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IPS Examines Challenges To Pakistan’s Polio Eradication Efforts

IPS: Why Pakistan Isn’t Taking that Final Step towards Polio Eradication “…Last month, over 39 million children under the age of five were vaccinated across Pakistan. And a little more than 180,000 children were missed because their parents refused to have them vaccinated. While the number of missed children is…

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Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign Aims To Reach More Than 55M Children In Nigeria

WHO Regional Office for Africa: Polio — Nigeria leaves no stone unturned, targets over 55 million children in house-to-house nationwide campaign This release discusses the National Immunization Plus Days (NIPDs) in Nigeria, during which more than 55 million children were targeted to receive a polio vaccination “in their houses, markets,…

U.N. Prioritizing Polio Eradication, SG Guterres Says On Official Visit To Pakistan

U.N. News: Polio eradication a U.N. priority, says Guterres in Pakistan visit “In one of the last bastions of polio on the planet, millions of children are being given a fighting chance against the paralyzing and potentially fatal disease. During his first official visit to Pakistan as U.N. Secretary-General, António…

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Bill, Melinda Gates Release 2020 Annual Letter

GatesNotes: Why we swing for the fences In their 2020 annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reflect on the first two decades of the Foundation’s existence, highlighting the Foundation’s global health efforts, including their relationships with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Global…

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