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AP: Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions (Winfield, 10/21). Devex: Delivering on the promise of UHC for mothers in the COVID-19 era and beyond (10/22). Devex: Experts call for ‘deeper data’ on women’s realities at U.N. World Data Forum (Cornish, 10/22). Devex: When the price of water…

Pakistan’s Polio Immunization Campaign Reaches More Than 39M Children

UNICEF: Pakistan’s nationwide polio vaccination campaign reaches 39 million children Sajida Mansoor, communications officer at UNICEF, discusses Pakistan’s nationwide polio vaccination campaign, in which more than 260,000 trained frontline health workers went door-to-door to vaccinate more than 39 million children under-five (10/19).

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Al Jazeera: Q&A: ‘We can eradicate polio from the world’ (Aziz, 10/12). AP: Asia Today: China city says it’s tested 3 million for virus (10/13). AP: E.U. nations set to adopt common travel rules amid pandemic (Petrequin, 10/12). AP: Iran shatters its single-day record for virus deaths, cases (Vahdat/DeBre, 10/12).…

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AP: Brazil strains at quarantine as virus cases pass 5 million (Biller, 10/8). AP: As virus fills French ICUs anew, doctors ask what went wrong (Charlton et al., 10/9). AP: Spanish govt imposes state of emergency in virus-hit Madrid (Hatton et al., 10/9). AP: Soldiers, experts to help German cities…

CDC’s MMWR Report Updates Progress Toward Polio Eradication In Afghanistan

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Afghanistan, January 2019-July 2020 Maureen Martinez of the Global Immunization Division in the CDC’s Center for Global Health and colleagues highlight “polio eradication activities and progress toward polio eradication in Afghanistan during January 2019-July 2020 and updat[e] previous reports.”…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Gender Mortality Gap, Lessons From New Zealand’s Response, Vaccine Access, Disruptions To Essential Health Services

Devex: Opinion: The COVID-19 gender mortality gap — is civil registration the answer? Carla AbouZahr, CRVS country adviser at Vital Strategies, and Joan Sara Thomas, interim deputy country director for the Vital Strategies’ Asia-Pacific regional office (10/9). Foreign Policy: Trump, COVID-19, and the Future of International Order Helen V. Milner,…

Declaration Of Africa’s Elimination Of Wild Poliovirus Is Premature, Researcher Argues

UNDARK: Opinion: Why It’s Premature to Declare Africa Free of Wild Polio Jordan Schermerhorn, researcher working on infectious diseases in fragile states and conflict settings throughout sub-Saharan Africa “…[G]iven the extreme inaccessibility caused by conflict, low vaccination rates, and logistical constraints that limit disease surveillance in many parts of rural…

Volunteer Vaccinators Overcome Numerous Challenges To Help Eradicate Polio In DRC

WHO Africa: DRC: The great lengths that polio vaccinators go to reach every last child “By foot, boat, and bicycle, thousands of volunteer vaccinators in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) go to extraordinary efforts, sometimes at personal risk, to help eradicate polio. … Stopping polio transmission in DRC has…

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The Atlantic: The Core Lesson of the COVID-19 Heart Debate (Yong, 9/21). Devex: Q&A: Kenya’s second go at a reproductive health bill (Jerving, 9/22). Devex: How globaldev communications survived lockdown (Worley, 9/22). Devex: Q&A: The best antidote to COVID-19? A collective approach (9/21). Devex: NGOs accused of hiding misconduct behind…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Importance Of Investing In Development; Africa’s Polio-Free Status; U.N’s 75th Anniversary; Other Global Health Topics

Devex: Opinion: Why development matters J. Brian Atwood, visiting professor for international studies and public affairs at Brown University’s Thomas Watson Institute for International Studies and professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Paula Garcia Tufro, project director at the U.S. Institute…

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