News Stories

   30/07/2010
The Horn of Africa is officially polio-free, with Sudan, Kenya and Uganda having reported no wild poliovirus cases for more than a year. In the first half of 2009, an outbreak of wild poliovirus that originated in northern Nigeria spread from southern...
   27/07/2010
Bill Gates' personal blog: With continued hard work and investment the world is on a path toward something pretty incredible, the eradication of polio.
   17/07/2010
A persistent outbreak of polio in Angola is geographically expanding in 2010 A persistent outbreak of polio in Angola is geographically expanding in 2010, with cases detected since February in previously polio-free provinces of Angola (Bie, Bengo,...
   25/06/2010
Looking at long-term OPV use and at fractional IPV dosage The New England Journal of Medicine has published today two studies on polio eradication, offering useful new insights both for the pre- and post-eradication era. In the first study, Helen Jenki...
   25/06/2010
Looking at long-term OPV use and at fractional IPV dosage The New England Journal of Medicine has published today two studies on polio eradication, offering useful new insights both for the pre- and post-eradication era. In the first study, Helen Jenki...
   21/06/2010
As polio eradication launches plan to tackle the final 1%, funding threatens historic achievement THE new Strategic Plan to eradicate polio by 2013 is already being compromised by a lack of funds, despite the fact the new approaches outlined in the Plan a...
   11/06/2010
Vaccination campaigns delayed or curtailed to minimize funding risk After several rounds of intense vaccination campaigns to end a polio outbreak in west Africa, which saw heads of state, movie stars and football heroes advocate for the eradication of pol...
   11/06/2010
Tajikistan has held four rounds of vaccination activities
   08/03/2010
Top-level leadership at launches of vaccination campaigns The President of Chad started the day by announcing, "I am personally declaring war on polio." The President of Mali launched campaigns in his country, calling on his peers to help make Africa...
   04/03/2010
Campaign aims to leave no child unvaccinated in 19 countries More than 85 million children under five years old will be immunized against polio in 19 countries across west and central Africa in a massive example of cross-border cooperation aimed at st...
   23/02/2010
“End Polio Now” message beamed on to monuments worldwide   Iconic landmarks around the world were illuminated with the “End Polio Now” message the week of 23 February in honour of Rotary's 105th anniversary. Landmarks lit up included: the...
   16/02/2010
Polio, peace and partnership For the past three days, 19 000 health workers travelled from house-to-house in 14 provinces to reach 2.8 million children under 5 years of age in southern, south-eastern, western and eastern Afghanistan. The immunization...
   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...