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   18/08/2011
4.9 billion Japanese Yen (JPY) loan from JICA to support polio eradication in Pakistan through 2013 Ms. Sadako Ogata, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Mr. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundati...
   21/07/2011
Rotarians are in the forefront of the drive to implement Pakistan’s National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2011. The government launched the emergency plan in January, in response to a sharp increase in polio cases in the country i...
   07/07/2011
Significant implications, as Asia is on verge of eliminating circulation of this strain. Pakistan has reported wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) isolated from a 16-month old child with onset of paralysis on 9 June 2011, from a conflict-affected, inaccessi...
   06/07/2011
Discussion on Polio eradication at the 38th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers.
   22/06/2011
The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) will convene its third quarterly meeting in London, UK, on 30 June-1 July 2011. The meeting follows the Board's end-March meeting, during which it offered a frank...
   27/05/2011
As part of efforts to prepare for the polio post-eradication era, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have facilitated the development and transfer of new polio vaccine technology to vaccine production facilities in India and the Republic...
   17/05/2011
One year after launch of new plan, infected countries and donors review effectiveness of strategies and agree on essential steps to finish the job quickly 17 May 2011, Geneva, Switzerland - As international public health leaders gather in Geneva this...
   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
   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...
   11/06/2010
Tajikistan has held four rounds of vaccination activities
   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...
   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...
   23/02/2008
Message on British Houses of Parliament to celebrate 103 years of Rotary A giant Rotary wheel - the organization's logo - and the words "End Polio Now" were beamed onto the side of the House of Commons to the left of Big Ben on Rotary International's...
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