Unsettled World Creates New Challenges for Polio Eradication—IMB Stopping all polio transmission by the end of 2016 will require enhanced security for immunization campaigns and devising ways to vaccinate children in increasingly complicated settings, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication initiative argues in its October report.
Rights On the Alameda Through a series of high-level plenaries, as well as smaller panels and side events, participants agreed that the new Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs) focus on equity offers an opportunity to address both the "unfinished" MDG maternal, neonatal and child health agenda and anticipate the needs of today's girls and adolescents, many of whom will be tomorrow's mothers.
Bordering on the Elimination of NTDs Worldwide, more than one billion people, the majority of whom are children, are infected with an NTD. Nearly 500,000 people die from NTD infection each year.
WHO’s SAGE Gives Final Nod to April Polio Vaccine Switch The vaccine switch calls on all national immunization programs to move from a trivalent OPV that provides immunity for all three types of wild, or naturally occurring, poliovirus to a bivalent version that addresses only types 1 and 3.
The Nexus of Faith and Health The contribution of faith-based organizations (FBOs) to health services and in reaching poor communities around the world has long been the subject of debate among public health experts and policymakers. To explore the nexus between faith and health, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center convened two recent events. The first focused on faith-based organizations and family planning in Kenya, and the