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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…

Fake Finger Marking Complicates Polio Vaccination Drives, Coverage In Pakistan

Reuters: Fake polio markers highlight risks to Pakistan vaccination drive “Pakistan’s polio eradication campaign has hit serious problems with an alarming spike in reported cases that has raised doubts over the quality of vaccination reporting and prompted officials to review their approach to stopping the crippling disease. … Officials estimate…

Resurgence Of Polio Complicating Efforts To Eliminate Disease On Multiple Fronts

Science: Surging cases have dashed all hope that polio might be eradicated in 2019 “The global initiative to eradicate polio is badly stuck, battling the virus on two fronts. New figures show the wild polio virus remains entrenched in Afghanistan and in Pakistan, its other holdout, where cases are surging.…

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Devex: It’s the end of ‘easy solutions’ in global health, Peter Piot says (Cheney, 7/8). Devex: Q&A: Bringing women’s rights into the finance discussion (Donback, 7/8). Devex: In quest for UHC, Kenya faces pharmacy regulation battles (Langat, 7/5). The Economist: Attack of the superbugs: July 2041 (7/6). The Economist: Armed…

G20 Leaders Reaffirm Commitment To Eradicate Polio, End AIDS, TB, Malaria Epidemics

Global Polio Eradication Initiative: G20 Leaders “Reaffirm Commitment to Eradicate Polio” “In Osaka, Japan, G20 Leaders met on 28-29 June 2019, and discussed major challenges facing the world and the importance of eradicating polio. The G20 declaration states, ‘We reaffirm our commitment to eradicate polio as well as to end…

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The Atlantic: What Facebucks Can Do for the Global Poor (Lowrey, 6/27). Avert: Infants less likely to become HIV-infected with male partner involvement (Mahon, 6/26). The Guardian: ‘People are very scared’: fighting dengue fever in Brazil — in pictures (6/27). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Recognition for Chagas disease (Burki, July…

U.S. Support Crucial To Achieving Polio-Free World

The Hill: Funding the fight against polio Former Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), United Nations Foundation Vandenberg fellow who served in the U.S. Senate from 2010 to 2016 “…[T]oday [progress against polio] is at risk … Alongside other longstanding donors, U.S. commitment will be especially crucial. American institutions like the Centers…

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Forbes: The World’s Largest Foundation Doubles Down On Gender (Chiu, 6/25). The News: Malir locality suffers from outbreak of extensively drug resistant typhoid: Drug-resistant typhoid claims two lives in Karachi (Bhatti, 6/26). NPR: No Drips, No Drops: A City Of 10 Million Is Running Out Of Water (Pathak, 6/25). The…