Friday, Dec 02, 2022



More than 600 Indian scientists, experts sign declaration to fully fund polio eradication strategy

October 18, 2022 9:58 pm

The declaration was signed by more than 3,000 scientists, physicians and public health experts around the world to endorse the 2022-2026 strategy.

She missed her polio drops, was paralysed, walked on callipers and became a doctor

October 08, 2022 2:22 pm

Despite being able to do her daily chores, walk by herself without callipers, complete her medical degree and the mandatory one-year long internship, Laxmi Chaudhary was given a 100 per cent disability certificate by Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi and disqualified from the PG course. She challenged the decision in courts, and won

Hochul declares polio state of emergency for New York

September 10, 2022 8:20 am

The order allows emergency service workers, midwives and pharmacists to administer the polio vaccine.

How to fight polio with cultural sensitivity

August 23, 2022 8:19 pm

“Vaccine hesitancy is not rooted in Orthodox religion,”said Nesha Abramson, outreach director at Community Counter, a nonprofit focused on public health advocacy in Orthodox communities

Polio in US, UK and Israel reveals rare risk of oral vaccine

August 22, 2022 6:17 pm

Since 2017, there have been 396 cases of polio caused by the wild virus, versus more than 2,600 linked to the oral vaccine, according to figures from the World Health Organization and its partners.

Extra polio shot offered to London children as concern grows

August 10, 2022 6:16 pm

On several occasions in London, a type of more dangerous polio virus has been detected in sewage samples.

‘Monkeypox is more than a wake-up call. It is about epidemic and pandemic preparedness as a matter of policy’

July 28, 2022 12:56 pm

Virologist Dr Gagandeep Kang and Infectious Diseases specialist Dr Chandrakant Lahariya remind us how a disease threat in one geography can be a risk to every other part of the world. While there are diseases for eradication and elimination targets, specific efforts need to be made to achieve those targets. We need to prioritise public health management as a continuous drill or else we will be struggling with every wave that comes, they say.

Rare case of polio prompts alarm and an urgent investigation in New York

July 23, 2022 12:11 pm

The sudden interest in such inoculations came a day after county authorities announced that a local adult, unvaccinated, had tested positive for the disease.

Poliovirus in London sewage – what you need to know

June 24, 2022 1:20 pm

There are three types of poliovirus, and infection or immunisation by one type does not protect against another. Here's what you need to know.

Delhi: Students to visit households near schools to create awareness of polio immunisation

June 19, 2022 10:51 am

Heads of schools have also been asked to organise painting and poster making, elocution, debates, and essay writing competitions for raising awareness of polio.


Suicide blast outside polio centre in Pakistan kills at least 15

January 13, 2016 6:00 pm

The blast in Quetta ripped through a police van outside the vaccination centre as security officials gathered there to escort polio workers for the third day of a vaccination campaign in Balochistan.