News Stories

   15/02/2010
Under-fives in Nad Ali District are missing out on polio immunization due to an ongoing military operation Under-five children in Nad Ali District, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, are missing out on polio immunization due to an ongoing militar...
   10/01/2010
Launching campaigns in Buddhism's holiest site   The Dalai Lama inaugurated polio vaccination campaigns here today, in Buddhism's holiest site. The campaigns in Bihar state, India, were the first in the country to use the new bivalent oral pol...
   16/11/2009
Young pilgrims to the Hajj from polio-infected countries must be immunized with oral polio vaccine, the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia has demanded. The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia has once again issued a requirement that all visitors aged unde...
   24/10/2009
We're "this close" to eradicating polio This October, some 162 million children are being vaccinated against polio, in countries from Guinea in west Africa to Nepal in south Asia. This month also marks 95 years since the birth of Jonas Salk, developer...
   16/10/2009
Getting real-time campaign coverage data The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is implementing new approaches to improve the quality and impact of eradication strategies. One critical step is to obtain complete and rapid data on supplementary immunizati...
   23/06/2009
UN Secretary General recognizes polio workers and volunteers Birmingham, UK – In the final push to rid the world of a crippling and potentially fatal disease, Rotary International today announced that it has raised US$ 90.7 million toward its US$ 200...
   06/03/2009
A landmark polio project puts thousands of newborns on the map every month In the teeming streets of Uttar Pradesh (UP), ensuring each of the estimated 38 million children in India's most populous state is immunized remains one of the global polio era...
   26/02/2009
Response to polio spread in West Africa In response to a polio outbreak originating in Nigeria, an eight-country synchronized vaccination campaign in West Africa kicks off on 27 February 2009. Nigeria and seven of its neighbours wi...
   25/02/2009
During Rotary's 104th anniversary, floodlight messages across some of the world's most iconic landmarks are lit with the message “End Polio Now” From Sydney's Opera House to Rome's Coliseum, from Cape Town's Table Mountain to New York's High Falls, Ro...
   13/02/2009
Shows final stages of eradication effort A film depicting the challenges in the final stages of polio eradication has been nominated for an Academy Award in the best documentary short subject category. "The Final Inch" chronicles the challenges health org...
   27/12/2008
Police and students band together to build support for polio eradication in Pakistan All around the world they’re much the same… they’re red and round with big bold lettering. But in Islamabad, Pakistan, drivers may have cause to pause and look again....
   25/03/2008
10000 health workers stop polio in one of most dangerous places on earth Polio immunization of a nomadic child. Frequent population movements across Somalia meant that children of nomadic populations were at particular risk of polio. 25 March 2008,...
   23/02/2008
Message on British Houses of Parliament to celebrate 103 years of Rotary A giant Rotary wheel - the organization's logo - and the words "End Polio Now" were beamed onto the side of the House of Commons to the left of Big Ben on Rotary International's...
   28/07/2000
Independent polio campaign monitoring is carried out to assess the quality and impact of supplementary immunization activities. It is critical to guiding any necessary mid-course corrections if gaps or problems are found. The basic elements of monitor...
   28/07/2000
VDPVs and their Implications – State of the Art