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   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...
   11/05/2012
Volunteer community mobilizers’ network fully operational in Kebbi State, northern Nigeria KEBBI (Nigeria), 11th May 2012 – Selected from their respective settlements (villages), 200 volunteer community mobilizers (covering 200 high risk settl...
   10/05/2012
Polio transmission is heating up in northwestern Nigeria just as populations move back along traditional stock routes and into areas now affected by conflict, such as Mali. In Nigeria, authorities are focusing on making sure vaccination activities are wel...
   08/05/2012
Before dawn on the first day of the National Immunization Days in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Vaccinator Antoine Ngusu Hely is fully awake despite the early hour. At the health center of Kitutu, a storage site in the health zone of Nyemba in...
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