There is a vaccination that prevents it. There are drugs that can kill it. So, why has tuberculosis been so difficult to eradicate in our modern world?...
How to Eradicate Malaria
For those of us who spend our days and nights in the pursuit of the next drug or vaccine that will contribute to wiping out a global disease, we take inspiration anywhere we can get it. “A-ha” moments can strike at any point. Perfectly normal conversations with friends at a bar about sports or current events frequently derail into feverishly scribbling on a napkin about the next steps of an experiment. If you ask most scientists, they all have a favorite place for…
How close are we to eradicating HIV?
The world is getting closer to achieving one of the most important public health goals of our time: eradicating HIV. And to do this, we won’t even have to cure the disease. We simply have to stop HIV from being transmitted until eventually it fizzles out. Philip A. Chan explores the preventive strategies helping us tackle HIV and the possibility of ending the epidemic.
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We understand that most of our readers — like most Americans — probably aren’t following news out of Paraguay. But there is a development out of the landlocked South American
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Lessons From Eradication
Bill Gates reviews the book “Eradication” by author Nancy Leys Stepan.
Polio Is About to Be Eradicated From the Face of the Earth. Why? Vaccines.
In just three years, the scourge of polio may be gone forever from our planet. This is incredible news. Polio, or more officially poliomyelitis, is a h ...
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Polio continues to paralyse children While polio is a distant memory in most of the world, the disease still exists in some places and mainly affects children under 5. One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis (usually in the legs). Among those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized.
What Polio Eradication Means to Me
We asked Rotary members around the world why they contribute to the polio eradication effort.
How dogs could help eradicate malaria
Dogs have been trained to sniff out malaria in socks worn by African children, and they are remarkably good at it.
Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Lessons Learned and Legacy
This article summarises 10 lessons learned from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) as part of the efforts called for in the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018's call to plan the GPEI's legacy. During its more than 25 years of operations, the GPEI has: "mobilized and trained millions of volunteers, social mobilisers and health workers; accessed households untouched by other health initiatives; mapped and…
How Advertising Is Helping Eradicate Disease in India
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Control, Eliminate, Eradicate A Disease: What's The Difference?
Control, eliminate, eradicate: A thesaurus might tell you the words are similar, the last two even interchangeable. But as the American Museum of Natural
Learning from smallpox: How to eradicate a disease
View full lesson: ed.ted.com/lessons/learning-from-smallpox-how-to-eradicate-a-disease-julie-garon-and-walter-a-orenstein For most of human history, w...
Why routine immunisation is key to polio eradication
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Malaria eradication top on Kenya’s universal healthcare goal
President Uhuru Kenyatta today said the prevention of common diseases including malaria is at the top of Kenya’s goal to achieve universal healthcare.
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India's Health Workers on How to Eradicate Polio
India – long regarded as the most difficult place to end polio – has been polio-free for more than two years. This remarkable feat would not have been possible without the dedication of rural health workers to ensure that children everywhere receive the vaccine.
How one woman is eradicating 'hidden hunger' in Kenya
“It’s easy for people to have enough maize flour, but there’s a lack of ability to afford a variety of fruits and vegetables,” says Esther.