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Miami Herald: This Cuban industry began with 6 scientists, a tiny lab — and Fidel Castro’s obsession (Whitefield, 12/15). Reuters: Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy in Nigeria (Hazzad et al., 12/18). STAT: Are free physicals a ‘ruse’? Questions swirl about public health program in China (Robbins,…

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Associated Press/VOA News: UNICEF: 400,000 Congo Children Suffering Severe Malnutrition (12/12). New York Times: Tending to Haiti’s Dead (Porter, 12/13). Pharmaceutical Executive: Fighting the Good Fight: Industry Perspectives on Global Health (Upton, 12/13). RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty: ‘We Believed Our Cleric’: Pakistani Polio Victim’s Regretful Father Urges Others To Use Vaccine (Synovitz/Ullah, 12/12).…

GPEI Independent Monitoring Board Publishes 15th Report On Polio Eradication Efforts

Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Fifteenth Report: Every Last Hiding Place “This is the 15th report produced by the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). A separate independent monitoring board (the Transition Independent Monitoring Board, TIMB) reviews progress with the task…

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…

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