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Pakistan Begins New Polio Vaccination Campaign In Effort To Eliminate Disease

ABC News: Inside Pakistan’s fight for zero polio cases, where women are on the frontlines “…Poor public infrastructure, hard-to-reach communities, high population movement, cultural barriers, and armed conflict have made it difficult for Pakistan to eliminate the potentially fatal virus, according to health experts. But Pakistan has undertaken nationwide, government-backed…

The Lancet Examines Chinese Vaccine Scandal

The Lancet: China’s vaccine production scare “China’s Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology and the food and drug supervision authority have been the focus of widespread outrage after vaccination scandals have involved both parties. These cases were brought to the public’s attention on July 2 by The King of Vaccines, an article that…

Measles Epidemic Spreads Throughout Latin America

Associated Press: Measles infects more than 1,000 in Brazil; 5 reported deaths “Brazil’s Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have been infected and five have died in a measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela. The ministry says on its website that 1,053 cases of the disease…

Well-Planned Rollout Can Help Ensure Successful Uptake Of Vaccine Programs

Global Health NOW: Safeguard a Vaccine Program with a Well-Planned Rollout Marian W. Wentworth, president and CEO of Management Sciences for Health “…[I]ntroducing a vaccine into a country is full of pitfalls, from supply chain failures to public opinion backlash that can permanently derail a rollout. … A well-planned and…

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