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JHSPH Receives Gates Foundation Grant To Document, Disseminate Lessons Learned From Polio Eradication Efforts

Devex: Exclusive: The Gates Foundation picks a partner to share lessons learned from polio eradication “The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has received a new grant to translate the lessons learned from polio eradication to other global health initiatives, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation told Devex. ……

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Record Low Number Of Polio Cases Recorded In 2017, UNICEF Says; New Report Warns Of Eradication Effort Funding Drawdown

Devex: How Pakistan got to near zero on polio “…Two years ago, Pakistan’s inability to eradicate the disease — along with just Afghanistan and Nigeria — left it on the verge of international pariah status. … Now, the country is on the verge of eradication, and officials orchestrating what they…

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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).

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Wild Poliovirus Could Be Eliminated Soon With Sustained Efforts, Gates Foundation, U.N. Say

CNBC: Bill Gates: Polio will be eradicated this year, the endgame is near “Tuesday mark[ed] Rotary International’s fifth annual World Polio Day, co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and there is much cause for celebration: It is very possible that 2017 may see the end of the wild…

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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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WHO Recognizes Health Workers Critical To Progress Against Polio

WHO: Unsung heroes on World Polio Day This post recognizes World Polio Day, which takes place annually on October 24, and discusses the role that health workers play in polio eradication (October 2017).

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Global Polio Eradication Initiative Video Series Features Interviews With Polio Experts

New York Times: The Long War on Polio, as Recalled by Its Generals “‘Coffee With Polio Experts’ will not be picked up by Hulu anytime soon, but there is something compelling in these short videos put out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The formula is simple: Doctors who have…

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