I wrote my memoir on Smallpox eradication in India about the two years -1975-77 that I worked in isolated villages in India’s states of West Bengal and Rajasthan. I spoke openly of caste discrimination and sexism. Over the forty years since my time in India, I’ve been told that caste does not play a role …

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Anti-vaxxers have embraced social media

What I find astonishing is that Wakefield, who admitted that he made up data in the MMR article that he published – had his medical license revoked in the UK BUT STILL spreads lies on social media. https://health.spectator.co.uk/anti-vaxxers-have-embraced-social-media-were-paying-for-fake-news-with-real-lives/

Meningitis C Outbreak!

For yet another year, Nigeria and Niger are facing severe outbreaks of meningitis C. Both countries are part of the ‘meningitis belt’, a region that stretches across the continent from Senegal to Ethiopia, and is particularly affected by the disease during the dry season. From 13 December 2016 to 14 May 2017, a total of 13,943 suspected cases, and …

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