Posts Tagged ‘polio’

The Fight to Make Nigeria Once Again Polio-Free

This blog post was written by Chizoba Unaeze, Program Manager, International Medical Corps Nigeria. International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, nonprofit, humanitarian aid organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering by providing emergency relief, health care training and development programs to those in great need. IMC is a Global Health Council 2017 member. In…

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GHC NEWS FLASH: GLOBAL HEALTH ROUNDUP 6/19/2017

GHC Participates in Delegation to CDC Last week, Global Health Council (GHC) co-led a small delegation of 15 members and partners to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the course of two days, delegates met with CDC leadership, participated in discussions with division directors, and toured the laboratories to learn more…

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Eradicating Polio Requires Protecting Vaccinators

By Dr. Christine Sow, Executive Director, Global Health Council. This post is part of the #ProtectingKids blog series. Read the whole series here. Vaccines against debilitating and deadly diseases save the lives of over 2.5 million children every year[i]. They are an arguably smart global investment with an economic return of 18-30%.[ii] Vaccine campaigns, especially in the developing…

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GHC Participates in Polio Advocacy Day on the Hill

Last week, in collaboration with the other members of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary International carried out an advocacy day to promote continued investment in the final push to end polio worldwide. GHC participated in the well-attended briefings held in the Capitol Visitors Center where Dr Chris Elias of the Gates Foundation updated congressional staff and Rotarians about the…

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FC Barcelona's New Goal

Bill Gates on the soccer team’s new partnership with the Gates Foundation in the fight to end polio Contrary to popular belief, I don’t spend a whole lot of time following soccer. But as I have travelled around the world to better understand global development and health, I’ve learned that soccer is truly universal. No…

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The Polio Vaccine: A Dose of Prevention

“It comes back,” said Dr. John Sever, Vice Chair of Rotary International’s International PolioPlus Committee, succinctly illustrating the danger of leaving polio eradication unfinished. Dr. Sever and Dr. David Bowen, Deputy Director of Global Health Policy and Advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, described the impressive achievements of the polio eradication campaign to…

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