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   29/10/2011
Immunizing over 9 million BEIJING---China vaccinated more than 9 million children and young adults last September in Xinjiang in a fight against polio after the disease paralyzed 18 people and killed one of them. Over 4 million children received a...
   27/10/2011
As country maintains pressure on the poliovirus through the high season New Delhi, October 27: “Every child deserves the right to run, to play and to live a healthy life without polio,” Fernando Alonso, two-time world champion Formula 1 Ferrari dr...
   24/10/2011
The Last Percent  World Polio Day originally brought people together to remember the birth of a man who led the first team to develop a vaccine against polio, Dr. Jonas Salk. It was the development of this vaccine, and its successor oral polio v...
   24/10/2011
Helping identify countries at risk of outbreaks Outbreaks in previously polio-free countries are associated with devastating humanitarian and economic consequences.  Over the past decade, outbreaks following importations into polio-free countries ha...
   20/10/2011
Joining the effort to bring about a polio-free world Geneva – The World Health Organization and the Saudi Fund for Development signed today a memorandum of understanding for the latter to contribute US$ 5 million to WHO, for the cost of polio eradic...
   17/10/2011
Volunteers around the world prepare for World Polio Day Last year, celebrations for World Polio Day included a contingent of around 460 Rotarians and friends who ran and walked the Eurasia Marathon in Istanbul, crossing the Bosporus Bridge,...
   12/10/2011
Polio eradication efforts coordinated with broader health agenda With the detection of WPV in Kenya, it is crucial that transmission is rapidly interrupted to avoid further spread to neighbouring countries, especially those affected by drought and f...
   05/10/2011
States eligible for US$ 500,000 grant to address pressing health issues SEATTLE -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced a new initiative today for Nigeria’s Executive Governors challenging them to deliver...
   02/10/2011
The Astana Declaration calls for funding and political commitment Astana – Ministers of health from around the Islamic world adopted a declaration this week noting that they "emphasize the urgency of stopping all wild poliovirus transmission b...
   30/09/2011
Religious leaders' support critical to help increase community vaccination acceptance and coverage in the country Ahead of the next National Immunization Days (NIDs) on 20 October, religious leaders from across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (...
   30/09/2011
Ministry of Public Health, WHO and UNICEF working to reach all underimmunized children wherever they live, priority outreach is being directed to Southern Region. Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), with the support of World Health Organ...
   29/09/2011
For seven countries in west Africa and Horn of Africa Washington, D.C. — The United Nations Foundation today announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had delivered $10 million of its $30 million commitment to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (G...
   22/09/2011
Children and adults all vaccinated Chinese authorities continue to respond aggressively to a polio outbreak in the western part of the country, in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Following the initial immunization campaign held on 8-1...
   20/09/2011
Sanofi Pasteur has donated to the World Health Organization (WHO) a vaccine seed-strain used for the production of oral polio vaccine (OPV). The type 3 polio seed-strain is the original viral seed used to produce large quantities of OPV against type 3 poli...
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