News Stories

   29/07/2011
FC Barcelona joins the fight to eradicate polio Futbol Club Barcelona has announced that it will join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in helping to spread the word on the global effort to eradicate polio. Every time Lionel 'Leo' M...
   28/07/2011
Before the introduction of polio vaccine, little could be done to prevent children becoming infected by polio. The following pictures and footage give a snapshot of life in the shadow of polio, in Canada in the middle of the twentieth century. The fir...
   28/07/2011
The End of Polio campaign starts spreading the word on the international effort to eradicate polio.  The campaign, brainchild of the Global Poverty Project, gives four reasons to eradicate polio: • It's a generation defining achievement. •...
   27/07/2011
Funds Vaccinations for 40,000 Children Washington, DC (July 27, 2011) — The United Nations Foundation today welcomed Romania’s announcement that it was joining the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with its first grant that will provide polio vaccin...
   24/07/2011
WHO and the CDC, China co-hosted an International workshop on polio eradication during 21-22 July in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. "The global battle to eradicate polio is challenged with the double pressure of being polio-free and maintaining polio-...
   21/07/2011
Rotarians are in the forefront of the drive to implement Pakistan’s National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2011. The government launched the emergency plan in January, in response to a sharp increase in polio cases in the country i...
   20/07/2011
Independent Monitoring Board report The report of the 30 June-1 July meeting of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) affirms that polio eradication can be achieved in the near-term, but that 'this will not happen if things continue as they are.'...
   15/07/2011
A special bulletin from the World Health Organization office in Angola on polio eradication activities in a country where the virus has re-established transmission. The Independent Monitoring Board in its July report raised concerns about the quality...
   15/07/2011
Thousands of people across the Horn of Africa are facing severe food and water shortages in what is being called "the worst drought in 60 years". At the same time, high food prices are amplifying the drought's impact. Hawa Issak lives with her s...
   14/07/2011
With no polio cases in six months, it would be easy for India to become complacent. However, the Government of India is determined more than ever to mount a final push to ensure that polio is eradicated from India. An aggressive strategy to ensure the ces...
   07/07/2011
Significant implications, as Asia is on verge of eliminating circulation of this strain. Pakistan has reported wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) isolated from a 16-month old child with onset of paralysis on 9 June 2011, from a conflict-affected, inaccessi...
   06/07/2011
Discussion on Polio eradication at the 38th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers.
   30/06/2011
Chief Minister Banerjee launches week-long immmunization drive in West Bengal. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called upon parents and caregivers across the state to ensure that they immunize their children against polio in a week-long immu...
   23/06/2011
Dr Tachi Yamada has stepped down from his position as President of the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr Tachi Yamada has stepped down from his position as President of the Global Health Program at the Bill & Mel...
   22/06/2011
The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) will convene its third quarterly meeting in London, UK, on 30 June-1 July 2011. The meeting follows the Board's end-March meeting, during which it offered a frank...
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