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Polio in Syria: An Urgent Reminder To End Polio At Its Source

I was saddened to learn yesterday of a tragic development in the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria. The World Health Organization reports that polio, a crippling and often deadly virus, has resurfaced 14 years after being driven from the country. Thankfully, the Syrian Ministry of Health and its regional counterparts appear to grasp the threat posed by the outbreak and have sprung into action. A vaccination campaign is already underway in the affected area, the first of many planned for the country and region in the coming weeks.

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The Daily Scoop: Climate Change, Brave Youth Activists, and More

The Daily Scoop of news headlines for October 30: Atlas of Health and Climate Change, 5 brave youth Activists you should know, and increasing resistance to drugs used to treat malaria and TB

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