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WHO: Conflict, Inequality, and Economic Exclusion Threaten Health Gains

The Director-General of the World Health Organization warns conflict, social inequality and economic exclusion are threatening important gains made in health.   WHO Director-General Margaret Chan lost no time in telling delegates achievements in the global campaign to wipe out polio are in danger of unraveling. She says armed conflict, weak border controls, poor routine immunization coverage and the targeted killing of polio workers are standing in the way of eradicating this...

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