October 23, 2021 12:23 pm
Fortunately, India is free of wild polio virus since 2011 and no vaccine derived polio virus. However, India is concerned with polio virus in neighborhood countries Pakistan and Afghanistan.
October 18, 2021 8:03 pm
The campaign due to start on Nov. 8 will be the first in more than three years aimed at all children in Afghanistan, including more than 3 million in remote and previously inaccessible areas.
August 22, 2021 12:25 pm
India on Sunday evacuated 168 people including 107 Indians from Kabul in a military transport aircraft of the IAF amid the deteriorating security situation in the Afghan capital city following its takeover by the Taliban a week back.
August 12, 2021 6:38 pm
Relative to smallpox and polio, the technical challenges of COVID-19 eradication include poor vaccine acceptance, and the emergence of more highly transmissible variants.
October 29, 2020 8:46 am
As per the CDC, Afghanistan and Pakistan are the last strongholds of the wild poliovirus. In Pakistan, the number of reported wild poliovirus cases has increased in 2020.
September 21, 2020 4:15 am
About 85 supervisors monitored the SNID activity, for which 586 teams, consisting of two members in a team, of vaccinators have been deployed for house-to-house visit.
January 26, 2020 4:11 am
The police said the two had gone to administer polio drops to children. When they reached Ali Baugh colony, they were intercepted by two men, who first asked about their whereabouts and started beating them up after alleging that data regarding NRC was being collected by the two, police said.
January 19, 2020 8:01 pm
According to UNICEF, the last two countries where wild polio still occurs are Pakistan and Afghanistan. "In five out of eight countries in South Asia (Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh), more than 90 per cent of children have been fully immunized," says UNICEF.
January 04, 2020 12:57 pm
We need a multilingual, multi-stakeholder awareness effort to ensure that every single Indian knows about the challenges of TB and where to seek treatment.
May 05, 2019 10:17 pm
Pakistan is one of the three countries, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, where polio is still endemic.
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.
September 04, 2015 1:49 pm