News Stories

   24/05/2012
New cases at lowest levels ever, but funding gap threatens progress Geneva, Switzerland 24 May 2012– Despite the dramatic drop in polio cases in the last year, the threat of continued transmission due to funding and immunization gaps has driven the Gl...
   23/05/2012
WHO reports on Polio Eradication in the African Region in 2011 Brazzaville, 23 May 2012 -- The number of wild poliovirus (WPV) cases in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region dropped from 657 in 2010 to 350 in 2011 representing a 47% d...
   17/05/2012
Wild viruses and wildfires have two things in common. If neglected, they can spread out of control. If handled properly, they can be stamped out for good. Today, the flame of polio is near extinction — but sparks in three countries threaten to ignite a glo...
   11/05/2012
Volunteer community mobilizers’ network fully operational in Kebbi State, northern Nigeria KEBBI (Nigeria), 11th May 2012 – Selected from their respective settlements (villages), 200 volunteer community mobilizers (covering 200 high risk settl...
   10/05/2012
Polio transmission is heating up in northwestern Nigeria just as populations move back along traditional stock routes and into areas now affected by conflict, such as Mali. In Nigeria, authorities are focusing on making sure vaccination activities are wel...
   08/05/2012
Before dawn on the first day of the National Immunization Days in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Vaccinator Antoine Ngusu Hely is fully awake despite the early hour. At the health center of Kitutu, a storage site in the health zone of Nyemba in...
   03/05/2012
The Polio Heroes of Chad –social mobilizers, vaccinators, community and religious leaders    
   30/04/2012
Rotary International recognises some of polio eradication’s biggest names 30 April 2012 - Under normal circumstances, the president of an African country and a Bollywood megastar wouldn’t have much in common. But Nigeria’s President Goodluck J...
   22/04/2012
Protecting our world from polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases 22 April – This month will end with 394 million children having been vaccinated against polio, culminating in the first-ever World Immunization Week from 21-28 April. The w...
   06/04/2012
Everyone’s effort is required to eradicate polio from Nigeria 6 April 2012 - “I really want to improve the health situation of all the children in my communities, by immunizing them against child killer diseases like polio,” says Saudutu, a 37-year-ol...
   04/04/2012
Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee awards medal to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for his commitment to polio eradication EVANSTON, Illinois, USA, April 4, 2012 – Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee made history April 2 whe...
   03/04/2012
Safe and affordable inactivated polio vaccine for low-income countries. One of the strategic priorities of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is to enable low-income countries to produce Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV). To meet this objective,  t...
   02/04/2012
When the search for wild poliovirus is literally a drop in the bucket 02 April 2012 – Once a week, in the most crowded quarters of Quetta, Pakistan and Mumbai, India, teams of people wearing aprons and gloves stand together on bridges, carefully l...
   28/03/2012
Finishing the job of polio eradication will require the political and financial support of the BRICS, which together represent a large proportion of the polio-free world. The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are gat...
   27/03/2012
Emergency response in Pakistan to vaccinate internally displaced, amidst examination of polio eradication activities by the Technical Advisory Group. 27 March, 2012 – Pakistan took swift action this week to prevent a large outbreak occurring around Ba...
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