The Daily Dose: Vaccinating 300 million children is a goal worth fighting for

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There’s nothing wrong with aiming high, especially when it comes to vaccines and global health. The world depends on public health officials who believe in solutions. That’s why Gavi’s goal of vaccinating 300 million children is so important. According to Stat, the vaccine alliance “unveiled an ambitious plan to expand the number of doses it helps developing countries purchase, aiming to vaccinate an additional 300 million children from 2021 to 2025.”

The World Health Organization released a statement concerning the attack on a number of health clinics in Syria. According to the organization, “WHO is gravely concerned about reported attacks on 7 health care facilities in the north west of Syria from 28 to 30 August 2019. Attacks on 4 facilities have been verified according to WHO reporting standards, and 3 are in process of verification.” Attacks on hospitals and clinics are cowardly, no matter which side you are on.

This study surveyed the effectiveness of India’s “Clean India” campaign. The movement was implemented by Prime Minister Nahrendra Modi as a concerted push to get more toilets in use countrywide. According to the author, “The setting by the Prime Minister of the ambitious goal to eliminate open defecation by the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi (October 2019) galvanised government bureaucracy, while early success in 100 flagship districts reduced the scepticism of government employees, a cadre of 500 young professionals placed in districts imparted new ideas and energy, social and mass media was used to engage and motivate the public and key players, and new norms of ethical behaviour were demonstrated by leaders.” (NOTE: This study has yet to be peer-reviewed.)

Study suggests human beings have been irreversibly changing the face of the earth for thousands of years. Raising livestock may have even changed the climate to certain degrees, though much less than today. It shouldn’t come as any surprise. Human do what humans do – destroy things.

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