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New CSIS Report Examines Polio Outbreak In Ukraine

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Polio in Ukraine
In this report, Judyth Twigg, director of the Eurasia Health Project and senior associate (non-resident) in the Russia and Eurasia Program at CSIS, discusses the August 2015 polio outbreak in Ukraine. The summary states that the outbreak “laid bare the degree to which Ukraine’s immunization and overall health system are broken, well beyond what had been commonly understood, crippled by deep corruption, inadequate financing, and widespread popular mistrust. … An intensified reaction from the United States, European Union, and broader international community is imperative” (3/30).

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