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Green thumbs and purple Polio for reading week, anyone?

By Le Quach and Jourdan McGinn Le and Jourdan are generously sponsored by the Rotary International Foundation as Global Scholars. Each year, a handful of students begin at the School as Global Scholars. Le is studying the MSc Epidemiology and her … Continue reading

Vaccination Exhibition 3: Scientific Knowledge

Vaccination is a complicated process. It involves coordination between many different areas of public life, so that immunisations can be manufactured, distributed and given to people. At the heart of it, however, you need an effective vaccine. That requires research … Continue reading

Vaccination Exhibition 1: Eradicating Disease

The great success story of vaccination in the twentieth century was the eradication of smallpox. Although other public health techniques such as isolation and containment were necessary to eliminate the last few wild cases, vaccination was a key weapon against … Continue reading

Door-to-door vaccinators: risking their lives to help stop the spread of polio in Pakistan

By Svea Closser, Middlebury College In the last two years, more than 60 people have been murdered delivering polio vaccine door-to-door to children in Pakistan. These workers are part of a global effort to eradicate polio; they’re working to create … Continue reading

Scientists of the world unite on polio eradication

By Professor Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. This blog post was first published in the Guardian Friday 12 April 2013. I have spent my career seeking to understand and tackling deadly viruses, from … Continue reading

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