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1 HOUR AGO - Huffington Post

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Yemen's Healthcare Services Are On The Brink Of Collapse, WHO Says

By Magdalena Mis LONDON, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health services in Yemen are on the brink of collapse amid critical shortages of life-saving medicines, oxygen and fuel, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Prices of essential medicines have increased by more than 300 percent, and the shortage of water has increased the risk of diarrhea and ...

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APR 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Soldiers Bring Vaccines To People In Areas Prone To Attacks From Boko Haram

This post originally appeared on IRIN News. MAROUA, 13 April 2015 (IRIN) - How do you vaccinate women and children against polio in remote areas prone to attack from Boko Haram militants? Arm the soldiers with vaccine. This is exactly what has happened with great success in northern Cameroon. Following a series of abductions last year by Boko Haram groups, ...

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APR 17, 2015 - Chicago Tribune

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The making and the legacy of Chicago's Cardinal Francis George

Think back to the high-school-freshman you — uncertain, fragile, insecure. Put yourself now in the shoes, and the crutches, of young Francis George from St. Pascal Parish in Portage Park. Polio had robbed him of baseball, bicycling and running. He had lost several months of school yet finished...

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APR 13, 2015 - Forbes

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Polio Vaccine Found "Safe and Effective" 60 Years Ago: What Would Salk Think Today?

It was 60 years ago yesterday that the nation heaved an enormous collective sigh of relief. The largest clinical trial for a vaccine in history had concluded, the data had been collected and analyzed, and the results were announced on April 12, 1955, coincidentally the ten-year anniversary of polio sufferer [...]

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APR 09, 2015 - Seattle Times

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Polio vaccine at 60: triumphs, enduring battles and lessons

The discovery of the polio vaccine in 1955 by a research team led by Jonas Salk and its success — the last U.S. case was in 1979 — is a reminder to health providers and consumers amid the measles outbreak from a single infected person at Disneyland late last year.

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