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Humanity Affirming Statistic of the Day

Excellent news hot off the World Health Organization presses

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Map of the Day: Irresponsible European Parents

Europeans are opting out of vaccines for their children. This is dangerous

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Conflict Brings Measles Back to Central African Republic

The health-conflict nexus is real

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Health workers in Laos vaccinate against Measles and Rubella, from the Measles Rubella Initiaitve

UN Dispatch Podcast: Winning the Global Fight Against Measles

I caught up with Dr. Robert Kezaala of UNICEF who discusses the new data about measles infections worldwide, what strategies have worked to reduce measles deaths, and what more needs to be done to clear that final hurdle toward total global eradication. Have a listen!

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The Good News, Bad News and Mixed News From New World Health Statistics

The World Health Organization just released its annual World Health Statistics, in which number crunchers and statisticians distill the latest measurable trends in global health. Three data points worth watching.

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From Measles Initiative

1 Billion Children Vaccinated Against Measles in 10 Years

One or two hundred years from now, I can’t help but think historians will think of this as an axial age of global health.  Looking at the big picture, progress against common and deadly disease is the single most important story of our era.

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