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Mozambique Declared Polio-Free: Health Ministry

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact

MAPUTO, July 11 (Reuters) - Mozambique has been certified free of polio, the health ministry said on Monday, comparing the achievement to the country...

Polio Eradication: It's not over until it's over

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

By: Garba Abdu It has been a long time coming, but when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declares Africa polio-free, our challenges may...

Here's The Truth About Vaccines And Herd Immunity

Natalia Reagan | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Natalia Reagan

This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity.

How the Polio Vaccine Continues to Change History

Saleena Subaiya | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Saleena Subaiya

In celebration of World Immunization Week, this short video shows us the experience of polio through the eyes of a polio survivor and one of the world's foremost polio experts, Stephen Cochi.

Polio Could Be Eradicated Globally By End Of Decade: Experts

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - In a huge immunisation effort in 150 countries, health teams will on Sunday launch what they hope will be the final push ...

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Sally Swanson

At times I've wondered why I was drawn to an understanding of how individuals with disabilities function in our environment. Although my direction began in earnest and continues relentlessly to explore how one's environment can support and nourish one's outlook and daily perspective. This is a passion that has grown since I was very young.

The War on Polio

Jessica Saifee | Posted 04.08.2016 | College
Jessica Saifee

Pakistan, the World Health Organization's final battleground in the fight against polio, still has a long way to go before universal immunization becomes a reality.

Game of Silence's Eileen Grubba Shines a Light on Actors With Disabilities

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

I spoke to Grubba about her journey as an actress in Hollywood - not an easy path to say the least - which makes her triumphs all the more inspiring.

The Best of America: Part I

Deborah Derrick | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

In a matter of weeks, I'll be stepping away from nearly eight years of working to promote global health. I hardly knew how absorbed I'd get in this ...

Zika, Vaccines and Climate Change: Convergence of Right and Left Extremism

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Consider two people circumnavigating the globe at the equator from the same starting point but moving in opposite directions; the two points furthest apart converge at the end where the journey began; so too here with anti-science zealotry on left and right: They merge together in a bond of extremism. Nowhere can this circle of delusion be seen better than with the emergence of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that can cause devastating brain damage in newborns.

Why This CEO Believes Polio Will Be Eradicated Worldwide In 5 Years

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

It can't just be cancer. In the next five years, humanity can eradicate polio and make substantial gains against other communicable diseases, Steve Da...

Polio Outbreak In Ukraine Prompts WHO Call To Action

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The World Health Organization is urging Ukraine's health ministry to declare a state of emergency due to a polio outbreak, a mov...

The US Government Must Continue to Lead Efforts to End Polio

Justine Lucas | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Justine Lucas

In the past 27 years, the global community has made enormous progress toward seeing a world without polio. Today, on World Polio Day, we celebrate that fewer children than ever before must live with the scourge of this disease.

Mom Has Helped Vaccinate More Than 95 Percent Of Kids In Her Area

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact

Whenever a new family moves to town, local officials immediately alert Halima Ibrahim Zubair, 37, who’s known around these parts as “Maman Polio...

Watch Polio Disappear From 125 Countries

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.24.2015 | Impact

Saturday marks World Polio Day and health advocates have good reason to celebrate considering that cases have decreased by more than 99 percent in les...

'Is Mommy Okay?'

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristie Stumpf Rork

Luckily, there are vaccines that prevent these viruses, and many others, from destroying our children. Vaccines that keep our families safe and intact. So no parent has to worry about whether their child will die, or worse, be permanently disabled by a preventable disease.

Nigeria Officially Marks Major Polio Milestone

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact

Nigeria has officially rid itself of the transmission of polio, which means Africa is one step closer to being completely free of the disease, the Wor...

Here's What Donald Trump Needs To Know About Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.25.2015 | Science

No matter what Donald Trump says, science has provided ample evidence that childhood vaccine courses are safe, effective, and do not cause autism. P...

Friday Talking Points -- The Rehabilitation of Golf in the GOP

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.

Africa's 'Good News' Story on Polio, Squelched by its Own Champions

David Tereshchuk | Posted 08.14.2015 | Media
David Tereshchuk

An excess of caution right now within official ranks might be admirable. But I for one hope that the low-key reporting that has accompanied this caution will not diminish the thanks and congratulations that are due to millions of dedicated health-workers in Africa, both paid and voluntary, for their supremely heartening achievement.

It's Been 1 Year Since Africa Has Had Any New Polio Cases

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact

Tuesday marks one year since Africa has had any new polio cases, a monumental step toward the continent being completely rid of the disease. Since a c...

How to Kick Polio: My Stroll with Kelechi Uhegwu

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices
Ebenezar Wikina

World Polio Day is slated for October 24th but I think this stroll cannot wait till then. Kelechi was diagnosed with polio when she was just over 1 year old, and three decades after that diagnosis she tells me how she's been able to surmount the challenges life has brought her way.

Seattle's Polio Vaccination Rate Is Lower Than Many Developing Countries

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living

While the United States' polio vaccination rate among 1-year-olds sits around 93 percent, Seattle's rate is in free fall: Currently, only 81.4 percent...

Africa Is Going To Be Polio-Free Soon

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact

After years of frustrating pushback, Africa may soon be able to declare itself polio-free. The disease that affects mostly children under 5 and can...

'Every Last Child,' or Ways to Mistrust America

Erica Abeel | Posted 06.06.2016 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Admittedly grim, the film is compelling because documentarian Tom Roberts, a sophisticated craftsman, plays the story for suspense: Will the medical personnel striving to stamp out polio succeed in the face of the Taliban's murderous opposition?