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Jan 03, 2013

Jan 03, 2013

WHO says polio drive must push on despite Pakistan setbacks

(CIDRAP News) – In the wake of recent killings of polio vaccinators in Pakistan, some questions are being raised about the all-out push to eradicate polio, but the World Health Organization (WHO) says the world can't afford to back off on the eradication drive now.

Jan 09, 2013

Jan 09, 2013

Cholera has struck more than 6% of Haitians

(CIDRAP News) – The death toll in Haiti's cholera epidemic is approaching 8,000, and more than 6% of Haitians have had the disease since it invaded the country in October 2010, according to reports released this week.

Feb 11, 2013

Feb 11, 2013

Pakistan, Nigeria to tighten security for polio workers

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in Pakistan and Nigeria recently announced that they would step up security to protect polio vaccination workers in the wake of recent fatal attacks by terrorists in both countries.

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