Syria's war has caused a re-emergence of polio. As a result, the W.H.O. is instituting a campaign to vaccinate 50 million children in the region. The diaspora of refugees undoubtedly will spread the disease. Here is a NYTimes article about the WHO initiative:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/07/world/middleeast/who-escalates-polio-fight-in-reinfected-mideast.html?_r=0.
Gail is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, holds an MA in Journalism and a Master's in Public Health and a Master's Certificate from the Naval Postgraduate School in Security, Stability and Development in Complex Operations. She'd like to eventually get a PhD. She has been following the use of U.S. military health capabilities for nation building and health diplomacy for several years and recently decided to blog about it. This blog is intended to build a resource of relevant news, documents and other online content. The views expressed here are personal and do not reflect those of any agency.