polio

0 Skepticism of vaccine programs overseas made worse by Zero Dark Thirty film

Is it foreign aid or covert aid?Flickr, johanoomen Journalist Rob Crilly rightfully criticizes the film Zero Dark Thirty for getting its facts wrong about the CIA vaccination campaign that sought to confirm the DNA of bin Laden’s children. The truth is dangerous enough. But Zero Dark Thirty risks making a difficult situation worse…

0 A(nother) polio emergency, perhaps the final one

The world is close to eradicating polio but this infectious disease has a tendency — like the whack-a-mole game — to pop up just when you think you’ve got it put down. The polio eradication campaign has been quite successful, getting rid of endemic polio in all but three countries:…

0 Polio spreading from Pakistan to China

This is a discouraging reminder that global health is truly global, especially when it comes to infectious disease. As NPR’s Joe Neel reports today, Pakistan’s failure to eliminate polio appears to have spilled over into China and threatens to spread even wider. Neel reports: The World Health Organization says the…

0 FC End Polio

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has teamed up with FC Barcelona (which, for you non-soccer fans, is thought to be the best team in the world) to promote the polio eradication campaign. “Just as football is a universal sport with the power to transform lives, vaccines are a universal…