A polio endgame, soaring measles cases, a breakthrough in HIV vaccine research and other vaccines and global health news in this week's News Roundup.

The number of polio cases has plummeted in the last 25 years, from 300,000 to less than 300. Even so, last May the World Health Organization declared that global eradication of polio, reaching that last 0.1 percent, was a “programmatic emergency for global public health.”

When it comes to scientific research, not all schistosomes are treated equally.

In a recent blog post, Bill Gates describes his visit to Ghana, where he hoped to learn more about the country’s health delivery systems.

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