polio

Polio Vaccine Makers Failing to Make Enough Doses: WHO Experts

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Oct 23 – Two companies making vaccines to help the world eradicate polio are failing to produce enough, so many countries should prepare to give lower doses to make stocks last, a group of experts has advised the World Health Organization. With polio on the brink of eradication globally, the WHO

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Seven Pakistani Policemen Killed During Anti-Polio Drive

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, April 20 – Unidentified gunmen attacked policemen guarding medical workers administering polio vaccinations in Pakistan on Wednesday, killing seven of them, in the latest violence against efforts to eradicate the crippling childhood disease. The policemen were killed in two attacks in the city of Karachi, a sprawling port metropolis

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Latest Battle to Wipe Out Polio Begins With Vast Vaccine Switch

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, April 15 – In a huge immunisation effort in 150 countries, health teams will on Sunday launch what they hope will be the final push against polio. Stopping transmission of the contagious viral disease that has infected millions is possible within a year, experts say. And full,

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Polio Worker Shot as Pakistan Holds Countrywide Vaccination Drive

LAHORE, Pakistan Feb 17 – Gunmen shot and wounded a Pakistani polio worker in the eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks against eradication teams in a country that accounts for more than 70 percent of the world’s cases of the virus. More than 100,000 health workers fanned out

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Pakistan’s Polio Crisis

Children pay the price as ignorance and doubt help polio thrive in Pakistan  BY Mishaal Khan Pakistan is one of two countries in the world where polio remains endemic, the other being its neighbor Afghanistan. Last year, Somalia became polio-free, and the World Health Organization (WHO) removed Nigeria from the polio-endemic list, thanks to government-led

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Blast Kills 14, Injures 20 Near Pakistan Polio Centre

QUETTA, Jan 13 – A suicide bomber killed at least 15 people, most of them police, outside a polio eradication centre in Pakistan’s western city of Quetta on Wednesday, police said following the latest militant attack on the anti-polio campaign in the country. The bomb ripped through a police van that had just arrived at

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