Since May of this year, 10 polio cases have been confirmed in Kenya and 95 in Somalia.
One polio infection could set back eradication efforts in Africa.
The world’s largest public health campaign is about to enter a new phase.
This is a special guest post from Ramesh Ferris, a polio survivor, a Rotarian, and author of the book Better Than a Cure, One Man's Journey to Free the World of Polio
The continued targeting of health workers is posing a severe challenge to public-health communities and their collective ambition to reach every child with lifesaving vaccines.
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.
The attacks in Nigeria suggest that Islamist inspired terrorist groups are opening a new, global front against health workers.
Polio will not be eradicated globally until Pakistan is no longer a polio endemic country. Murdered workers were doing their job in the service of children, but also in the service of humanity.
PSI Impact magazine, for which I am a contributor, asked its readers to nominate 10 great global health moments of the past year, then asked experts write profiles of each milestone. This list will lift your spirits.