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MMWR Article Examines Polio Eradication Efforts In Pakistan

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Pakistan, January 2016-September 2017 This article provides summaries of immunization and surveillance activities related to polio eradication efforts in Pakistan (Elhamidi et al., 11/24).

Podcast Discusses Efforts to Address Polio In Nigeria

Undark: Podcast #20: The War on Polio “Our latest Undark podcast looks at the effort to wipe out polio in a few corners of the world where it stubbornly hangs on…” (Corcoran, 11/2).

WHO Campaign Aims To Address Malaria, Polio In Nigeria’s Borno State

WHO: Integrated campaign tackles malaria and polio in north-eastern Nigeria “In Nigeria’s Borno State, malaria is currently claiming more lives than all other diseases combined. Children under the age of five are particularly vulnerable. WHO recently launched a special campaign in this state aimed at rapidly reducing the malaria burden…

PBS NewsHour Features 2-Part Series On Efforts To Eliminate Polio From Pakistan

PBS NewsHour: Pakistan’s polio health workers make inroads toward eradication “Polio remains prevalent across Pakistan, one of only three countries in the world where the crippling viral disease is endemic. A campaign to dispense vaccinations have helped relieve the crisis, but threats of violence and misinformation from the Taliban are…

Wellbeing Foundation Africa President Discusses Efforts To End Polio In Nigeria

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Africa in Transition”: Ending Polio in Nigeria Once and for All In this guest post, Toyin Saraki, founder and president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa and an advocate for universal immunization in Nigeria, discusses the reemergence of polio in Nigeria last year and reflects on “the…

Global Efforts To Eliminate Polio Make Progress

VOA News: Almost To The End Of Polio “There are only two places in the entire world where children have caught polio this year: Afghanistan and Pakistan. In these countries, the virus is not circulating throughout, but only in very remote or very small areas. Nearly 30 years ago, the…

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