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U.N.-Supported Campaign Vaccinates Nearly 5M Children For Polio In Yemen

U.N. News Centre: Millions of children in Yemen vaccinated against polio through U.N.-backed campaign “Despite daunting challenges, United Nations agencies and partners in war-torn Yemen have completed a major nationwide polio inoculation campaign, vaccinating nearly five million children under the age of five against the paralyzing disease…” (4/10).

News Outlets Discuss Ongoing, Needed Health Responses To Emergency Situations In Iraq

Devex: Emerging best practices from Iraq for psychosocial support in emergencies “…The astounding level of psychological trauma [among the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have lived under ISIS and then often been displaced by military efforts aimed at dislodging the militants] has transformed the relief operation in a way…

Investing In Malaria Eradication Critical To Eliminating Poverty, Ending Preventable Child Deaths

Project Syndicate: Finishing Off Malaria Shamas-ur-Rehman Toor, senior program management specialist at the Islamic Development Bank Group’s Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development “…[T]he Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF) — a grant facility launched by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — has joined Senegal’s…

MERS Virus Infects 10 People In Saudi Arabian Hospital Outbreak, WHO Reports

Reuters: MERS causes new Saudi hospital outbreak: WHO “Ten people have caught the MERS coronavirus after an outbreak in a hemodialysis unit in a hospital in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, without giving details of how the virus was able to spread within the hospital…” (Miles,…

Devex Examines Efforts To Simultaneously Implement Emergency Relief, Development Programs In Countries With Food Security Crises

Devex: The U.N. is pushing for a dual-track response to the food insecurity crises. Is this feasible? “Humanitarian responses to simultaneous food insecurity crises and famines in four countries across Africa and the Middle East remain firmly in the emergency response stage, leaving little room for necessary development work, according…

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