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Up to 650 000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year

Up to 650 000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year Flu

Up to 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), the World Health Organization and global health partners. This marks an increase on the previous global estimate of 250 000 – 500 000, which dates from […]

Unsung Heroes of Polio Eradication

Unsung Heroes of Polio Eradication Polio Eradication

We recognize World Polio Day on October 24, 2017 as an opportunity to commend the accomplishments of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), along with the unsung heroes of polio eradication who dedicate their lives to end polio and whose work emphasizes the need for continued commitment to achieve global eradication. Progress against polio has […]