News Stories

   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...
   22/03/2012
West and Central Africa Polio Campaign Enters Decisive Phase Brazzaville/Dakar, 21 March 2012 -- Health Ministries, UN agencies and communities are uniting with tens of thousands of volunteer immunizers over four days to go door-to-door and hut...
   21/03/2012
An innovative way to reach Punjab’s nomads with polio information and vaccine 21 March, 2012 - Eradicating polio is not all fun and games – except when it is! Around 3,000 happy members of Punjab’s nomadic tribes converged at the Nomad Childr...
   14/03/2012
Prime Minister receives Rotary's highest honour in recognition of his leadership and dedication to a polio-free world On 14 March, United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister David Cameron was recognized by Rotary International as a Polio Eradication Cha...
   07/03/2012
International Women’s Day  7 March, 2012 – Out there in two continents right now, there is a dedicated, yet largely unacknowledged army of women devoted to ensuring that polio is eradicated. Dressed in uniforms of fluttering burkhas in...
   01/03/2012
It´s official: India is no longer polio-endemic, leaving just three countries which have never stopped polio 1 March 2012 - It was a much-anticipated moment. Weeks after India marked 12 months in which no Indian child had been paralyzed by polio, the...
   01/03/2012
Highlighting the need for high-quality polio vaccination campaigns 1 March, 2012 - “I do not want my daughter to suffer the way I did, and still do’” said Lora, a middle-aged Congolese mother who was paralysed by polio as a young child. “This va...
   29/02/2012
UN Secretary-General visits the polio-affected country 29 February 2012 - All Angolans, “health workers, volunteers, mothers and fathers”, must work together to ensure that polio is eradicated and to prevent the country from being re-infected once mor...
   27/02/2012
Landmarks around the world lit up with “End Polio Now” in celebration 27 February, 2012 - Over the month of February, Rotarians around the world have been celebrating the service organisation’s 107th anniversary - and in true Rotary spirit, many h...
   17/02/2012
Independent Monitoring Board publishes its February 2012 report In the report of its January 2012 meeting, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) congratulates the Indian government and its partners on that country's monumental milestone, and re...
   16/02/2012
After her tour of polio-affected Chad and DR Congo NEW YORK, 16 February 2012 – On February 20th, join Mia Farrow & UNICEF for their Google Plus hangout from Bukavu, Congo. While in the country, Mia is spending a majority of her time focusing on...
   08/02/2012
'Permanent’ polio vaccination teams In efforts to find new ways to reach children that live in areas plagued by insecurity, Afghanistan is preparing to send out Permanent Polio Vaccination Teams. These teams are formed by members of local communities...
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