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Associated Press: Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication (Umar/Larson, 4/16). Associated Press: Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal (DiLorenzo, 4/13). The Economist: Senegal’s innovative approach to prostitution (4/12). The Guardian: ‘The earlier you go, the longer you live’: HIV self-testing in South Africa (Ratcliffe, 4/16). New…

MMWR Report Provides Global Poliovirus Surveillance Data From 2016-2017

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Surveillance to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication — Worldwide, 2016-2017 “…This report presents poliovirus surveillance data from 2016-2017, with particular focus on six countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) and 20 countries in the African Region (AFR) that reported [wild poliovirus (WPV)] or…

Pakistan, Afghanistan Launch Polio Vaccination Campaigns

Reuters: Pakistan launches countrywide polio eradication drive “Pakistan launched a nationwide polio vaccination drive this week to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries where it is endemic…” (Hassan et al., 4/9). Xinhua News: Anti-polio campaign starts as fresh…

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Associated Press: Pakistan launches new polio vaccination drive (4/9). Devex: IRC’s Miliband warns Yemen crisis could worsen as access woes deepen (Welsh, 4/6). The Guardian: Recruiters order Sri Lankan women to take birth control before working in Gulf (Cousins, 4/6). The Guardian: ‘I was terrified’: fears over child mental health…

Polio Eradication Transition Presents Questions For WHO, Funding Challenges

The Lancet: Polio transition: overlooked challenges Oliver Razum, professor at Bielefeld University School of Public Health, and Maike Voss, researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs “…The transition phase of polio eradication brings other challenges that are less obvious but equally demanding. … Planning for the so-called…

Blog Post Discusses Opportunities, Challenges Of Polio Eradication

BMJ Opinion: Stephen A. Matlin: The polio dividend — opportunities and challenges Stephen A. Matlin, senior fellow in the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and adjunct professor in the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, discusses the opportunities and challenges…

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