News Stories

   16/08/2012
Reaching every child in the northern Nigerian states of Zamfara and Sokoto is complicated by difficult terrain and population movement.
   13/08/2012
Is the question asked in the latest edition of India Polio Communications Update.
   03/08/2012
Intense virus transmission in northern Nigeria, large-scale population movements and lack of funds make for dangerous situation
   03/08/2012
Time temperature indicator known as a vaccine vial monitor (VVM) absolutely vital to eradication effort; allowing health workers to know vaccine has not been exposed to excessive heat.
   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...
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