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Aug 3, 2014 — Being a health worker usually isn't controversial. But in Pakistan, it can get you killed. Fatima Noor explains why she still goes door to door to immunize kids, even though she's scared.
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Jul 30, 2014 — Health workers are trying to convince parents to give children the polio vaccine, but the program faces violent opposition. Harvard researchers polled the parents. They were surprised by the results.
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Jul 29, 2014 — The effort to end polio is taking a toll on Pakistan's already overstretched health system. With more children dying of measles and diarrhea, some question whether the focus on polio is worth it.
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Jul 28, 2014 — The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
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Jul 13, 2014 — Crossword puzzles steer away from diseases. They're too depressing! But they have a habit of sneaking in. Here's a look at clues used by The New York Times for some infamous global health ailments.
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May 5, 2014 — The paralyzing virus had seemed on the verge of disappearing. But this year cases are being reported in 10 countries. The World Health Organization has responded with strict vaccination rules.
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Apr 24, 2014 — The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries, and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.
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Apr 17, 2014 — The two cases are the first in the country since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.
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Mar 30, 2014 — India declared itself polio-free on Thursday, but it isn't wasting time celebrating. Leaders are already applying the tools used to fight polio to end a disease that kills more than 150 kids each day.
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Mar 27, 2014 — India and 10 other Southeast Asian nations have eradicated polio, health leaders say. The milestone means 80 percent of the world's population now lives without risk of the paralyzing virus.
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