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An article from the Wall Street Journal
January 22, 2016 - The world may well see its last case of polio in 2016, Bill and Melinda Gates said Friday, an event that would start a countdown toward the official eradication of the highly contagious and crippling disease.   “It’s possible...
An article from AllAfrica
January 20, 2016 - Beginning Saturday, the Ministry of Health will immunise children below five years against the polio virus using the oral polio vaccine.   According to the Permanent Secretary, Dr Asuman Lukwago, the vaccination campaign will...
An article from Reuters
January 20, 2016 - The Gavi global alliance for vaccines and immunization group signed a $5 million advance purchase commitment on Wednesday to buy a vaccine being developed by Merck to protect against future outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus...
An article from NPR
January 19, 2016 - Last Thursday, the World Health Organization declared the end to two horrific years of the West African Ebola epidemic.   Later on the same day, the Ministry of Health in Sierra Leone announced that a patient with Ebola died in...
An article from AllAfrica
January 19, 2016 - The warning by the World Health Organisation (WHO) over the apparently unstoppable spread of cholera in Tanzania should act as a wake-up call for health authorities to spring into action. For more than four months now, the...
An article from AllAfrica
January 18, 2016 - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that efforts to contain cholera, which has killed over 200 people in Tanzania since last August, may not bear fruit soon unless there is a major overhaul of sanitation systems.  ...
An article from the New York Times
January 17, 2016 - Two days before delivering his last State of the Union address, President Obama called one of his top advisers into the Oval Office and said he had decided to add a major pledge to the speech that his team had neither discussed...
An article from AllAfrica
January 16, 2016 - The global supply of oral cholera vaccines (OCV) is set to double this year after the World Health Organisation approved a third producer, helping to address global shortages and expand access in more countries.   The vaccine...
An article from Reuters
January 15, 2016 - A woman who died of Ebola this week in Sierra Leone potentially exposed dozens of other people to the disease, according to an aid agency report on Friday, raising the risk of more cases just as the deadliest outbreak on record...
An article from Sourth China Morning Post
January 15, 2016 - The number of dengue cases in Thailand is expected to spike this year, a researcher said, as experts from across Asia met to discuss introduction of the first ever dengue vaccine to control and prevent the disease.   Dengue –...
An article from Devex
January 11, 2016 - There were so many opportunities for the Ebola virus to invade Guinea-Bissau. A farmer unknowingly carrying the disease could come in undetected from neighboring Guinea to tend his crops. An infected trader could arrive by bus...
An article from the Express Tribune
January 11, 2016 - BAHAWALPUR/QUETTA: The sample of a four-year-old boy from Rahimyar Khan in Punjab has tested positive for poliovirus, taking the count of polio cases of 2015 to 52. This is reportedly the first case in the district in the past...
An article from the Indian Express
January 9, 2016 - Dr Seth Berkeley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is currently in India and has inked an agreement for $500 million to support India’s immunisation drive. Berkeley shares his views on the government’s engagement on vaccination...
An article from Deutsche Welle
January 8, 2016 - The WHO hopes to address global shortages of cholera vaccines by doubling its supply in 2016. Just three companies currently have the world body's stamp of approval to create these medicines. The World Health Organization (WHO)...
An article from the Washington Post
January 8, 2016 - By Anthony S. Fauci   Anthony S. Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.   In the summer of 1981, the world became aware of a mysterious new disease...
An article from the WHO
January 7, 2016 - On 3 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Oman notified WHO of 1 additional case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.   Details of the case   A 44-year-old male from the North Batinah...
An article from Voice of America
January 6, 2016 - The goal of eradicating polio worldwide is within sight.  But public health officials must make sure that vaccines administered after that point cannot cause a recurrence of the disease. Researchers in Britain have come up with a...
An article from the Times of India
January 5, 2016 - In a world where various pressing humanitarian challenges continue to prevail, Rotary International—one of the world's largest humanitarian service organizations—by way of one of its major corporate projects, has already managed...
An article from the World Bank Group Blog
January 5, 2016 - Amid the devastating effects of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak to human lives, communities, institutions, systems and the economy, there are lessons to be learned for the region to be better prepared to handle future outbreaks.  ...
An article from Doctors Without Borders
January 5, 2016 - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency teams have vaccinated almost 10,000 children in the Gadzi area of the Central African Republic, about 300 kilometres west of Bangui, after the appearance of several cases of measles led...

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