Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first African and female director-general of the World Trade Organization, talks to The World about her work priorities and her recent book, "Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons."
The doctor lost his license. His study was discredited and called appalling and dishonest. Yet his bogus research two decades ago keeps getting treated as evidence that vaccines are dangerous.
The wildly popular tweet was aimed at a nation that stigmatized all Africans during the Ebola outbreak. While the US government recommends all its citizens get inoculations, including one for measles, many states allow exemptions for personal or philosophical concerns. Immigrants, however, don't enjoy that choice.
Maybe Americans should take a cue from the Swedes, who sign up in droves for all sorts of optional vaccines, including measles immunizations. How did that happen? It was no accident.
Doctors and medical researchers are moving quickly on two fronts in the fight against the Ebola virus. They are aiming to develop an effective treatment based on the experimental drug ZMapp, and they have just started testing a vaccine in human trials.