Nigeria: Get Your Children Vaccinated Against Polio, Edo Begs Parents
[Daily Trust] The Edo State Government has appealed to residents in the state to get their children immunise with the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) to guarantee full protection against Polio Mellitus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pakistani police say polio team attacked, policeman killed
Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed a police officer assigned to protect a polio vaccination team in the country's northwest (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: COVID-19 Widens Routine Immunization Gaps in Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Around 7.7 million African children missed out on vital first doses of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Measles and Polio vaccines in 2020. The nearly 10% rise in missed vaccinations on the previous year in Africa was driven by disruptions to health services by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World health Organization (WHO) show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

European Duplicity Undermines Anti-Pandemic Efforts
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 2021 (IPS) Despite facing the world’s worst pandemic of the last century, rich countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have blocked efforts to enable more affordable access to the means to fight the pandemic. Everyone knows access for all to the means for testing, treatment and prevention – including diagnostic tests, therapeutic medicines, personal protective equipment and vaccines – is crucial. Anis ChowdhuryEuropean deceit In October 2020, South Africa and India requested the WTO to temporarily suspend relevant provisions...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Fauci says polio would still exist in the US if the 'false information' currently being spread existed decades ago
If the health misinformation currently spreading regarding coronavirus vaccines existed during the days of polio, it would have never... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines at LOCAL LEVEL just around the corner; fake and falsified "Full FDA Approval" vaccines just months away
(Natural News) If there has ever been more fake research, skewed statistics, falsified data, and manipulated “conclusions” published for any medicine than there has been for vaccines, please let it be known. From the fake polio vaccine to the mercury-loaded flu shots, more health detriment comes from inoculations than any other form of “medication,” thanks... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stop New Polio Infections Now
[Daily Trust] There are growing health concerns in the country over the recent outbreak of circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus Type 2 (cVDPV2) in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, announced on Monday, July 5, that the country is witnessing a cVDPV2 outbreak in Abia, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, FCT, Jigawa, Kano, Kebbi, Lagos, Niger, Rivers, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara states. Of great concern is the fact (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Successful Anti-Polio Vaccination Program
[Shabait] Asmara, 05 July 2021- The Ministry of Health reported that the polio vaccination program conducted across the country from 23 to 27 June to control the prevalence of the virus that has been detected in neighboring countries has been successful. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Raises the Alarm Over Poliovirus Outbreak in FCT, 13 States
[This Day] About a year after the World Health Organisation (WHO) certified Nigeria polio-free, the federal government yesterday announced an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in 13 states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurse Rashid Abdi's Selfless Act Warms Hearts of Kenyans
[Nation] A day before the launch of last month's polio vaccination campaign for children under five years in 13 high-risk counties, a nurse at a dispensary in remote Iresaboru, Isiolo County, was pictured wading through floodwaters while holding a cold box containing vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid infections cause vaccines for childhood diseases including measles to plummet in use
CHILDHOOD vaccines for illnesses including measles, typhoid, polio and diphtheria have plummeted across the world during the Covid crisis. Medics warned that while all focus was on coronavirus, established and deadly diseases could be gaining a foothold because inoculation programmes have been halted. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eritrea: Nationwide Anti-Polio Vaccination Program
[Shabait] Asmara, 23 June 2021- The Ministry of Health has launched today, 23 June nationwide anti-polio program in all sub-zones of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 as Instigator of Bigotry, Chauvinism and Megalomania
Antoine-Jean Gros: Napoleon Bonaparte Visits the Plague Stricken in Jaffa.By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 24 2021 (IPS) By the end of April 2019, a government campaign to vaccinate more than 40 million children under five against polio in Pakistan was suspended after a series of attacks on health workers and police. On 23 April, a police officer protecting polio workers was gunned down in Bannu, the same day a polio worker was in Lahore seriously wounded by a father “protecting his child from vaccination”, these incidents were followed by the murder of another police and a health worker under his protection...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Five polio vaccination workers shot dead in Afghanistan; UN condemns ‘brutal’ killings
Five health workers carrying out a polio vaccination campaign in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province were killed on Tuesday, and four others injured, during a series of attacks condemned by a senior UN official on the ground as brutal and “senseless”. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eradicating polio is finally within reach. Why is the UK taking its foot off the pedal? | Anne Wafula Strike
Instead of cutting the aid budget – including 95% from the plan to stamp out the disease – Britain should take a global leadDespite the Covid pandemic, there have been just two recorded cases of wild polio in 2021 – in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two remaining hiding places for the disease. But eradication is not guaranteed. Polio is virulent and spreads quickly. Even one case poses a threat to unvaccinated children everywhere, which is why a new strategylaunched last week by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) outlines a plan to utilise this small window of opportunity for the world to end p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Anne Wafula Strike Tags: Polio Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science World news Afghanistan Pakistan Aid Global development UK news South and Central Asia Health Source Type: news

A unified and whole-of-system approach necessary to make sure every child in Pakistan is ...
Friday 12 June, Islamabad – WHO and UNICEF have applauded the Government of Pakistan’s continued efforts to eradicate polio. The United Nations agencies commended the concerted efforts made to make sure that vaccination programmes continued even during COVID-19 surges in the country.  Both agencies urged greater solidarity and investment to sustain the momentum and reach every child with life-saving vaccines. These reflections were made by UNICEF South Asia Regional Director George Laryea-Adjei and WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari as they concluded a week-long joint vi...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 13, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

To Improve Global Health Security, We Must Not Abandon Tackling Existing Epidemics
Over 600 million people in Africa require treatment for an NTD, making up 35% of the global burden. Credit: Uniting to Combat NTDsBy Thoko Elphick-PooleyHOVE, United Kingdom, Jun 11 2021 (IPS) As world leaders come together in the UK for the G7, the global response to COVID-19 and how we can build a better defence system against infection is at the forefront of discussions.  Whilst we applaud the incredible global efforts in tackling COVID-19 and support calls for vaccines to be shared equitably across the world, we also urge G7 leaders not to abandon efforts to tackle existing epidemics such as neglected tropical dis...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thoko Elphick Pooley Tags: Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

Africa: Countries Reaffirm Commitment to Ending Polio At Launch of New Eradication Strategy
[WHO] Today, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) will launch the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026: Delivering on a Promise at a virtual event, to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio, including setbacks caused by COVID-19. While polio cases have fallen 99.9% since 1988, polio remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and persistent barriers to reaching every child with polio vaccines and the pandemic have contributed to an increase in polio cases. Last year, 1 (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic
While most eyes were on COVID-19, researchers have also made groundbreaking advancements in other fields. Here’s a look. The other big vaccine news Public-health officials have long sought a vaccine against malaria, which infects up to 600 million people a year and kills 400,000, mostly children. This year, there was dramatic prog­ress toward that goal. In a study of 450 children in Burkina Faso, published in the Lancet in April, researchers reported that a new malaria vaccine, called R21, is 77% effective—just clearing the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy standard. However, the sample gro...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Innovation Magazine Source Type: news

A Multibillion-Dollar Plan to End Polio, and Soon
A global partnership announced plans to spend more than $5 billion to eradicate poliovirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Campaign Finance Taliban Afghanistan Africa Nigeria Pakistan your-feed-science Source Type: news

Angola: Angola Defends Strengthening of Epidemiological Surveillance in Africa
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Angolan Minister of Health, Silvia Lutucuta, Saturday called for the reinforcement of epidemiological surveillance measures in Africa, in order to avoid the outbreak of Polio caused by type 2 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cash injection: could we cure all disease with a trillion dollars? – podcast
Could such a large amount of money end the Covid pandemic? Eradicate disease? Provide universal healthcare and fund vaccine research? ByRowan HooperContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Written by Rowan Hooper, read by Nana-Adwoa Mbeutcha and produced by Esther Opoku-Gyeni Tags: Science Health policy Vaccines and immunisation Society Climate change Environment Polio US Medicare Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Africa: Statement Following the Twenty-Eighth IHR Emergency Committee for Polio
[WHO] The twenty-eighth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) on the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the WHO Director-General on 4 May 2021 with Committee members and advisers attending via video conference, supported by the WHO Secretariat. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPV). The following IHR States Parties provided an update at the video conference on th (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Low Trust in Authorities Affects Vaccine Uptake - Evidence From 22 Countries
[The Conversation Africa] In a time when the world is focusing on COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the importance of routine immunisations for diseases such as measles, tetanus and polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Kicks Off Polio Vaccination Campaign Targeting 13 High-Risk Counties
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health will embark on a 5-day house to house Polio vaccination campaign from Saturday targeting children aged below 5 years in 13 high-risk counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Put People Before Profits for Progress
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 18 2021 (IPS) Millions of people are expected to die due to delayed and unaffordable access to COVID-19 tests, treatment, personal protective equipment and vaccines. Urgent cooperation is desperately needed to save lives and livelihoods for all. Vaccine apartheid Thus far, rich countries have bought up most available vaccine supplies. By mid-April, rich countries had received more than 87 percent of the more than 700 million vaccine doses dispensed worldwide, while poor countries had received only 0.2 percent. Jomo Kwame SundaramA quarter of the former’s population...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study confirms origin of vervet monkeys living near an urban airport for decades
(Florida Atlantic University) Scientists have confirmed the species and origin of a colony of wild African vervet monkeys that landed in Dania Beach more than 70 years ago. They escaped from the Dania Chimpanzee Farm in 1948 and settled in a thick mangrove forest near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in South Florida. The facility acted as a zoo and also provided primates imported from Africa as research subjects in the development of the polio vaccine and other medical research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Animals are our overlooked allies in the fight against Covid | Melanie Challenger
It ’s important to recognise the vital role they’ve played in development of vaccines and treatmentsA few weeks ago, I received my first shot of a vaccine against Covid-19. As the newly vaccinated exited the clinic, there was a mix of relief and elation on people ’s faces. We exchanged little smiles of solidarity. If we could have burst into spontaneous applause, I’m sure we would have done.Recently, the lead scientist for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, Prof Sarah Gilbert,was honoured with the RSA Albert Medal. There are rumours that Gilbert ’s team, along with the pioneers of the mRNA vaccin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melanie Challenger Tags: Medical research Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Animals Science World news Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Parents Urged to Take Their Children for Polio Vaccine
[Concord] In the wake of the commencement of the polio vaccination later this week, Communication Pillar Lead at National Corona Virus Emergency Centre (NaCOVERC), who also doubles as Head of Public Education Unit, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Harold Thomas, has called on parents to feel free to let their children be vaccinated with the polio vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Surveillance to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication - Worldwide, 2019-2020
This report describes an analysis of polio surveillance data from 42 countries during 2019-2020. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 6, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Polio (poliomyelitis) Vaccination Source Type: news

India's polio vaccination provides valuable insights for mass vaccination campaigns
(University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management) As India urgently scales up its vaccination campaign for the COVID-19 virus, a new study which examined the country's successful program to eliminate polio provides guidance on how this and future mass immunization campaigns can be successful, especially in vaccinating hard to reach groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to craft the vaccine message for the undecided
More than 140 million Americans have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine. Health care and government leaders hope that tens of millions more will do so.One key to getting that many needles in that many arms may turn on the messaging used to persuade people that getting the vaccine is the right thing to do. As the country seeks to turn the page on the pandemic, two UCLA professors who specialize in the impact of messaging efforts — Hal Hershfield and Keith Holyoak — have identified opportunities and challenges on the road to herd immunity.In March of 2020, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the novel c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Kicks Off in Africa ’s Most Populous Country
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Abuja, Nigeria, on March 6, 2021. First batch of COVAX vaccines arrived in March, country aims to inoculate 70% of 200 million people by 2022. Credit: Africa RenewalBy Leon Usigbe*UNITED NATIONS, May 4 2021 (IPS) Since the COVID-19 vaccination began in the US in mid-December 2020, Africa had been looking forward to its turn. For Nigeria, that time came on 2nd March 2021 when the first batch of 3.9 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the country from the Serum Institute of India. The delivery is part of a first phase of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Leon Usigbe Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Can't Help Falling In Love With A Vaccine: How Polio Campaign Beat Vaccine Hesitancy
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Brink Source Type: news

India ’s COVID-19 Crisis Is Spiraling Out of Control. It Didn’t Have to Be This Way
Dusk is falling in the Indian capital, and the acrid smell of burning bodies fills the air. It’s the evening of April 26, and at a tiny crematorium in a Delhi suburb, seven funeral pyres are still burning. “I have lived here all my life and pass through this area twice a day,” says local resident Gaurav Singh. “I have never seen so many bodies burning together.” Scenes of mass death are now unavoidable in what’s often called the world’s largest democracy. Social media is filled with images of body bags and urgent requests for medical aid. Indians gasping for breath are being turned...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Naina Bajekal Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature India Londontime Magazine Source Type: news

Scientists Report Creating the First Embryo With Human and Non-Human Primate Cells
In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera. The work, published in the journal Cell, describes the the first embryo containing both human and monkey cells that was cultured for 20 days. Led by Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, the study represents the culmination of decades of work in understanding early embryo development in non-human species, which Belmonte hopes will now apply to humans. But it is bound to raise serious ethical questions about the implications of combining human cells with those from a different species (even if it is a closely related one), and the...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

South Africa: Pfizer Vaccines Are Coming - Here's How South Africa Could Prepare Its Cold Chain
[Daily Maverick] South Africa previously rolled out the oral polio vaccine which must be stored at -20 degrees Celsius, like the Pfizer jab. Here's what it takes to keep up the cold chain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

European Regulators Find Possible Link Between AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine and Rare Clotting Disorder
(LONDON) — The European Union’s drug agency said Wednesday that it found a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and a rare clotting disorder but recommended that vaccinations continue in adults, saying the benefits of the shot still outweigh risks. The European Medicines Agency described the clots as “very rare” side effects. It said most of the cases reported have occurred in women under 60 within two weeks of vaccination — but based on the currently available evidence, it was not able to identify specific risk factors. Experts reviewed several dozen cases t...
Source: TIME: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARIA CHENG/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Three Women Working to Vaccinate Children Are Shot Dead in Afghanistan
The health workers were part of the government ’s polio vaccine campaign in Jalalabad, a city that has seen numerous attacks on women in recent months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Nossiter Tags: Civilian Casualties Vaccination and Immunization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Jalalabad (Afghanistan) Source Type: news

Three Women Working to Vaccinate Children Shot Dead in Afghanistan
The health workers were part of the government ’s polio vaccine campaign in Jalalabad, a city which has seen numerous attacks on women in recent months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Nossiter Tags: Civilian Casualties Vaccination and Immunization Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Jalalabad (Afghanistan) Source Type: news

Afghan officials: 3 women working in polio drive killed
Afghan officials say attackers have gunned down three women working to administer the polio vaccine in eastern Afghanistan (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Liberia: MoH to Complete Nationwide Polio Vaccine
[New Republic] The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Partners on the 26th day of March 2021 officially launched the 2021 Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pakistan launches anti-polio drive amid surge in coronavirus
Pakistani authorities have launched a five-day vaccination campaign against polio despite facing another surge of coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why Do We Need a COVID-19 Vaccine? A Plea From a Polio Survivor
As of March 2, 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost over 500,000 Americans ’ lives and approximately 2,500,000 deaths across the world. This ongoing pandemic has not spared any nation or people. It is wiping out older adults and people with complex medical conditions. Almost everyone has a friend, family member, or colleague who has faced challenges brought on by the cor onavirus pandemic and its deadly consequences. Amid this crisis, many have questions: Are we fighting this fight the right way? Are we moving in the right direction to end this pandemic? Most importantly, are we all in this mission together? Are we m...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Fatima A. Naqvi Source Type: news

Liberia: Government Launches Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Partners will on this 26th day of March 2021 officially launch the 2021 Nationwide Polio Vaccination Campaign in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'People are talking about the same things they talked about back then': COVID stirs up memories of polio
The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is reminding some of the last time there was an urgent drive to stop a feared virus. Although largely forgotten to history, the polio vaccine had a similarly bumpy road getting into northern Ontario arms back in the 1950s. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Sudbury Source Type: news

End Vaccine Apartheid Before Millions More Die
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 23 2021 (IPS) At least 85 poor countries will not have significant access to coronavirus vaccines before 2023. Unfortunately, a year’s delay will cause an estimated 2.5 million avoidable deaths in low and lower-middle income countries. As the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General has put it, the world is at the brink of a catastrophic moral failure. Anis Chowdhury Vaccine apartheid The EU, US, UK, Switzerland, Canada and their allies continue to block the developing country proposal to temporarily suspend the World Trade Organization (W...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Lessons From The Past And Present For Controlling Covid-19: Polio
Thanks to vaccines, polio prevalence has been reduced to a small sliver of what it once was. What takeaways from the eradication effort can we apply to our attempts to vaccinate against Covid-19? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Joe Amon and Christina WillePHILADELPHIA, US, Mar 3 2021 (IPS) In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a certain hour of the evening, people in cities around the world opened their windows or stood on their rooftops and banged pots and rang bells. As the coronavirus spread and the number of deaths mounted, it was a moment for people distancing themselves from others to show solidarity and appreciation for the heroic work of health...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joe Amon and Christina Wille Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news