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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
US$ 22 million urgently needed for outbreak response in Congo -- appeal from WHO, UNICEF and Rotary International.
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As of 7 December, at least 476 cases of acute fla...
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...
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...
Immunogenicity of bivalent types 1 and 3 oral poliovirus vaccine: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial
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...
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...
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...