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   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
   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...
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