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Jun 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

News Scan for Jun 16, 2017

Fatal Saudi MERS case
H7N9 infections
Polio in Afghanistan
Cholera in Sudan, Yemen

Nov 13, 2013

Nov 13, 2013
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Sudan polio vaccination stall gets high-level UN attention

The UN Security Council has been asked to jump-start vaccination efforts.

Oct 18, 2013

Oct 18, 2013

News Scan for Oct 18, 2013

MERS patient owns camels
More Salmonella cases
Polio vaccination in Sudan
Gene-silencing antibacterial

May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

At WHA, Chan says austerity won't stop health progress

(CIDRAP News) – Opening the 65th annual World Health Assembly (WHA) today, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan, MD, said she sees a bright future for health development, despite financial crises that many countries are facing, which has shrunk support for many initiatives.

Jun 13, 2011

Apr 16, 2009

Apr 16, 2009

15 African nations have had recent polio importations

(CIDRAP News) – As polio eradication efforts lost ground in 2008, 15 African countries bore the brunt of the spread of the disease with multiple importations of wild poliovirus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its global health partners reported today.

Jun 18, 2008

Jun 18, 2008

Coalition declares 'final push' to end polio

(CIDRAP News) – The international coalition of health agencies dedicated to ending polio yesterday declared a "final push" toward the long-delayed goal of eradicating the disease. But its members coupled the announcement with a plea for millions of dollars in donations to fill shortfalls, and with an admission that the 20-year-old campaign continues to face stubborn challenges.

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