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False Polio Vaccine Rumors Spread Panic In Pakistan, Send 25K Children To Hospital

Agence France-Presse: Polio vaccine fears spread panic in Pakistan “More than 25,000 children were rushed to hospitals in northwest Pakistan after rumors spread that some had suffered reactions to a polio vaccine, officials said Tuesday…” (4/23). The Telegraph: 25,000 children in Pakistan rushed to hospital after spread of false polio…

Improving Global Child Nutrition Requires Focus On More Than Stunting

Devex: Opinion: Ending undernutrition requires a different focus on stunting Jef L. Leroy, senior research fellow in the poverty, health, and nutrition division of the International Food Policy Research Institute, and Edward Frongillo, director of the Global Health Initiatives at the University of South Carolina “…[A recent global spotlight on…

World Vaccination Week Highlights Successes, Challenges Of Worldwide Vaccine Efforts

VOA News: The Promise and Peril of Vaccines in World Vaccination Week “…As the world marks World Immunization Week humans have much to celebrate. Smallpox has been effectively eradicated from the world, and according to the World Health Organization, more children than ever are getting routine vaccinations every year. And…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: Yemen risks ‘massive resurgence’ of cholera: Oxfam (4/19). Bloomberg: Cholera Hits Kenyan Capital on Shortage of Clean Water: Report (Doya, 4/20). The Guardian: ‘The harder you look the more you find’: Nepal’s hidden leprosy (Ratcliffe, 4/22). Health Policy Watch: DNDi: ‘Bench-To-Bedside’ Approach Needed For Drug & Vaccine Response…

UNICEF Launches New Social Media Campaign Declaring #VaccinesWork

U.N. News: ‘Vaccines are safe’ and save lives, UNICEF declares, launching new #VaccinesWork campaign “Amid a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Thursday a new social media campaign, emphasizing that ‘vaccines are safe, and they save lives.’ To inspire…

Addressing Food Insecurity Could Improve Children’s Ability To Learn In India

The Conversation: India: widespread food insecurity may be damaging children’s ability to learn — and the future economy Jasmine Fledderjohann, lecturer at Lancaster University; Elisabetta Aurino, lecturer at Imperial College London; Sukumar Vellakkal, assistant professor at Birla Institute of Technology and Science “…India is in the midst of a ‘learning…

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