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   11/10/2010
To help inform the new Independent Monitoring Board Geneva, Switzerland - The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first quarterly 'data compilation' against the global milestones of the new Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI...
   01/10/2010
Improved vaccination coverage critical to halt Africa's only expanding polio outbreak Today, the Government of Angola launches vaccination campaigns aimed at delivering polio vaccine to all children under five years of age over the next three days. Th...
   22/09/2010
Text: By Chinara Asanova and Giovanni Zambello Three-year-old Uylus Jumabekova gently opened her mouth to let the nurse drop in some "vitamins" – it was her grandmother's explanation to help her take her vaccine against polio. She swallowed the not very...
   17/09/2010
Health system could take years to recover following flood damage "beyond imagination" - polio strategies adapted to protect polio-free areas of the country Polio eradication staff and resources have been mobilized en masse to support the response to t...
   15/09/2010
Reaching the MDGs with lessons learned from global polio eradication The UN General Assembly is convening a high-level plenary meeting from 20 to 22 September (the Millenium Development Goals Summit), with the primary objective of accelerating progress to...
   08/09/2010
Increased risk of international spread Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) are experiencing outbreaks of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1). In Angola, the outbreak which began in April 2007, has this year spread to re-infect previously p...
   08/09/2010
"Polio eradication one of my top priorities as CEO."
   02/09/2010
1.5 million children vaccinated September 2010 / Kabul, Afghanistan - In a region that has been polio-free for nearly a decade, a new polio case has been detected in the Imam Sahib district of the north-eastern Afghan province of Kunduz bordering Tajikist...
   31/08/2010
Attack a stark reminder of the dangers faced by public health workers. On the morning of 22 August 2010, Mr Osman Hussein Ibrahim, District Polio Officer in Mogadishu, Somalia, was shot and killed by a stray bullet while on his way to supervise polio...
   24/08/2010
Bono - lead singer of the rock band U2 - met today with President Dmitri Medvedev of the Russian Federation. Among other development and public health topics, both men discussed the importance of stopping polio, which has this year resurged in central Asia...
   16/08/2010
On 8 August 2010, the President of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno, received the prestigious Rotary 'Polio Eradication Champion' award. The award was given in recognition of the President's personal engagement in Chad's polio eradication efforts. Officially presen...
   04/08/2010
In Pakistan, polio eradication staff and resources are being used to help in the response to the devastating floods affecting the country. Polio eradication epidemiologists and surveillance officers in the worst-affected areas of North West Frontier Provin...
   01/08/2010
As a result of a large wild poliovirus outbreak in neighboring Tajikistan, Afghanistan has moved to safeguard children in its northern border regions through large-scale immunization campaigns. UNICEF Afghanistan Communication Specialist Cornelia Walthe...
   30/07/2010
The Horn of Africa is officially polio-free, with Sudan, Kenya and Uganda having reported no wild poliovirus cases for more than a year. In the first half of 2009, an outbreak of wild poliovirus that originated in northern Nigeria spread from southern...
   27/07/2010
Bill Gates' personal blog: With continued hard work and investment the world is on a path toward something pretty incredible, the eradication of polio.
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