News Stories

   03/08/2012
Olympians shine the spotlight on Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign.
   21/07/2012
A local community worker who was part of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan was killed in Karachi on Friday evening.
   18/07/2012
A year has passed since Angola saw its most recent case of polio; yet children in the capital, Luanda, continue to be missed
   17/07/2012
On the morning on 17 July 2012, a serious security incident took place in Gadap Town, Karachi, Pakistan, involving World Health Organization (WHO) staff
   17/07/2012
Along with other high-risk states, Kano embarked on a massive door-to-door polio immunization campaign between 7-10 July
   10/07/2012
New Polio Champion joins renewed drive to eradicate the crippling disease from Pakistan 9 July 2012 – World famous Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi took a break from defeating bowlers last weekend to become the new champion for polio eradication in P...
   02/07/2012
300% increase in staff to support eradication effort in worst-performing areas
   01/07/2012
Decline partially offset by use of new vaccines; new emergency plans in 2012 to reverse trend
   21/06/2012
But spectre of deadly outbreaks not distant  Copenhagen, 21 June 2012 – Today, the WHO European Region marks 10 years since it was certified free of poliomyelitis (polio). Stopping transmission of indigenous wild poliovirus in the 53 countries i...
   15/06/2012
15 June, 2012 – This week marked one year since the world pledged US $4.3 billion to save 4 million lives by 2015 through vaccination. Assessing the progress achieved since this goal was set at its pledging conference last year, GAVI Alliance has release...
   12/06/2012
Examining one of the reasons children are missed during vaccination. Deeply entrenched religious and traditional beliefs as well as a strong distrust of government health services undermine polio eradication efforts, particularly in Katanga "We don...
   12/06/2012
International health experts conclude: "It is highly unlikely" that undetected wild poliovirus circulating is continuing in Xingang. The Government of China conducted a model response to last year’s polio outbreak in the country’s western Xinjia...
   05/06/2012
Aisha and her grandfather SOKOTO (Nigeria)– “We never felt the need to get our children immunized, but now, I will do my best to mobilize our community,” says Muhammad Bello, the grandfather of a 2-year-old Aisha who fell victim to the wild poliovirus j...
   04/06/2012
Reaffirms Japan’s commitment to polio eradication TOKYO, Japan (June 4, 2012) – Rotary International President-elect Sakuji Tanaka heard reassuring words from Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda regarding Japan’s continued support of polio eradication,...
   30/05/2012
Senior Somali government officials launch polio campaign Mogadishu, Somalia , 27 May 2013 –  Mothers and children lined up patiently here today for polio vaccination, under a high sun and intense heat. Their vaccinator was the Prime Minister himself,...
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