Tag: polio

“Of the people, by the people, for the people”

Communications and advocacy form the bedrock of reaching children with vaccines in Bangladesh Leilia Dore, World Health Organization A mother in Bangladesh explains to me that bringing her child for vaccinations is one of the most important things she can do to protect her...

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A very important issue to understand and counter, to make sure all kids get the healthy start in life they deserve.  npr: A decade ago in Nigeria, rumors spread that polio vaccines were surreptitious sterilization...

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#TBT to the 1950s, when the polio vaccine was first developed in the US.  Years later Salk’s vaccine is still helping save lives and bring us closer to eradication – find out...

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Polio and Ebola: Legacy in Action

Surveillance experts from India are working to strengthen the Ebola outbreak response in Sierra Leone In January 2015, 26 surveillance experts from the National Polio Surveillance Programme (NPSP) in India boarded a plane that would take them to western...

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Why do vaccines work? jtotheizzoe takes a good look at history and science to explain. Catch his full blog here.  (Source:...

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A Community Approach to World Pneumonia Day

Huma Khawar, freelance journalist and communications consultant, Pakistan.  Vaccine implementation requires policy and community-level approaches to ensure on the one hand that vaccines are available and on the other hand that parents bring their children to be...

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Polio endgame begins on a high

Eradicating polio from the face of the earth has sometimes seemed as challenging as climbing Mount Everest, so it’s appropriate that a critical next stage in the polio endgame started in the home of the world’s tallest...

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