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12 Jan 2012 description

Critical need to maintain immunity to poliovirus in India until global eradication achieved

ATLANTA / EVANSTON, Ill. / GENEVA / NEW YORK / SEATTLE ¦ 12 January 2012 – India appears to have interrupted wild poliovirus transmission, today completing one year without polio since its last case, in a 2-year-old girl in the state of West Bengal, on 13 January 2011.

29 Sep 2011 description
report Rotary

By Dan Nixon
Rotary International News -- 28 September 2011

Rotary International has played a major role in helping the Global Polio Eradication Initiative make continued progress and overcome obstacles in the drive to rid the world of the disease.

Since October 2010, Rotary has provided almost US$40 million for polio surveillance, immunization campaigns, and technical assistance in several countries. In India, only one case of polio has been reported since January of this year.

15 May 2009 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. The purpose and scope of this review is to provide an understanding of past and current policies and programme approaches for integrating gender into humanitarian interventions, including actions to prevent and respond to the incidence of sexual and gender based violence. As such, it aims to identify lessons learned and good practice from desk-based policy reviews, interviews with a range of actors, and field visits.

24 Mar 2009 description

1.37 million new TB cases in 2007 among HIV-infected people, says new global TB control report

24 MARCH 2009 | RIO DE JANEIRO -- The total number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases remained stable in 2007, and the percentage of the world's population becoming ill with TB has continued the slow decline that was first observed in 2004, according to a new report released by WHO today.

However, the 2009 global TB control report also reveals that one out of four TB deaths is HIV-related, twice as many as …

13 Jan 2005 description
report CARE

Grant will support tsunami relief in South Asia and victims of conflict in Africa

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded a grant of $1.5 million to CARE that will be used for two purposes. The first is for disaster relief and reconstruction related to the earthquake and tsunami in South Asia. The second is for work in regions of Africa where disasters caused by humans continue to take an enormous toll.