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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…

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…

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…

Boko Haram Militants Hinder Efforts To Eliminate Polio From Northern Nigeria

Undark: Amid Fear and Guns, Polio Finds a Refuge “…Poliovirus is so cunning, so contagious, so devastating, that a single case of poliomyelitis, the paralysis-inducing disease it causes, sends up the flares as a public health emergency, which quickly ignites international concern. … Most tellingly, it is in the badlands…

Attacks On Vaccine Stores, Health Facilities In Syria Threaten Children, Gavi Says

Xinhua News: Attacks on health facilities threaten all Syrian children: global Vaccine Alliance “Attacks on health workers, medical facilities, and vaccine stocks are putting the lives of all Syrian children at risk, [Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance,] said on Tuesday following last week’s strike on medical facilities in eastern Syria…” (10/17).

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