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Bill Gates: Despite Attacks on Health Workers, Polio Eradication By 2018

Bill Gates is doing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) right now. For the uninitiated, this is when someone submits to be asked questions by Reddit users and answers as many as possible. I think he made some news with his response to the following question.

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The Pope’s Condom Evolution

Pope Benedict went from an ardent opponent to cautious supporter of condoms as a way to prevent the spread of disease.

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Polio Health Workers Massacred in Nigeria

The attacks in Nigeria suggest that Islamist inspired terrorist groups are opening a new, global front against health workers.

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Fighting TB in Africa’s Mines

A special guest post by Musa Mkoko, who is a former gold miner in South Africa.

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Not on A-1: Massive Flooding in Mozambique

One of the biggest global stories of the past few weeks that has gotten the least amount of media attention has been massive flooding in southern Africa.

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image via flickr from Novartis AG Ampoules containing the cells for vaccine production are stored at minus 170 degree celsius in a tank containing liquid nitrogen. One ampoule with cells is used for the production of one lot of vaccine.

Is “Vaccine Diplomacy” the Right Prescription for the Korean Peninsula?

An op-ed suggesting vaccines could aid diplomacy with North Korea sparks debate among experts.

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