AFP (Sep. 8, 2015) Mali is on high alert after a baby was found to have the highly contagious, crippling polio virus, the World Health Organization said Monday, blaming low vaccination coverage.
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AFP (Mar. 5, 2014) At the Afghan-Pakistani border, Afghans dismiss militant threats and conspiracy theories about the polio vaccination programme while their children receive drops that could finally eradicate the ... watch video
AFP (Oct. 21, 2015) Ukraine announces the start of a polio vaccination drive that has begun only after health groups accused Kiev of being critically late in responding to Europe's first outbreak since 2010.
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AP (Feb. 18, 2015) Pakistan is in a deadly battle to wipe out polio. The illness remains endemic in Pakistan after the Taliban banned vaccinations, attacks targeted medical staffers and suspicions lingered about the ... watch video
AFP (May 5, 2014) The World Health Organization warned Monday that polio has reemerged as a public health emergency, after new cases of the crippling disease began surfacing and spreading across borders from countries ... watch video
AFP (Mar. 21, 2016) In a rundown district of Karachi, Rabia balks at a neighbour's proposal to vaccinate her children, demonstrating one of the biggest hurdles to eradicating polio in Pakistan by the end of the year: ... watch video
France 24 (July 8, 2013) It's a 34 billion USD industry that's saving millions of lives, but is the money spent on vaccines going as far as it should? The market is now dominated by the public-private partnership, the Global ... watch video
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Apr. 2, 2015 April 12 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Jonas Salk's landmark polio vaccine trial results, which confirmed that the first vaccine against polio was safe and effective. A ... read more
Aug. 21, 2014 Thanks to effective vaccination, polio is considered nearly eradicated. Each year only a few hundred people are stricken worldwide. However, scientists are reporting alarming findings: a mutated ... read more
Aug. 5, 2014 A coalition campaign involving imams, Islamic school teachers, traditional rulers, doctors, journalists, and polio survivors is gradually turning the tide against polio vaccine rejection in northern ... read more
Oct. 8, 2013 Two independently written articles call for a shift away from the leader-centric approach that polio eradication campaigns are currently pursuing in the three countries (Nigeria, Pakistan and ... read more