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CIDRAP News: Four new polio cases in Pakistan as study tackles partial-dose vaccination (Schnirring, 5/17). Devex: What role should donors play in helping drones for delivery take flight? (Cheney, 5/20). Devex: E.U. states meet on youth, Sahel, but ministers stay home (Chadwick, 5/17). Financial Times: Gates-backed computing platform raises $110m…

Violence, Rumors, Mistrust Pose Challenges To Eliminating Polio

Washington Post: The world is close to conquering polio. Humans are holding us back. Editorial Board “A simple fact: The main obstacle to a world free of polio is not science, biology, or virology. Rather, it is guns, fear, and fake news. … To defeat the polio virus, the world…

Inactivated Polio Vaccine Now Introduced In All Countries Worldwide

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Inactivated polio vaccine now introduced worldwide “After the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into Zimbabwe and Mongolia’s routine immunization programs with Gavi’s support, every country worldwide, including all 73 Gavi-supported countries, have now introduced the vaccine which protects children against the disease…” (5/9).

CSIS Releases May 2019 Issue Of Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter: May 2019 In the May 2019 CSIS Global Health Policy Center Newsletter, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC), includes information on a new CSIS multimedia microsite…

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Agence France-Presse: Pakistan demands Facebook remove polio vaccine misinformation (5/3). Fast Company: How a wooden bench in Zimbabwe is starting a revolution in mental health (Riley, 5/4). Health Policy Watch: New Polio Eradication Strategy Faces Challenges Of “Missing Children” Due To Geographic Isolation, Migration, Insecurity (Branigan, 5/3). Nature: U.K. medical…

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ABC News: A reflection on living through Africa’s HIV/AIDS epidemic (Masuku, 5/2). Associated Press: U.N. says 1.7 million Somalis will face major food insecurity (5/1). Borgen Magazine: U.S. Foreign Assistance to Honduras (Lagattuta, 5/1). Devex: The limits of Africa’s malaria vaccine pilots (Adepoju, 5/2). The Guardian: Risk of obesity can…

GPEI Releases Polio Endgame Strategy For 2019-2023

Devex: Polio endgame strategy includes tech, new vaccines “The Global Polio Eradication Initiative hopes to use novel oral polio vaccines and adopt smartphone technologies in the next five years, under a new strategy unveiled on Tuesday. Several novel oral polio vaccines designed to eliminate the risk of vaccine-derived polio cases…

Pakistan Government Halts Polio Vaccination Campaign Amid Violence, Rumors

The Guardian: Killings of police and polio workers halt Pakistan vaccine drive “A federal government campaign to vaccinate more than 40 million children under five against polio in Pakistan has been suspended following a series of attacks on workers and police over the past week…” (Lamble, 4/30). The Telegraph: Pakistan…