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Canada commits $600M for global vaccination efforts

Canada is pledging $600 million to a global public-private partnership that works on vaccination campaigns in the world’s poorest countries, International Development Minister Karina Gould announced Tuesday. In addition to the funding for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Canada is committing »

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Pandemics: a brief history

Most people have heard of the widely known 1918 “Spanish” flu identified as H1N1. Particularly violent, it got its name from the fact that unlike elsewhere where countries had controlled media due to the war and deliberately downplayed coverage, Spain’s »

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Polio-like illness reported in Canada

Doctors in Toronto report a small increase in cases of a rare form of sudden paralysis affecting children in Canada. U.S. officials have reported 60 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 22 states. Cause of illness not clear The »

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Canada invests $20M in Nigeria’s polio eradication drive

Canada will contribute nearly $20 million to help eradicate polio in Nigeria, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau announced today. The polio eradication drive implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) will help immunize approximately 6.6 million girls »