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   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...
   12/06/2012
International health experts conclude: "It is highly unlikely" that undetected wild poliovirus circulating is continuing in Xingang. The Government of China conducted a model response to last year’s polio outbreak in the country’s western Xinjia...
   11/06/2012
   05/06/2012
Aisha and her grandfather SOKOTO (Nigeria)– “We never felt the need to get our children immunized, but now, I will do my best to mobilize our community,” says Muhammad Bello, the grandfather of a 2-year-old Aisha who fell victim to the wild poliovirus j...
   04/06/2012
Reaffirms Japan’s commitment to polio eradication TOKYO, Japan (June 4, 2012) – Rotary International President-elect Sakuji Tanaka heard reassuring words from Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda regarding Japan’s continued support of polio eradication,...
   30/05/2012
Senior Somali government officials launch polio campaign Mogadishu, Somalia , 27 May 2013 –  Mothers and children lined up patiently here today for polio vaccination, under a high sun and intense heat. Their vaccinator was the Prime Minister himself,...
   24/05/2012
New cases at lowest levels ever, but funding gap threatens progress Geneva, Switzerland 24 May 2012– Despite the dramatic drop in polio cases in the last year, the threat of continued transmission due to funding and immunization gaps has driven the Gl...
   23/05/2012
WHO reports on Polio Eradication in the African Region in 2011 Brazzaville, 23 May 2012 -- The number of wild poliovirus (WPV) cases in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region dropped from 657 in 2010 to 350 in 2011 representing a 47% d...
   17/05/2012
Wild viruses and wildfires have two things in common. If neglected, they can spread out of control. If handled properly, they can be stamped out for good. Today, the flame of polio is near extinction — but sparks in three countries threaten to ignite a glo...
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