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   16/11/2009
Young pilgrims to the Hajj from polio-infected countries must be immunized with oral polio vaccine, the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia has demanded. The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia has once again issued a requirement that all visitors aged unde...
   24/10/2009
We're "this close" to eradicating polio This October, some 162 million children are being vaccinated against polio, in countries from Guinea in west Africa to Nepal in south Asia. This month also marks 95 years since the birth of Jonas Salk, developer...
   16/10/2009
Getting real-time campaign coverage data The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is implementing new approaches to improve the quality and impact of eradication strategies. One critical step is to obtain complete and rapid data on supplementary immunizati...
   23/06/2009
UN Secretary General recognizes polio workers and volunteers Birmingham, UK – In the final push to rid the world of a crippling and potentially fatal disease, Rotary International today announced that it has raised US$ 90.7 million toward its US$ 200...
   07/04/2009
   06/03/2009
A landmark polio project puts thousands of newborns on the map every month In the teeming streets of Uttar Pradesh (UP), ensuring each of the estimated 38 million children in India's most populous state is immunized remains one of the global polio era...
   02/03/2009