government vaccination order,’ the Samoan government said Thursday. The government of the Pacific Island nation has shut down in a desperate attempt to fight a deadly measles outbreak that has…

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AP: Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals (Neergaard, 12/4). BBC: Air pollution in Nairobi leaves Kenyan children struggling to breathe (Serwanjja, 12/4). Devex: In wake of safeguarding scandal, IPPF approves organizational overhaul (Edwards, 12/5). Devex: Q&A: WASH business: A mixed business model in waste-to-value (Ravelo, 12/5). Devex: Q&A:…

Opinion Piece Discusses History Of, Public Health Approaches To Measles Prevention

Washington Post: We must talk more about measles — and less about anti-vaxxers Laurence Monnais, professor of history at Université de Montréal and author “…The real threat of measles is rooted in the disconnect between what we know about the disease and actual public health practices. … Vaccination is one…