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   15/02/2011
February 2011: In late 2010, a deadly polio outbreak struck the Republic of the Congo. It is the deadliest reminder in recent memory that unless eradicated, polio will spread internationally, with tragic human consequences. Mass immunizations are taking pl...
   28/01/2011
Citing dramatic gains achieved with polio vaccines, Prime Minister David Cameron joins Bill and Melinda Gates to call on world leaders to finish the job DAVOS, Switzerland – British Prime Minister David Cameron said on 28 January that the United Kingd...
   26/01/2011
   25/01/2011
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi joins the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to purchase and deliver polio vaccines for Afghan and Pakistani children and protect them from paralysis. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bill Gates, Co-C...
   25/01/2011
The only polio-endemic country where case numbers rose in the past year, Pakistan has developed a national emergency action plan that outlines area-specific strategies and accountability mechanisms. On 24 January, the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Za...
   25/01/2011
Global polio partners pledge support and urge continued action. Tachi Yamada of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation blogs his trip. As their visit to Angola came to a close today, Mr. Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, Dr. Tachi Yamada, pres...
   23/01/2011
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) noted this weekend that the majority of polio cases in 2010 were in OIC member states and expressed concern over the slow progress in eradication efforts in some of these countries. Pro...
   21/01/2011
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF today announced that Mr. Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, and Dr. Tachi Yamada, president of the Global Health Program of The Gates Foundation, will arrive this weekend in Angola, where the governm...
   20/12/2010
As part of ongoing efforts to further improve operational quality of supplementary immunization activities (SIAs), a pilot study was carried out in Nigeria in November to determine the feasibility of using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support...
   08/12/2010
US$ 22 million urgently needed for outbreak response in Congo -- appeal from WHO, UNICEF and Rotary International. Download full appeal (pdf): English ¦ français Current Situation: As of 7 December, at least 476 cases of acute fla...
   22/11/2010
New study in Vaccine offers strong economic justification for finishing the job on polio as quickly as possible. A new study being released this week estimates that the global initiative to eradicate polio could provide net benefits of at least US...
   26/10/2010
More than 72 million children to be immunized across 15 countries to tackle remaining risks Dakar/Brazzaville, 26 October – This week, Africa seizes an unprecedented chance to drive out polio when 15 countries across the continent launch a syn...
   25/10/2010
Immunogenicity of bivalent types 1 and 3 oral poliovirus vaccine: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial
   22/10/2010
Ministers of Health from Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and South-East Asia have come together at Regional Committee meetings of the World Health Organization (WHO) to discuss urgent measures to interrupt the remaining chains of polio transmissi...
   12/10/2010
Leadership takes to the streets to ensure children are vaccinated
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