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Associated Press: Pakistan launches another vaccination drive against polio (11/12). Associated Press: Myanmar: Bangladesh set to start repatriating Rohingya (11/11). Devex: Taking a systems-change approach to ending NTDs (Cheney, 11/12). The Guardian: Woman who bore rapist’s baby faces 20 years in El Salvador jail (Lakhani, 11/12). The Guardian: ‘They see…

CDC’s MMWR Publishes Update On Progress Toward Polio Elimination In Pakistan

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Pakistan, January 2017-September 2018 Christopher Hsu of the CDC’s Global Immunization Division and colleagues write, “Pakistan remains one of only three countries worldwide (the others are Afghanistan and Nigeria) that has never had interrupted [wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)]…

Deutsche Welle Examines Global Efforts To Eradicate Polio

Deutsche Welle: Polio — Still a danger despite many victories “Polio is nearly eradicated — but not quite. Some countries continue to battle the disease. DW reviews the situation on the birthday of Jonas Salk, the U.S. virologist who developed one of the first successful vaccines…” (Heise, 10/28).

CDC’s MMWR Provides Global Update On Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Update on Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses — Worldwide, January 2017-June 2018 Jaume Jorba of the Division of Viral Diseases at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC and colleagues provide a global update on vaccine-derived polioviruses (10/26).

Opinion Pieces Discuss Global Efforts Needed To Eradicate Polio

TIME: What Must Be Done to Create a World Without Polio Barry Rassin, president of Rotary International, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO; both organizations are members of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative “…[D]elivering vaccines is no simple task. Polio has taken refuge in some of the…

Global Dispatches Podcast Examines India’s Experience Eliminating Polio

U.N. Dispatch’s “Global Dispatches Podcast”: The Inside Story of How India Eliminated Polio Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of the U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, writes, “Through interviews and archival material, this special episode of Global Dispatches tells you the story of how, against all odds, India…

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria Hold Key To Polio Eradication, WHO Says On World Day

VOA News: 3 Endemic Countries Hold the Key to a Polio-Free World “As another World Polio Day comes around, the World Health Organization reports three polio endemic countries — Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria — hold the key to the global eradication of this crippling disease…” (Schlein, 10/24).

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