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Polio Eradication Possible With Sustained Commitment, Efforts

Fox News: Polio, Eliminated: As former CDC Directors we are optimistic that the complete eradication of the disease is close Thomas Frieden, Jeffrey P. Koplan, and David Satcher, all former directors of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “…When it comes to polio, each of us is convinced…

Vaccine-Derived Polio Outbreak Confirmed In Syria, WHO Reports

Reuters: Syrian polio outbreak hits global effort to eradicate virus “A polio outbreak has been confirmed in an area of Syria partly held by Islamic State, the first re-emergence of the virus in Syria since 2014, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the World Health Organization said on Thursday…” (Miles,…

Europe Can Lead Way To Polio Eradication

EurActiv: The international legacy of European science, aid, and polio eradication David L. Heymann, head and senior fellow of the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security “…We cannot afford to lose sight of our ultimate goal: [polio] eradication. While some believe the economic cost of eradication is too high,…

Devex Outlines 8 Main Issues Discussed At 70th World Health Assembly

Devex: 8 takeaways from the 70th World Health Assembly “…For those who weren’t able to attend this year’s [World Health Assembly], which ran from May 22 to 31, here are the main takeaways. 1. WHO director general election outcome … 2. The 3 percent increase in member states contributions ……

History Shows U.S.-Russia Vaccine Science Diplomacy Could Help Ease Present-Day Tensions

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Russian-United States vaccine science diplomacy: Preserving the legacy Peter J. Hotez, editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases “…Could Cold War lessons in [vaccine diplomacy] ease today’s escalating tensions between the U.S. and Russian governments? … [E]xtraordinary opportunities remain to meld our scientific activities to…

Polio Elimination Efforts Become Complicated As Vaccine Supplies Run Low

STAT: As hopes for polio eradication rise, the endgame gets complicated, and a vaccine runs short “The world appears to be on the verge of finally putting an end to polio. But the endgame could get complicated. For more than a year there has been a severe shortage of the…

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