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Pakistan Aims To Immunize 37M Children For Polio Over 4 Days

Associated Press: Pakistan kicks off nationwide polio drive, citing success “…Dr. Rana Mohammad Safdar, the national coordinator for polio eradication, said Monday that some 250,000 campaigners would try to reach more than 37 million children under the age of five in the next four days…” (9/18).

WHO Releases Several Fact Sheets On SDG Health Targets In WHO European Region

WHO: Fact sheets on Sustainable Development Goals: health targets WHO released 12 fact sheets on health targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including antimicrobial resistance, child and adolescent health, climate change, essential medicine, immunization systems, malaria, measles and rubella, mental health, polio, sexual and reproductive health, tuberculosis, and viral…

CSIS Podcast Episodes Discuss Immunization, IAS 2017, Global Health R&D, Global TB, Health Security, Polio Outbreak In Syria

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take As Directed”: What are the barriers to reaching children with immunizations? Nellie Bristol, senior fellow at the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, speaks with Jon Kim Andrus, adjunct professor and senior investigator in the Division of Vaccines and Immunization at the University…

Humanitarian Initiatives Central Component Of UAE’s Foreign Policy

The National: One of the key pillars of this country’s foreign policy is humanitarian relief Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, director general of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research “The UAE aims to make its mark in the field of humanitarian work. It has achieved this aim by launching…

U.K. Pledges £100M To Polio Eradication Efforts

BBC News: U.K. pledges £100m to global polio fight “The U.K. has pledged to donate £100m to a global bid to eradicate polio by 2020. The money will go towards immunizing up to 45 million children against polio every year until then, in the hope the world can be declared…

Female Vaccinators Critical Component Of Achieving Polio Eradication

Project Syndicate: Helping the Heroines of Polio Eradication Minda Dentler, 2017 Aspen New Voices fellow and polio survivor “…[V]ictory over polio is not yet assured. And one factor — the role of female vaccinators — will be a critical determinant of success. … Since UNICEF began emphasizing the hiring of…

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