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Philippines Announces Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Without Case

New York Times: Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease “The Philippines on Thursday announced an outbreak of polio, 19 years after the World Health Organization declared the Southeast Asian country free of the infectious disease. Health Secretary Francisco Duque said government scientists have confirmed the…

Some Experts Concerned About Possible Risks Following Polio Vaccine Switch

STAT: ‘The switch’ was supposed to be a major step toward eradicating polio. Now it’s a quandary “Three years ago, the leaders of the international campaign to eradicate polio pulled off a landmark feat, phasing out a problematic component of the vaccine used in developing countries, and introducing a newer…

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Devex: Strengthening frontlines: Empowering health workers to deliver quality care (Donback, 9/12). The Guardian: Hundreds of children die in Philippine dengue epidemic as local action urged (Fonbuena, 9/12).  IPS: ‘Conference Emphasizes Need for Partnerships to Create a World Without Leprosy’ (Paul, 9/11). New Humanitarian: In Yemen, one nurse’s fight against hunger (Mannocchi/Romenzi, 9/11). New…

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Al Jazeera: Feeding India’s future: Why malnutrition is bad for the economy (Sanghera, 9/3). DW: Putting the brakes on population growth (8/30). Fortune: ‘Contagious and Dangerous’: As Measles Cases Soar in Europe, Officials Wage a War Against Online Disinformation (Warner, 9/1). The Guardian: Sewage, Zika virus – and the team in Brazil mapping…

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Associated Press: Nicaragua declares alert over dengue fever (7/31). Nature: ‘Mosaic’ HIV vaccine to be tested in thousands of people across the world (Mega, 7/31). NBC News: Nigeria is on the brink of eliminating polio, thanks to women (Charles, 7/31). STAT: To mitigate the effects of climate change, one researcher…

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Agence France-Presse: One-stop clinics, a rare lifesaver for Zimbabwe’s sick (Jongwe, 7/20). Al Jazeera: ‘Toxic stress’: Addressing mental health needs in Sierra Leone (Werner/Acland, 7/21). Devex: Could permagardens help solve refugee malnutrition? (Root, 7/22). Global Health NOW: A Neglected Disease, A Lab Researcher, And Real Life (Silberner, 7/11). The Guardian:…

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CIDRAP News: WHO notes clusters in recent MERS cases, unveils environmental sampling guide (Schnirring, 7/16). Reuters: Sierra Leone school defies state ban on pregnant girls in class (Inveen, 7/16). The Telegraph: Philippines government sounds national alert after steep rise in deaths from dengue (Smith, 7/16). The Telegraph: Pakistan sees surge…

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Devex: Debunking cleft palate myths with community help (Ravelo, 7/16). Inter Press Service: A Relentless Battle Against Poverty & Hunger in World’s Most Populous Region (Deen, 7/15) New York Times: Polio Cases Surge in Pakistan and Afghanistan (McNeil, 7/15). Reuters: New contraceptive vaginal ring prevents pregnancy for a year, gives…