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India registers an increase in polio cases this year
Jun 04, 2009 An expert body of the Government of India had projected that transmission of a particular type of poliovirus could be stopped by mid 2009, if its recommendations were properly implemented. It has now been discovered that 18 more new cases have been added.
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Inching towards a polio-free India
Oct 31, 2011 The ongoing polio vaccination and strategic communication under national polio eradication programme in India has helped the country in wiping out the disease, writes Deepak Gupta, a senior UN professional.
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Successful Polio Eradication in Uttar Pradesh, India: The Pivotal Contribution of the Social Mobilization Network
Apr 01, 2013 Successful Polio Eradication in Uttar Pradesh, India: The Pivotal Contribution of the Social Mobilization Network, an NGO/UNICEF Collaboration is a paper that talks about the result of a partnership approach to eradicating polio.
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Rotarians help administer polio vaccines to millions of Indian children
Jun 18, 2012 The polio eradication campaign has been carried out in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and New Delhi. While most booths in Delhi were organised by the Government, Rotary organised some strategically located booths at transit points, bus stands and railway stations.
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Taliban bans polio vaccinations in Pakistan
Jul 21, 2012 Hafiz Gul Bahadur, an influential Taliban commander in the North Waziristan tribal agency, has banned polio vaccinations, prompting Taliban leaders in South Waziristan and other tribal areas to follow suit. The ban has put nearly 240,000 children in the region at risk.
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Polio health worker shot dead in Pak, UN condemns
Jul 23, 2012 The United Nations has condemned the killing of a local community worker in Pakistan who was part of a polio eradication initiative.
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Immunisation push results in polio free India
Jan 03, 2012 Extensive vaccination drives and support from initially hostile Muslim clerics have helped to eradicate polio even from the worst affected city in India's eastern state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Pakistan resumes polio drive
Jan 04, 2013 Realising that more health workers vaccinating children in Afghanistan and Pakistan against polio have now been killed by militants than people killed by the polio-causing virus, the Pakistan government has decided to provide security to polio workers in order to resume its anti-polio drive.
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Pakistan's polio cases linked to poor 'cold chain' facilities
Feb 21, 2013 After half of the 58 cases of polio recorded in Pakistan during 2012 turned out to be of children who had received oral polio vaccine (OPV), health authorities have formally complained to the WHO concerning the quality of doses distributed by the UN body.
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Insecurity hampering polio eradication in Pakistan
Oct 10, 2008 Not just refusal by parents but prevailing insecurity in parts of Pakistan and shortage of female health workers are proving to be major hurdles in eradicating polio in the country. Poor sanitation and high population density are other hurdles.
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Pakistan continues to report fresh cases of polio
Jan 15, 2009 There was another setback to polio eradication campaign in Pakistan, when on January 2 a fresh case was detected in the Punjab Province. Afghanistan, India and Nigeria are the other three countries in the world where polio is still endemic.
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Thousands of Afghan children miss out on polio vaccination
Jan 28, 2009 Nearly one in ten children under five missed out on polio vaccinations in Afghanistan this month because of poor weather and security problems. Heavy snowfall and insurgent attacks hampered the government-led vaccination drive in one of the four countries in the world where polio is still endemic.
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Millions continue to die as vaccines remain unavailable
Jun 02, 2010 A report released this month highlights the state of public health in the developing world. It stresses an urgent need for innovation extending the reach of vaccines to the poor of the developing world where millions die in absence of protection.
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Somalia starts fresh campaign against polio
Mar 21, 2011 A polio vaccination drive kicks off today in Somalia, four years since it was first declared polio-free. The new UN campaign intends to reach over a million under-five children in the trouble-torn nation. Polio meanwhile is yet to be eradicated from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Global polio eradication 'at risk'
Jul 21, 2011 World Health Organisation and partners may miss the 2012 target to eradicate polio, a group of independent health experts warn. Fresh cases continue to resurface in many countries due to weak vaccination campaigns and unstable governments.
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Bangladesh: Equitable treatment and outreach drastically reduce child mortality
Jan 04, 2011 Bangladesh government’s outreach to remote districts to increase access to healthcare, equitable treatment and services, family planning, gender empowerment and a nation-wide immunisation campaign have significantly lowered the country’s child mortality rates. The country's efforts are being lauded by the international civil society.
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WHO declares Nepal polio-free
Mar 09, 2011 Routine immunisation, mass vaccination campaigns and sensitive surveillance have crafted a polio free Nepal once again, World Health Organisation declares. Nepal’s thrive for polio free status has been interrupted at times by cross border transmission of the disease from neighboring states where the virus yet remains endemic.
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UN warns Pakistan on polio rates
Aug 10, 2011 The United Nations has warned Pakistan about mounting numbers of polio cases in five high risk districts calling the country as ‘last polio reservoir worldwide'. It plans to deliver oral polio vaccines to 16.5 million children by the end of September this year.
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Polio spreading from Pakistan: WHO
Sep 27, 2011 Despite two decades long mass vaccination campaigns, Pakistan has failed to control polio due to inadequate immunisation. Health experts believe that transmission of polio virus from Pakistan to China is a major setback for global polio eradication programmes.
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India to become polio-free
Oct 25, 2011 Showing no new polio cases in past nine months, India is close to wiping out the disease under global polio eradication campaign.
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One year of polio free India
Jan 13, 2012 Health officials hail the milestone in a country once home to half of the world's polio cases.
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Indian PM to inaugurate Polio Summit 2012
Feb 24, 2012 The two-day event begins on Feb 25 in New Delhi to sustain the momentum against polio until the disease is eradicated. India completed a year without detecting a single new case of polio in January.
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India is no longer polio endemic, says WHO
Mar 02, 2012 India has achieved yet another landmark in eradicating polio. It completed one year without a single reported case of polio in January 2012 and has now been officially removed from the WHO list of polio-endemic countries.
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Anti-polio drive moves to tribal agencies in Pakistan
Mar 30, 2012 Pakistan is focusing its anti-polio drive on tribal agencies along the Afghanistan border where militant violence has impeded eradication efforts. Children up to 15 years are being vaccinated, rather than those aged up to five, as is the usual practice.
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World closer than ever to eradicating polio: WHO
Mar 29, 2013 The success is seen in India, which has had no new cases in the past two years, said Oliver Rosenbauer, spokesman for the WHO's Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
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Rotary International and global partners contribute to a polio-free India
Nov 06, 2012 The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and its members celebrated their successful association with Rotary International's PolioPlus programme in India to make India polio-free.
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No new polio case in India for 3rd consecutive year
Jan 13, 2014 Polio or infantile paralysis, is a viral, infectious disease which spread from person to person, primarily via the fecal-oral route.
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India gearing up to be declared polio free by 2014
Oct 25, 2012 Guarding against the import of polio virus from neighbouring nations, India is running polio immunisation programmes at five international border points.
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When a health worker, Sadaf, met Amitabh Bachchan
Aug 22, 2014 A community mobilisation coordinator, Parveen, 27, was handpicked from an army of 8,000 frontline workers for her exceptional efforts to ensure polio immunization, writes Tripti Nath.
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International cooperation required to end Polio: Bill Gates
Feb 11, 2011 Funding in a sustained and strategic manner is critical to the eradication of Polio. It will be tragic if eradication fails because of a lack of generosity on the part of donor countries, says Bill Gates.
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