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Regional countries urged to take advantage of PAHO Strategic Fund - GlobalPost

Regional countries urged to take advantage of PAHO Strategic Fund - GlobalPost | vaccination | Scoop.it
Regional countries urged to take advantage of PAHO Strategic Fund GlobalPost “The objective is to help countries increase their access to medicines and assure these are of high quality and available at competitive prices, to help them deal with the...
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400 Scientists Say We have a unique opportunity to end polio, sign declaration: Emory

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Hundreds of scientists and technical experts from 80 countries launched the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication on 11 April 2013. The world has never been closer to a world free from polio. At this unique moment, scientists have come together to stress the achievability of polio eradication and endorse the Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan, a new strategy by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to reach and sustain eradication.

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Long shadow cast by MMR scare

Long shadow cast by MMR scare | vaccination | Scoop.it
It is 15 years since the MMR vaccine scare, but although immunisation rates have now fully recovered the current surge in measles cases can still be attributed to the now-discredited scare over the jab.
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Tufts Health Plan President and CEO James Roosevelt: US must see polio eradication to the end - The Hill's Global Affairs

Tufts Health Plan President and CEO James Roosevelt: US must see polio eradication to the end - The Hill's Global Affairs | vaccination | Scoop.it
Guest Commentary One of our country’s most remarkable achievements is something few of us think about anymore.
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From the grandson of polio victim FDR, one of the most prominent backers of the March of Dimes campaign

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A promising and difficult plan to end polio

A promising and difficult plan to end polio | vaccination | Scoop.it
A new plan is promising, but difficult.
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Wiping out a disease is an extraordinary accomplishment; it has been done only once before, with smallpox. Yet as polio case numbers plunge, the task of complete eradication grows harder

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Global Vaccine Summit to Recognize Progress in Immunizing all Children Everywhere - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Global Vaccine Summit to Recognize Progress in Immunizing all Children Everywhere - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | vaccination | Scoop.it
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Uninformed skepticism clouds safety of vaccines

Uninformed skepticism clouds safety of vaccines | vaccination | Scoop.it
The unsubstantiated suspicion that it could be neurotoxic may be one reason for lower vaccine rates in some parts of North America.
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Rwanda's measles-rubella vaccine campaign: Q and A with Health Minister Agnès Binagwaho - 2013 - GAVI features - News - Library - GAVI Alliance

Rwanda's measles-rubella vaccine campaign: Q and A with Health Minister Agnès Binagwaho - 2013 - GAVI features - News - Library - GAVI Alliance | vaccination | Scoop.it
Rwanda is the first country in Africa to introduce the conjugate measles and rubella vaccine with support from the GAVI Alliance. When this immunisation campaign was launched, Agnès Binagwaho, Minister of Health of Rwanda, answered GAVI’s questions.
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UN News - Chad: four million children targeted in UN-backed immunization campaign

UN News - Chad: four million children targeted in UN-backed immunization campaign | vaccination | Scoop.it
Eradicating polio, boosting vitamin A and de-worming four million children under the age of five are the goals of a three-day campaign launched today by the Chadian Government with the support of United Nations agencies and their partners.
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EAP 2012-2013:GLOBAL POLIO ERADICATION INITIATIVE

EAP 2012-2013:GLOBAL POLIO ERADICATION INITIATIVE | vaccination | Scoop.it
The over-riding goal of the Global Polio Emergency Action Plan(EAP) is to help the remaining Polio-Infected area of Nigeria (EAP 2012-2013:GLOBAL POLIO ERADICATION INITIATIVE - #NigerianDocuments #NigerianData http://t.co/G9vPBJNEEj)...
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To the Women Who Fight Polio: You Are My Heroes

To the Women Who Fight Polio: You Are My Heroes | vaccination | Scoop.it
Today is an amazing day. When I was a little girl, I was happy to see my grandfather giving flowers to my grandmother, and my dad giving flowers to my mom. Even I got flowers and thought, "what a good day to be a girl!
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2nd case of measles confirmed in Central Florida

2nd case of measles confirmed in Central Florida | vaccination | Scoop.it
Health officials are urging Central Floridians to ensure their vaccinations are up to date after a second measles case was confirmed in Seminole County, the first two reported in almost two decades.
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Scientists back roadmap to rid world of polio by 2018 - SciDev.Net

Scientists back roadmap to rid world of polio by 2018 - SciDev.Net | vaccination | Scoop.it
A new plan to eliminate polioviruses could eradicate the disease within five years, say 400 experts in a declaration today.
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Polio could be wiped off the face of the Earth in five years if plans to eliminate both wild  and vaccine-derived polioviruses are implemented.

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Urgent search for flu source

Urgent search for flu source | vaccination | Scoop.it
Researchers suspect H7N9 virus is in bird markets as human cases rise rapidly.
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Virologists know its name: H7N9. What they don’t yet know is whether this novel avian influenza virus — first reported in humans in China less than two weeks ago — will rapidly fizzle out, become established in animal hosts to fuel future human outbreaks, or morph into a virus that can spread easily between people and spark a deadly pandemic

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The Fight to End Pandemics - Forbes

The Fight to End Pandemics - Forbes | vaccination | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note:  Larry Brilliant is CEO of Skoll Global Threats Fund which works on climate, nuclear, pandemic, water and Middle East conflicts. Brilliant helped lead the successful WHO smallpox eradication programme in India.
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"For historical importance on today’s WHO birthday list, however, nothing tops the heroic struggle to eradicate polio"

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An open letter to my dad on the occasion of his recent anti-vax Facebook postings

An open letter to my dad on the occasion of his recent anti-vax Facebook postings | vaccination | Scoop.it
Dear Pa, I know you care deeply about many issues, especially social justice.
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Vaccines are safe, and critical for public health; Anti-Vaccination nuts like Andrew Wakefield and Jenny McCarthy have caused great harm with no scientific basis.

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Measles elimination in Europe: finishing the job

Measles elimination in Europe: finishing the job | vaccination | Scoop.it
Most children in Europe are vaccinated against measles. The trouble is that while the majority may be protected, eliminating the disease requires almost every
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They still have areas with less than 80% coverage; more work is needed

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No polio case reported in two years - AngolaPress

No polio case reported in two years - AngolaPress | vaccination | Scoop.it
No polio case reported in two years AngolaPress Benguela – Angola has to registered any new case of polio since July 7, 2011, the date of the last notification of this global scourge in the district of Quimbele, northern Uige province, announced on...
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News Wales > Health > Thirty-eight hospitalized as Swansea measles cases hit 252

18 Mar 2013 - Public Health Wales is urging parents to make sure their children receive the MMR vaccination as cases in the Swansea area outbreak reach...
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New study suggests potential shift in burden of pneumococcal disease

New study suggests potential shift in burden of pneumococcal disease | vaccination | Scoop.it
New studies revealed today by Latin American researchers and global health leaders suggest that the highest burden of deadly pneumococcal disease in Latin America may be shifting to adults as countries successfully immunize more infants with new...
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Images of India Beating Polio: Two Years Without a New Case

Images of India Beating Polio: Two Years Without a New Case | vaccination | Scoop.it
Scenes from the historic vaccination movement (RT @MiaFarrow: India has now gone two full years without a single new case of polio http://t.co/3mEXsHEsYb)...
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Court orders to reinstate bin Laden polio campaign workers

The Peshawar High Court’s Abbottabad bench has ordered to restore the services of 17 health workers terminated for their involvement in a fake polio vaccination campaign that helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, a defense lawyer said Thursday.


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