Religious Leaders Can End Harmful Cultural Practices & Advance Women’s Empowerment
This article was published first by Reuters (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Seth Berkley and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Gender Gender Identity Global Global Governance Headlines Health Religion Women's Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bill Gates, Dangote to Provide U.S.$1 Million Polio Cold Chain Facilities
[Daily Trust] Gusau -The Zamfara State Government, Bill & Millinda Gate Foundation and Dangote Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to procure $1 million full cold chain facilities for the state, the state commissioner for health Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu Gummi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Survivors Narrate Ordeal As Colleague Launches Book, Comic Movie
[Guardian] Polio survivors have cried out to the government to fulfill its promise of ensuring a better life through provision of employment and transportation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 50 Percent Slash in Immunization, Polio Budget Deadly - CSOs
[Daily Trust] A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the platform of Partnership for Advocacy in Children and Family Health (PACFaH) has raised alarm that the 50% slash in the allocations for polio eradication and routine immunization (RI) in the 2016 budget will spell doom for Nigerian children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: The Five Proven Strategies to Boost Immunisation Coverage
[New Times] Vaccines are recognised among "best buys" in the global health field. They provide the best return on investment in terms of saved lives and improved health outcomes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Group Decries Cut in Polio Budget
[Daily Trust] A consortium of eight non-governmental organizations working for the promotion of children and women health under the aegis of the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) has expressed concern over the decision of the National Assembly to reduce the budgetary provision for polio immunization in the proposed 2016 budget. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: 10 Arrested Over Polio Immunisation
[Monitor] Mayuge -At least 10 members of a Christian religious group, Njiri Nkalu, are being held by police in Mayuge District after an operation by the police and health workers who forcefully immunised more than 200 children against polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Here's How Many Lives Vaccines Save Each Year
Vaccines avert between 2 and 3 million deaths each year, but far too many infants still aren’t receiving lifesaving immunizations, according to the World Health Organization. Saturday marked the end of World Immunization Week, an awareness event that highlights gains and areas of need when it comes to disseminating vaccines. While there is cause to celebrate, WHO noted that vaccination targets are still “off track,” especially considering that an estimated 18.7 million infants did not receive routine immunization services in 2014. “Polio was eliminated in one country, tetanus in three, and rubella i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Who Cautions FG Against Outbreak of Polio
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) at the weekend disclosed that Nigeria was yet to be certified free from the Polio virus and could record fresh cases any moment if proper measures were not taken. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Noah’s story: Enterovirus and a race against the clock
“I’m so excited to babyproof my house,” says Elisa Holt. “I haven’t had to. Now, Noah wants to climb and do all of these normal baby things.” The toddler, born in March 2014, sailed through his first six months of life. As summer turned to fall, enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a mysterious virus linked with paralysis, started to dominate headlines. On Oct. 3, 2014, Elisa was nursing Noah when she realized something was wrong with her son. “I went to sit him up and he just fell over. I did it again and the same thing happened.” When she realized he wasn’t moving his feet, legs...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Department of Neurology Dr. Donna Nimec Dr. Mark Gorman enterovirus D68 Guillain Barre Syndrome Source Type: news

Uganda: New Injectable Polio Drug Offers Best Protection
[Monitor] Uganda is joining 47 other countries in Africa and 155 countries worldwide to switch from the oral polio vaccine to an injectable vaccine in a bid to eliminate polio by 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Mixed Reactions As President Buhari Slashes Immunisation, Polio Funds
[This Day] Following the decline in the health budgetary allocation for 2016, especially on the funding for immunisation and polio for the year, the coalition of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) and the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFAH) has frowned at the slashed funding of routine immunisation and polio eradication from N8 billion to N4 billion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCTA Intensifies Effort On Polio Eradication - Permanent Secretary
[Daily Trust] The Federal Capital Territory Administration will scale up poliomyelitis immunisation exercise in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to completely eradicate the disease which was last reported in Abuja in 2013. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Talking Science: Facts About Vaccines and Herd Immunity
This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity. But first... What exactly IS a vaccine? A vaccine is a biological agent that stimulates a person's immune system to produce immunity to a specific pathogen, protecting the person from a disease. That's how vaccines work. You get an inactivated, attenuated, or a portion of the version of the pathogen you're hoping to avoid. According to the CDC, routine vaccines given to children in the last two decades will prevent hundreds of millions illnesses, tens of millions h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking Science: Facts About Vaccines and Herd Immunity
This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity. But first... What exactly IS a vaccine? A vaccine is a biological agent that stimulates a person's immune system to produce immunity to a specific pathogen, protecting the person from a disease. That's how vaccines work. You get an inactivated, attenuated, or a portion of the version of the pathogen you're hoping to avoid. According to the CDC, routine vaccines given to children in the last two decades will prevent hundreds of millions illnesses, tens of millions h...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - FCTA to Immunise Children in IDPs Camps
[This Day] Abuja -The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Monday said It would immunise children in Internally Displaced Persons camps, nomadic settlements, among others, against polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Focus On North Opens "Immunity Gap" in South
[Daily Trust] National Primary Health Care Development Agency is concerned about growing "immunity gap" in southern states where uptake of immunisation has fallen as a result of long-held focus of authorities on states in the north. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: Mauritius Marks World Immunisation Week
[Government of Mauritius] Activities to mark World Immunisation Week, a week dedicated to promote the importance of vaccination and provide an opportunity to strengthen immunisation services and systems, kicked off this morning at Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebène with the distribution of a pamphlet 'Guide sur la Vaccination', a guide offering immunisation information, and the launching of the polio switch as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

[In Brief] News at a glance
In science news around the world, earthquakes devastate Japan and Ecuador, the U.S. Department of Agriculture determines that CRISPR-Cas9–modified foods do not fall under its jurisdiction, the U.S. National Park Service sees little hope for the survival of Isle Royale's remaining two severely inbred wolves, 155 countries begin a switch in polio vaccines that could be a harbinger of the imminent eradication of the disease, scientists call for research on a deadly wheat fungus that has now spread to Bangladesh, Brazil's president legalizes an untested cancer drug, and more. Also, a new catalog of the calls of Mexican b...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Science Magazine (mailto:soleditor at aaas.org) Source Type: news

National polio immunization campaign concludes in Yemen
Sana'a, 21 April 2016 – Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population, with support from WHO and UNICEF, has concluded a national house-to-house polio immunization campaign, targeting 5 019 948 children under the age of 5 across the country. During the campaign, more than 4.5 million children (90% of target) were successfully vaccinated by more than 40  000 health workers.  Members of local councils and civil society representatives were engaged to mobilize support and raise awareness about the importance of the polio vaccination among communities. The campaign reached children in high-risk ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 21, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

7 Police Officers Guarding Vaccination Team in Pakistan Are Shot Dead
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, and officials said they were investigating whether the attacks were connected to the immunization campaign. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ZIA ur-REHMAN and SALMAN MASOOD Tags: Karachi (Pakistan) Vaccination and Immunization Poliomyelitis Taliban Terrorism Source Type: news

Seven shot dead in Pakistan polio attack
Motorcycle gunmen shoot dead seven policemen in the Pakistani city of Karachi in the latest attack against polio vaccination. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Countries around world begin switch to new polio vaccine
More than 150 countries around the world have begun a synchronized switch to a different oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in the effort to eliminate the disease. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

VIDEO: How a new vaccine could eradicate polio
More than 150 countries are switching to a different vaccine to target polio. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunizations — Stop Sickness Before It Starts
Immunization is one of the best ways you can protect yourself and your children against infectious disease. By stimulating your body's natural resistance to disease — thereby creating immunity — vaccines are your first line of defense against the likes of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. “Were it not for the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New Polio Vaccine Rolled Out In Massive Synchronized Worldwide Switch
155 countries and territories are switching to a different polio vaccine, in what health officials say is the next step to completely eradicating the disease worldwide. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

VIDEO: Polio vaccine switch in eradication bid
More than 150 countries have begun switching to a different polio vaccine in a push to eradicate the disease completely. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine switched in push to end polio
More than 150 countries begin switching to a different polio vaccine - an important milestone towards eradicating the disease, health campaigners say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio vaccine update enters 'uncharted territory' to wipe out incurable illness
In a huge immunization effort in 150 countries, health teams will on Sunday launch what they hope will be the final push against polio. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Africa: World's Largest, Fastest Vaccine Rollout Targets Polio's 'Final Strongholds' - UN Initiative
[UN News] In a massive undertaking aimed at stamping out polio once and for all - dubbed 'the switch' - a United Nations-backed eradication initiative will next week begin the largest and fastest globally coordinated rollout of a vaccine into routine immunization programmes in history. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Latest battle to wipe out polio begins with vast vaccine switch
LONDON, (Reuters) - In a huge immunization effort in 150 countries, health teams will on Sunday launch what they hope will be the final push against polio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: Polio-Free World in Sight as Largest Vaccine Rollout in History Kicks Off
[Unicef] Geneva -Next week marks the beginning of the largest and fastest globally coordinated rollout of a vaccine into routine immunization programs in history. Between 17 April and 1 May, 155 countries and territories around the world will stop using the trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV), which protects against all three strains of wild poliovirus, and replace it with bivalent OPV (bOPV), which protects against the remaining two wild polio strains, types 1 and 3. This effort will provide better protection for children (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World’s largest, fastest vaccine rollout targets polio’s ‘final strongholds’ – UN initiative
In a massive undertaking aimed at stamping out polio once and for all – dubbed ‘the switch’ – a United Nations-backed eradication initiative will next week begin the largest and fastest globally coordinated rollout of a vaccine into routine immunization programmes in history. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Uganda: Ministry Opts for Injectable Polio Vaccine
[Monitor] Masaka -As part of Uganda's efforts to realise a polio-free country, the Ministry of Health is yet to introduce a new injectable polio vaccine (IPV) administered to all children below the age of five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: UNICEF, Sudan Start Polio Shots
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese government and Unicef have launched a nationwide polio vaccination campaign that targets 4 million children under the age of five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 2016 - U.S.$274 Million Needed for Polio Campaign
[Leadership] To permanently halt the spread of polio in Nigeria after the de-listing of the country in the list of polio endemic countries, the sum of $274 million will be needed from foreign donors in 2016 for the campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This is why Kenyan bishops are urging people to resist WHO's polio vaccine
(NaturalNews) Bishops of the Catholic Church in Kenya have for years warned residents of the country not to get the World Health Organization's polio vaccine. The reason the clergy have urged Kenyans to refuse this vaccine was stated simply and concisely in an article by Steven Mosher... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet The Italian Doctor Using Facebook To Fight Anti-Vaxxers
Shocked by the growing number of children who die from vaccine-preventable diseases in Italy -- as well as stories of parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids -- a professor of microbiology and virology has decided to take on anti-vaxxers where they spread misinformation: on Facebook. For the more than 20,000 followers of his Facebook page, Dr. Roberto Burioni, a professor at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy, explains the science behind vaccines and uses scientific data to refute rumors about their dangers. When he is not citing scientific studies, he pegs hi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 2016 Budget - Don't Blame Legislators for Expunging Provisions for Polio, HIV/Aids - Tomori
[Vanguard] Last week, the legislators expunged certain allocations from the 2016 Federal Budget. Among the expunged funds are allocations for polio eradication and essential drugs for HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Health: For Polio Vaccines, a Worldwide Switch to New Version
A new oral polio vaccine will be stocked in more than 150 countries and territories. Switching it out with the old one will be a logistical test. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 11, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Pakistan Afghanistan Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Global Health: For Polio Vaccines, a Worldwide Switch to New Version
A new oral polio vaccine will be stocked in more than 150 countries and territories. Switching it out with the old one will be a logistical test. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Pakistan Afghanistan Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Global Health: For Polio Vaccines, a Worldwide Switch to New Version
A new oral polio vaccine will be stocked in more than 150 countries and territories. Switching it out with the old one will be a logistical test. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 11, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Poliomyelitis Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

Future Challenges for Vaccinologists
Vaccination is one of the cheapest health-care interventions that have saved more lives than any other drugs or therapies. Due to successful immunization programs we rarely hear about some of the common diseases of the early twentieth century including small pox and polio. Vaccination programs have also helped to increase food production notably poultry, cattle, and milk production due to lower incidence of infectious diseases in farm animals. Though vaccination programs have eradicated several diseases and increased the quality of life there are several diseases that have no effective vaccines. Currently there are no vacc...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - April 9, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

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Poliomyelitis (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - April 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Surveillance Systems to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication — Worldwide, 2014–2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 7, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Israel's Rotary Clubs Seek Mutually Beneficial Partnership with Volunteer EMS Organization to Help the Community
Jerusalem - March 30th, 2016 - Jacob Strulovich, Rotary Israel’s Director of Professional Development Programs, Rotary Israel’s Director of Professional Development Programs, has been dreaming of building closer connections with United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer EMS rescue squad due to the commonalities shared by both organizations. “Rotary was founded on the basis of business meetings and the first agenda that built the organization was four professionals that wanted to help each other. A lawyer helps an accountant who helps a businessman. Later on the international rotary organization ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 5, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Israel's Rotary Clubs Seek Mutually Beneficial Partnership with Volunteer EMS Organization to Help the Community
Jerusalem - March 30th, 2016 - Jacob Strulovich, Rotary Israel’s Director of Professional Development Programs, Rotary Israel’s Director of Professional Development Programs, has been dreaming of building closer connections with United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer EMS rescue squad due to the commonalities shared by both organizations. “Rotary was founded on the basis of business meetings and the first agenda that built the organization was four professionals that wanted to help each other. A lawyer helps an accountant who helps a businessman. Later on the international rotary organization ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 5, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Israel's Rotary Clubs Seek Mutually Beneficial Partnership with Volunteer EMS Organization to Help the Community
Jerusalem - March 30th, 2016 - Jacob Strulovich, Rotary Israel’s Director of Professional Development Programs, Rotary Israel’s Director of Professional Development Programs, has been dreaming of building closer connections with United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer EMS rescue squad due to the commonalities shared by both organizations. “Rotary was founded on the basis of business meetings and the first agenda that built the organization was four professionals that wanted to help each other. A lawyer helps an accountant who helps a businessman. Later on the international rotary organization ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 5, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Israel's Rotary Clubs Seek Mutually Beneficial Partnership with Volunteer EMS Organization to Help the Community
Jerusalem - March 30th, 2016 - Jacob Strulovich, Rotary Israel’s Director of Professional Development Programs, Rotary Israel’s Director of Professional Development Programs, has been dreaming of building closer connections with United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer EMS rescue squad due to the commonalities shared by both organizations. “Rotary was founded on the basis of business meetings and the first agenda that built the organization was four professionals that wanted to help each other. A lawyer helps an accountant who helps a businessman. Later on the international rotary organization ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 5, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news