polio

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…

16 Did CIA undermine global health by faking vaccines in hunt for Bin Laden?

by hitthatswitch, Flickr One of the chronic problems the international community has with almost every disease-fighting campaign has been the need to overcome mistrust — mistrust of government, of foreign health workers or outsider do-gooders in general. This is, for a variety of reasons, especially true of vaccines. So many…

1 Gates Foundation opens new round of requests for wacky ideas

Well, maybe not too wacky. The Gates Foundation is accepting proposals from scientists, engineers, inventors or anyone with a creative idea aimed at solving some key problems in global health. This is Round 7 for the Grand Challenges Exploration program, a $100 million initiative which offers $100,000 grants in seed…

10 Critics and fans spar on Bill Gates’ anti-polio push

Huh, we still have polio? That’s the first problem with the polio story. This is often the public reaction whenever there are news stories about the long-running — and, lately, increasingly frustrating — effort to rid the world of this crippling disease.  As recently as 1988, polio afflicted nearly half…

1 Bill Gates is Batman, says Daily Show’s Jon Stewart

On the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Bill Gates makes the case for polio eradication. At the end, Stewart calls Gates “Batman.” The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Bill Gates www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on…

0 Bill Gates pushing us to push polio into oblivion

In case you missed it, Bill Gates thinks we should eradicate polio. Not just him. You and me, too. Bill and Melinda Gates have given a lot of money — about $1.3 billion — in support of the global campaign to eradicate polio. But, as Gates has been saying a…