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Monday, October 25, 2021



Eradicating polio in the times of Covid

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.

Polio vaccination campaign to begin in 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.

Afghan returnees to be vaccinated against polio in India

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.

Global eradication of COVID-19 more feasible than for polio: BMJ analysis

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.

Explained: Why World Polio Day is observed on October 24, where India stands

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. 

34,288 children immunised under SNID Polio round in Chandigarh

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.

UP: Polio team beaten up, cops say NRC fear

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.

India free from polio, then why has govt launched drive against it

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.

Country must unite in the effort to eradicate tuberculosis by 2025

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.

Polio officer killed by gunmen in northwest Pakistan

May 05, 2019 10:17 pm

Pakistan is one of the three countries, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, where polio is still endemic.


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.