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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.

Infected polio vaccine not supplied in Maharashtra

October 03, 2018 4:09 am

Maharashtra state Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant said, “The WHO is cooperating with India for polio survey as per international quality parameters. Sewage water samples from 45 places in different states including Maharashtra were collected.

Anti-polio campaign targeting 3.5 million children begins in Pakistan

July 03, 2018 9:53 am

Anti-polio teams will visit schools, bus stands and railway stations, Afghan refugees camps and other public places and also will go door-to-door to give anti-polio drops to the children, said the health department.

Pune health officials gear up for polio vaccine switchover on April 25

April 20, 2016 1:15 am

Dr Archana Patil, Additional Director of Health at State Family Welfare Bureau HQ in Pune said, they had received an initial consignment of 1.40 lakh doses of IPV followed by another larger one.

Health: Battles won and waged against disease

December 31, 2015 12:46 am

The food regulatory establishment found itself on the backfoot over both the Maggi controversy and the release of instant noodles by Ramdev’s Patanjali without the necessary certification.

World President of Rotary International in city: ‘Keeping India polio-free needs efforts, the club is working towards that’

December 10, 2015 1:32 pm

A native of Sri Lanka, Ravi says he is now a 'world citizen'. Appointed the world president in September, he has no personal agenda to leave a legacy; for he says then “I will be lost.”

How the rare polio case gets away — and why it must not

December 02, 2015 12:51 am

The child, who lives in Shahadra’s Harsh Vihar area, was diagnosed with the P2 strain of the virus around three weeks ago. The last recorded case of VDPV was reported from Beed, Maharashtra, in 2013.

Vaccinating children becomes a deadly battle in Pakistan

February 18, 2015 2:38 pm

Long eradicated in the West, polio remains endemic in Pakistan after the Taliban banned vaccinations

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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.

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