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[New post] Filariasis completely eliminated from Vanuatu; womens’ achievements celebrated on International Day for Rural Women

WordPress.com bobmakin posted: " The news is just out today. Vanuatu has eliminated filariasis. The World Health Organisation (WHO) DG for the Western Pacific made the announcement in the Philippines with Health Minister Toara Daniel present at a reception honouring the achievement. " Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Filariasis completely eliminated from Vanuatu; womens’ achievements celebrated on International Day for Rural Women by bobmakin No longer in Vanuatu: Filariasis. Image: CDC/Alexander J. da Silva, PhD/Melanie Moser/CDC Public Health Image Library The news is just out today. Vanuatu has eliminated filariasis. The World Health Organisation (WHO) DG for the Western Pacific made the announcement in the Philippines with Health Minister Toara Daniel present at a reception honouring the achievement. Cambodia and the Cook Islands have also eliminated the disease, also known as elephantiasis, or in Bislama as big leg. A campaign to eradicate the disease has needed regular drug applications, a singular success in a small country with so many islands. (Daily Post) The International Day for Rural Women was launched at Erakor village this week by Read more of this post bobmakin | October 16, 2016 at 3:26 pm | Tags: Australia, China, health, politics, taxation, UN, Vanuatu, WHO, women | Categories: The Daily Digest | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-1lG Comment    See all comments Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/2ejKaNk Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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