Polio eradication teams are preparing to vaccinate 116 million children in western and central African nations, especially Nigeria. The virus, which can paralyze victims, was stamped out in India in 2014.
By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health workers are preparing to vaccinate more than 116 million children against polio across West and Central Africa in a drive to contain an outbreak of the disease in conflict-hit northeast Nigeria. Vaccination teams are aiming to reach every
The House is expected to start voting this morning on the GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The anticipated vote follows a chaotic day on Capitol Hill as GOP leaders raced to sway wary party members to vote for the American Health Care Act.
Rabiya had barely taken her first steps when she caught polio. Her young legs twisted inwards and became limp, leaving her unable to walk at all. She is now 18 and dreams of becoming a teacher, despite the heavy plastic braces supporting her fragile limbs – braces which, had she been born just one generation later, she may never have needed.
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Pakistan ist eines der letzten Länder, in dem die weltweite laufende Kampagne zur Ausrottung des Polio-Virus noch nicht ihr Ziel erreicht hat. Die Sicherheit des Landes ist instabil, das Gesundheitswesen des muslimischen Atom-Staates hat krasse Defizite.
Nicholas Domingo was the target of bullies at school. Drawing on his experiences as an adult, he created an alter ego, Captain Encouragement, and he’s crafted a message that he hopes to take across the US.