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   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...
   17/06/2011
Strategic vision for lasting polio-free world published in New England Journal of Medicine. 16 June – Progress achieved over the past 12 months, since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Strategic Plan 2010-2012, shows that in...
   10/06/2011
Hajj-related travel may accelerate spread. 9 June 2011 - Chad is experiencing outbreaks of both wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1 – 65 cases in 2011) and wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3 - three cases). The WPV3 outbreak has been ongoing since November 2007, w...
   01/06/2011
1 June 2011 – Nigeria has nearly tripled the proportion of children covered by routine immunization between 2006 to 2010, according to a new national study. The increase took place against the backdrop of aggressive supplementary immunization campaigns to...
   28/05/2011
Declaration at Deauville Summit underscores need for 'special focus' and 'renewed momentum' 28 May 2011 - G8 leaders unanimously re-affirmed their commitment to polio eradication at this year's G8 Summit in Deauville, France, on 26-27 May. In its decl...
   27/05/2011
As part of efforts to prepare for the polio post-eradication era, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have facilitated the development and transfer of new polio vaccine technology to vaccine production facilities in India and the Republic...
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