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- Garment saving lives of mothers in remote regions... Updated: Nov-08-13 12:18 pm
TRIPOLI, Lebanon - Health officials are rushing to vaccinate millions of children from Egypt to Turkey, fearing a polio outbreak in Syria could spread as tens of thousands of refugees flee the civil war.
GENEVA - Some 21 nations in the Middle East and nearby regions have jointly made the eradication of polio an emergency priority and recognized that Pakistan is a key part of the problem, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
New mothers in remote regions of developing countries who experience the relatively common complication of bleeding after giving birth often die before they get medical help. But a simple, neoprene garment is saving lives.