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TV News Stations Feature Shows On Polio, Drug-Resistant TB

Two television news stations feature shows on global health issues.

Al Jazeera: Lifelines: The Last Drops
“…Pakistan is one of the last countries never to have ended polio despite concerted vaccination efforts from local, national and international organizations…” (5/28).

CNN: Vital Signs: Return of the ‘White Plague’: Fears over the rise of ‘incurable’ TB
“The problem is now global. [Extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB)] has its highest prevalence in Russian, Eastern Europe, China and India, with the latter reporting cases of total drug resistance. But according to the 2013 Global TB report from the World Health Organization (WHO), this extensive form of resistant TB has been reported in 92 countries, and is likely to be in more…” (Senthilingam, 5/28).

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